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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.
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.
There are more than 200 insects that feed on the roots, wood, foliage and nuts of a pecan tree. Of these insects, 17 are nut feeders, with one of the most important nut-infesting insect pests being the pecan nut casebearer (Acrobasis nuxvorella Neunzig).
Try this award-winning recipe for a citrus-infused quick bread loaded with America’s native nut.
Joe and Jeannie Dobson return to their roots to enjoy the family land after years of city life.
Tim Montz and family continue growing their pecan business after nearly 40 years.
Six national institutions have become the first multistate and multidisciplinary study to receive funding specifically to work on pecans.