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The Crop Corner April 2022

The Crop Corner provides seasonal updates for readers on pecans throughout the industry and continues April 2o22. Created and published by Pecan South editors, The Pecan Newsletter provides weekly harvest and market updates from September through January by compiling reports from growers and market information from reliable sources worldwide. The Crop Corner follows these same...

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Alternative pest control considerations

With the new season right around the corner and the supply chain challenges for all goods, growers may need to start thinking about alternative pest control options. We have become dependent on chemicals to help control pests in our orchards. This dependence has led to us giving little thought to other methods for controlling these...

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Sunlight bursts through a pecan orchard at dawn.

Thinking like a pecan tree

Sometimes when you’re out in the orchard and you listen closely amid the bird song, you can hear the leaves rubbing edges in the breeze, busy at their work of changing sunlight to sugar with a little help from the roots pulling water and nutrients from the soil. You’ll have to switch off the tractor...

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The three new pecan varieties compared side-by-side.

3 New Pecan Varieties Patented by USDA-ARS Pecan Breeding and Genetics Program

‘Pueblo,’ ‘Seneca,’ and ‘Zuni’ are three new pecan varieties released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and are patent pending. These three varieties were written about in-depth by LJ Grauke (retired, USDA-ARS) in his 2019 Pecan South article, “Family Trees: The Next Generation.” All observations of these varieties are based...

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