Results for pages tagged with "pecan"
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Drones are helping researchers better understand cotton root rot disease in alfalfa and how to manage it.
Three aphid species can prove problematic in pecans: black pecan aphids and two species grouped together in what is referred to as the yellow aphid complex, or simply yellow aphids.
Entomologists tell us that webworm outbreaks run in cycles. Some years outbreaks are severe, while in other years they are barely noticed. Weather, birds and the predatory insect population contribute to the circular nature of these outbreaks. Heavy, driving rains can flush the worms from the foliage early in the season, reducing the level of damage.
A discovery about pecan scab reproduction could give producers a new way to fight the fungus and potentially save them thousands of dollars in the process.
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 August, September and October.
The Noble Research Institute and Oklahoma State University developed the Pecan Loss Calculator to estimate the number of pounds and dollars lost as a result of pecan harvester inefficiency and wild pig rooting damage.
From November to January, pecan producers should be continuing harvest and preparing for a new year in the orchard.
The Noble Research Institute and Oklahoma State University initiated a study to investigate wild pig habitat use, ecology and damage within agricultural landscapes where pecans are actively grown and harvested.
Noble Research Institute researchers are studying ways to combat the pecan scab disease that decimates pecan orchards every year.
A percolation (perc) test is a soil test used to determine the adsorption of water into the soil. The perc test is also very important in agriculture because soil drainage can affect production of crops, including fruits and pecans.