Salt Leaching In Pecan Orchards Of The Southwest

Pecans, along with almonds and walnuts, are among the most salt-sensitive tree crops currently grown under irrigation. Many growers are not aware that salts are affecting tree growth, nut yields and quality, because symptoms of salt-affected trees are difficult to differentiate from water stress (Fig. 1). Diagnosis of salt problems and general approaches for minimizing...

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Remembering Dr. Benton Storey

When I was hired as a soil scientist/water management research scientist at the A&M Center at El Paso almost 30 years ago, cotton was the king. To my surprise, a horticulturist at College Station, who turned out to be Dr. Benton Storey, invited me to attend the Texas Pecan Growers Annual Conference. At the time,...

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