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How to Take a Pecan Leaf Test

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It is critical to accurately measure the nutrient needs of pecan trees for successful orchard management. Leaf tissue can serve as an indicator of both limiting and excess nutrients. Charles Rohla, Ph.D., pecan specialist, demonstrates how to properly take a pecan leaf sample and prepare it for laboratory analysis.

Charles Rohla, Ph.D., serves as the manager of pecan systems. He oversees pecan research, consultation and operations. He joined Noble in 2006. He is actively involved with several state and national pecan and agriculture organizations. He has a bachelor’s degree in animal science, a master’s degree in agricultural education and a Ph.D. in crop science from Oklahoma State University. He owns a farm where he produces hay, pecans, show horses, cattle and pigs. He can be found on LinkedIn.

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