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Lest we forget pecan scab control

Controlling pecan scab was not difficult for many growers in 2011. The much-publicized drought caused a total absence of scab in the entire state of  Texas,  and many portions of the humid southeastern pecan growing region had much less pressure than normal. No pecan grower would ever wish for an abundance of scab in their...

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Out and About

The Georgia Pecan Growers Association recently concluded its annual meeting in Perry, Georgia. While I was unable to attend the entire meeting it appeared there was a very large turnout. There is more and more interest in the industry now that it has turned profitable. As far as this year’s crop in the Southeast goes,...

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A list of some pecan varieties originating from Mississippi.

Don’t Call it a Comeback…

The last time I wrote an article I was in Oklahoma. Since then I have moved to Mississippi State University. My position is similar, but some change in crops of major interest. Pecan growers, however, were one of the first groups to latch onto me. You see, just like everyone else in the U.S. the...

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Great start demands work

The 2012 Texas pecan flowering looks great. Most trees native and improved have a strong flower crop. Budbreak and flowering look to be 10 to 14 days ahead of normal. There has also been the earliest ever emergence of pecan nut casebearer (PNC). At least three things contribute to our big crop; the 2010 “off”...

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Cold Storage Pecans Total 240 Million Pounds

Pecans in cold storage totaled 240.5 million pounds, inshell basis, as of March 31, according to USDA’s most recent cold storage report. That number compares to 201 million pounds, inshell basis, for the same date a year ago. A month earlier, Feb. 29, 2012, cold storage pecan stocks had been 227 million pounds, inshell basis....

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