Results for pages tagged with "pecans"
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I recently returned from both the Oklahoma and Texas Pecan Growers annual conventions. Both conventions offer growers educational opportunities, trade shows and a chance to network with some of the top producers in the industry.
Nuts have been a part of the human diet for countless ages. The first documented evidence of nut consumption occurred around 7,000 BC during the Stone Age. More recently, nuts have received a large amount of media attention as an emphasis on heart- healthy diets has spread.
The new Center for Pecan and Specialty Agriculture adds opportunities for ag education and collaboration
One of the first Americans to appreciate the flavor of pecans was George Washington, who planted the stately trees on the lawns of Mount Vernon in 1775. Yet true cultivation of the nuts wouldn't...
National research project receives historic funding, set to advance DNA fingerprint system in pecans
Six national institutions have become the first multistate and multidisciplinary study to receive funding specifically to work on pecans.
It is hard to believe that summer is almost upon us. This has the potential to be a heavy pecan crop year, if the drought has not hurt things too badly. To ensure a good crop, many management decisions need to be considered over the next few months, including proper fertilization and insect and disease control.
In 2015, I wrote about the proposed Federal Marketing Order (FMO) for pecans. On May 6, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the order passed by an overwhelming majority of pecan...
A Noble Research Institute team has developed a DNA fingerprint for pecan that facilitates the identification of cultivars.
In order to receive financial compensation for the loss of a tree, a value needs to be established.
The Federal Marketing Order was created to benefit the domestic and global pecan market.