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Back door to China – A China/Vietnam trade mission

The U.S. pecan industry was invited to attend a seminar and tour of the newly created “free trade zones” on the China and Vietnam border. The tour was held on July 10-12, 2013, in Nanning, China. The commercial trade zones were developed as a result of a 2010 trade agreement (ASEAN) between China, Vietnam and...

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A Season of Extremes

While growing up in Texas, I was used to hearing the phrase “If you don’t like the weather in Texas, wait five minutes — it’ll change!” A similar statement is credited to the legendary Will Rogers, “If you don’t like the weather in Oklahoma, wait a minute and it’ll change.” However, this summer many pecan...

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The pecan cultivar trial at Friendship Pecans

A pecan cultivar trial inviting industry-wide cooperation has been established at Friendship Pecans near Albany, Georgia. Our hope is that as many of the most-promising selections from all over the U.S. as possible can be evaluated side-by-side in one location. The experiment, initially, will have 4 trees each of 160 selections in a randomized complete...

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