Rows of 6-year-old pecan trees in an orchard in Georgia.

Pecans Included in USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released details on May 19 on its Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Farmers and ranchers can also receive support through the USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program, through which the...

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Classifieds for May 2020 Issue

NURSERY TREES AVAILABLE: Full service nursery with healthy, prolific trees. Pawnee, Caddo, Creek, Lakota, Kiowa, Oconee, Ellis, Elliot. Now taking orders for 2021 and tree financing available. Apollo Pecan Nursery, contact Tim Brown 941-266-6691 or REAL ESTATE FOR SALE: Gaines County, Bass Pecan Orchard for Sale. South orchard – 724 ac total with 404...

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An airblast sprayer sprays young pecan trees in an orchard in Texas.

The Story Behind Pecan Zinc Management

Pecan cells and tissue do not elongate or increase in length without zinc. For unknown reasons, pecan tree roots have difficulty in absorbing zinc from the soil, all soils, but especially high pH soils. Pecans growing in high pH soils are dwarfed and never grow to their full potential without foliar zinc sprays. Forty years...

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Your Pecan Tree’s Piggy Bank & Water Budgeting

As we move into the 2020 growing season, we should take some time to discuss how to know when to irrigate and how to know how much water to apply—irrigation scheduling. There are several different methods that growers can use to schedule irrigations, some better than others. Some producers may prefer the completely non-scientific approaches,...

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Industry Update from Capitol Hill

Federal COVID-19 Relief Actions The U.S. Congress reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic by passing three stimulus bills. Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020 Families First Coronavirus Response Act Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Although the first two COVID-19 stimulus bills included items that impacted pecans as far as nutrition...

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Whole Wheat Pecan Banana Muffins

Whole Wheat Pecan Banana Muffins From Julie Fagan, Peanut Butter Fingers Total time: 28 minutes Ingredients 3/4 cup whole wheat our 1/2 cup old fashioned oats 2 tbsp. ground ax seeds 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1 egg 3 tbsp. maple syrup 2 1/2 tbsp. MCT oil...

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