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A Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture had a busy July on the job. Kenneth Watkins had to balance his research projects with pecan and cattle conferences and more.
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.
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.