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Growing up in southwest Oklahoma, I had little appreciation for pecans. My grandparents have a few trees on their place, and I remember them gathering pecans for Thanksgiving pecan pie when I was a child, but overall my perception of the industry was that it was small, perhaps nonexistent.
Noble's Manager of the Center for Pecans and Specialty Agriculture, Dr. Charles Rohla, brings us up to date on some of the pecan projects currently active at the Institute.
Even though the lower canopy of many pecan trees lost a number of pecans due to the freeze, a healthy tree should still produce a few nuts in the lower canopy and a good crop in the upper canopy.
This insect could DESTROY your pecan crop! Dr. Charles Rohla, Pecan and Specialty Ag Systems Manager at Noble Research Institute, walks us through how to monitor and control pecan nut casebearers.
Pecan growers should develop a plan for preparing for and addressing tasks throughout the year. Will Chaney, a senior research associate in pecan management systems, outlines activities for the year.
History has shown that the pecan industry is resilient, but the tariff trouble is proving to be just one hurdle the U.S. pecan industry needs to overcome. Thanks to recent storms, pecan growers now have bigger problems.
Noble Research Institute is a leading resource for growers and other pecan scientists who are continually working to improve the industry.
Maria Monteros, Ph.D., visits France to identify the genetic history of a 233-year-old pecan tree and learn what makes it so resilient.