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‘Hog cam’ could give upper hand on feral hogs

Harvest season is well underway across Texas and, for all practical purposes, problems from production insect pests are behind us. However, until the pecans are in the sack and in the barn producers still have to deal with wildlife depredation and one of these wildlife predators, feral hogs, seems to be in the news on...

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New Mexico field day set for first of November

The New Mexico Pecan Growers Association is hosting its annual Field Day on Nov. 1 at the Leyendecker Plant Science Center near Las Cruces. Registration for the event will begin at 8 a.m. with the program commencing at 8:30 a.m. Marketing, manganese, weed management, pesticide regulations and climate forecasts are among the topics to be...

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Texas Shortcourse opens registration

Registration for the annual Texas Pecan Shortcourse is underway. The 2013 event is set for Jan. 28 – Feb. 1 at Texas A&M University in College Station. This five-day event is a comprehensive overview of pecan orchard management. Cost is $150 for growers and $50 for spouses and children, county Extension agents and students. The...

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Pecan Pralines

Each holiday season I make many batches of pralines for friends, parties, and folks who need a little lift. This did not just happen — it took me about 4 years to learn how to make authentic Louisiana or New Orleans Pralines. They are sometimes called Creamy Pralines or Caramel Pralines. So, what makes these...

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Pre-sprouted pecans suffering from Vivipary

Future pecan trees available now

Obtaining pecan trees to plant in 2013 is a real challenge. If you haven’t contracted with a pecan nursery prior to the appearance of this article, you will likely sit on the sidelines during the upcoming winter tree-planting season. More trees are on the way. Nurseries, both established and new enterprises, from Georgia in the...

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2012 SE Crop Update

It is the middle of October now and we are 10 days to 2 weeks ahead of our normal harvest schedule. It is beginning to look like the crop here is not quite as large as earlier forecast. It is still a good off-year crop but some farms are currently running 15-20 percent under last...

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