A mature pecan tree with dense, green foliage stretches its branches toward the sky, which forms a deep blue background to this photo. To grow a better pecan crop, pecan producers should focus on leaves during dormant season.

Grow Leaves, Grow More Pecans

Perhaps you remember that well-known line from the poem “Twas The Night Before Christmas”—While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads. This January, thoughts of lush, dark green leaves sprouting on your pecan trees should be dancing through your head. It’s somewhat hard to think about leaves in January, but growing leaves is exactly what...

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Flowchart shows the potential paths pecans take through industry marketing channels.

Pecan Marketing Channels & Players

Most agricultural products, including pecans, make their way through several industry segments, moving from producers to final consumers. The paths these products take are referred to as marketing channels. In this article, we explore pecan marketing channels with an emphasis on better understanding the industry participants in each marketing channel. In future articles, we’ll discuss...

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Two rows of mature pecan trees separated by burgeoning cover crop.

Cover Crops—Cover up out there!

I have always wondered how many of us in the pecan industry utilize cover crops. Has there ever been a survey on this topic specifically for pecan production operations? I haven’t found any in my search, but there probably hasn’t ever been a formal one conducted across the entire pecan production belt. I bet if...

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January 2021 Classifieds

PECAN TREES: Bareroot Western Schley, Wichita, and Pawnee pecan trees, (Riverside Rootstock). For information, call Pena’s Pecan Nursery, 3 miles south of Las Cruces, NM 88047; 575-525-9062. Used Savage equipment for sale: (2) 4224 Cleaners, 244s Cracker, Shell Aspirator, 8042 Harvester, 2158 shaker, 2138 shaker. (580)-795-3394. FOR SALE: ’93 OMC shaker, ’93 Orchard Rite shaker,...

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