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A New Year, A New Crop to Care For

So much can change over a short period of time. I often look back to previous year’s conditions to compare with present conditions. Last year, many growers, especially those that had other fruit crops in addition to their pecan trees, were very concerned about the shortage of cold weather received over the 2016-2017 winter. It...

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Celebrating 75 Years & Growing

For more than 75 years, the National Pecan Shellers Association (NPSA) has been committed to its stated mission: to support and promote the interest of pecan shellers and the global industry to assure quality, safety, and integrity of pecan products worldwide. NPSA has played a critical role as a solutions provider for pecan shellers by implementing...

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Turning Old Habits into New Traditions

Even though we are one month into the new year I believe many of us are still thinking of our list of resolutions. Maybe you have already made out a list and are sticking to it. Or maybe you are in the camp of people that are still trying to decide what changes you want...

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Dormant Season: A Good Time to Monitor for Obscure Scale

We are fortunate that in this day and age of pecan production producers have numerous tools available to help anticipate and control economic damaging populations of insects. There are pheromone traps, adult emergence traps, economic thresholds, online prediction models and a wide assortment of insecticides. However, there are some insects where detection will have to...

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Hello Dolly Bars Recipe

Hello Dolly Bars Submitted by Intisar Seraaj, pecan lover Prep 10 minutes | Total 40 minutes | Serves 12 bars Ingredients 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted 3 cups (about a 13 1/2 ounce box) graham cracker crumbs 2 cups (about 12 ounces) dark or semisweet chocolate chips 2 cups (about 8 ounces) pecans,...

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