At the U.S. Pecans booth at SIAL China, the representatives smile and pose behind the counter, which is covered in brochures and pecans.

SIAL China 2017 in Photos

For the fifth year, U.S. Pecans attended the annual SIAL China Food Show in Shanghai, China. (From left to right) Blair Krebs, Matthew Langford from Diamond Foods and Executive Director Janice Dees worked U.S. Pecans’ booth at the show. The group promotes U.S. pecans to Chinese consumers and buyers. A total of eight pecan companies attended...

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The cotton square borer -- a fuzzy, green caterpillar -- crawls along a cluster of fruitlets. It has already eaten into several of the fruitlets.

An Unusual Insect: Just a Pest, Not a Threat

There is always “firsts” in the business of Cooperative Extension duties. First time seeing this. first time dealing with that. Back in early to mid-May, just after most catkins were dried up and the pecan female flower pollinated, I experienced a “first” while making farm visits with a certified Pest Control Advisor (PCA) and Certified...

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Close up of the American flag blowing in the wind

Fourth of July Treats

The only indigenous nut to the United States, the pecan has had a long history in our great country. Native Americans were the first to cultivate and eat the pecan, and later, our founding fathers picked up on that tradition. Thomas Jefferson grew acres of pecan trees and inspired George Washington to do the same. Here...

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OPGA attendees sit in trailers in the middle of a pecan orchard.

OPGA Conference Breakdown

The Oklahoma Pecan Growers Association packed much more than pecan production updates into its one-day educational program June 2 in Ardmore. Weather outlooks, farm transition/succession planning, and pecan tree and revenue insurance programs were spotlighted as well as some typical pest management and production topics. Al Sutherland presented an optimistic the weather outlook for the...

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New Name, Same Services

Earlier this year, the Noble Board of Trustees elected to separate the activities of The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, and that transition began on May 1, 2017. The organization’s research, education and consultation activities will remain with our existing entity but will continue forward with a new name: Noble Research Institute, LLC. The new name…

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