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APC 101 Series: Strategic Planning

The pecan industry is at a critical stage. Trade pressures, volatile market prices, and natural disasters have created uncertainty for many during a time when the industry has only just recently unified under the Federal Marketing Order. Under our remit through the FMO and as the largest and broadest organization for the pecan industry, the...

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A pecan tree with a narrow, curved trunk shows signs of a borer infestation, which can be seen in the holes in the trunk and the wet areas across the bark.

Stressed Trees Subject to Insect Attacks

Overall, pecan producers strive to provide the best care they can to their trees in order to achieve the production needed for their operation; unfortunately, there are events—generally climatic—that are out of our control that can be detrimental to tree health. Events such as hurricanes, excess rain, drought, and late spring freezes can all create...

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Handling Herbicide Drift in Pecan Orchards

Southeastern pecan orchards are often found growing adjacent to fields of annual row-crops. As a result, the tree canopies of these orchards are often vulnerable to injury from herbicide drift from the adjacent row crop fields. This normally occurs from April through June as weeds are eliminated from fields in preparation for planting or soon...

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What happened to my 2018 pecan crop?

Pecan production is never an easy or guaranteed venture. Even before the 2018 pecan season started out, most areas had high expectations for a good crop. Crop production was lower the previous season, and for most of us we, had good soil moisture over the winter. However just as the 2018 season started with some...

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