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Pecan Production 101

Pecan is an important crop in the Southern Great Plains. Recent USDA crop statistics report 175,542 acres of pecans in Texas and 141,765 acres in Oklahoma, with the majority of the acreage consisting...
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Tall Fescue: History, Application, Establishment and Management

Tall fescue [Lolium arundinaceum (Schreb.) Darbysh = Festuca arundinacea] is an introduced, cool-season, perennial grass that is native from Europe to Siberia and into North Africa. The date of the...
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Eastern Persimmon: Identification and Management in Pastures and Rangeland

Eastern persimmon (Diospyros virginiana L.) is a native tree species also known as common persimmon, possumwood, American ebony, white ebony and butterwood. It has a natural range that extends from...
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Blackberry: Identification and Management in Pasture and Rangeland

Blackberry (Rubus sp.) are native (usually) woody shrubs or brambles. They are members of the Rosaceae, or rose family, which includes over 600 species and developed varieties of blackberries,...
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Osage Orange: Identification and Management

Osage orange [Maclura pomifera (RAF.) C. Schneider] is a native tree species also known as bois d'arc, hedge apple, bodark, horse apple and bowwood. Its natural range was limited primarily to the Red...
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Greenbrier: Identification and Management

Greenbrier (Smilax bona-nox L.) is a native woody vine or shrub. It is a member of the Smilacaceae, formerly Liliaceae, family which includes approximately 12 to 15 species in the Smilax genus. View...
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Orchard/Air Blast Sprayer Calibration

Orchard, or air blast, sprayers are the most common pieces of equipment used to apply foliar insecticides, fungicides, plant growth regulators and foliar nutrients to tree crops. In order to apply...
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Using Aminopyralid Preemergent in Pastures for Western Ragweed Control

Western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya) is considered one of the most common weeds in pastures and rangeland in the Southern Great Plains. It is an aggressive competitor with grasses and is generally...
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Sandbur Control in Bermudagrass Pastures and Hay Fields

Sandbur generally behave as summer annual grasses, although they will sometimes act as weak perennials. While they are different species, they all share the common trait of being undesirable in...
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Fall Armyworms: Identification, Damage Indications and Control

If left untreated, fall armyworms (Spodoptera frugiperda) can destroy a pasture or field of crops in a very short time. James Locke, soils and crops consultant, shows you how to identify the fall...
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