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Using Traps as Part of Your Integrated Pest Management Plan

Find tips and resources for using traps to control pecan nut casebearer and hickory shuckworm in pecan orchards.

How to Do a Perc Soil Test for Fruit and Pecan Production

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.

Cracking Pecan's Problems

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...

Welcome to the Backyard

The Noble Research Institute is building a backyard. Four, actually. Cars zip by the agricultural research institution's campus on Highway 199 east of Ardmore, Oklahoma, every day. Now, just before...