In this Issue:
  • Update on Pecan Cultivar Evaluation Trial in North Florida
  • Battling Scab in Panhandle Pecan Trees
  • Pecan Harvest Equipment Demonstration Video
  • Florida Deciduous Fruit and Nut Crop Acreage Estimates by County
  • Low-Input Sustainable Pecan Trial in North Florida
  • Pecan

    Update on Pecan Cultivar Evaluation Trial in North Florida

    The pecan (Carya illinoenensis, family Juglandaceae) is native to the Mississippi floodplain of North America. The pecan tree requires deep soils with an abundant supply of soil moisture. A large mature pecan tree can transpire 500-1,000 gallons of water per day.  The climate of the native range of pecan is characterized by long, hot …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/01/update-on-pecan-cultivar-evaluation-trial-in-north-florida/

    Battling Scab in Panhandle Pecan Trees

    Pecans are grown throughout the Panhandle of Florida. The western side of the Panhandle tends to be acreage dedicated to home gardeners, while the eastern counties have more commercial acreage. Regardless, many in the agriculture community are interested in pecans, because they either grow them commercially, or have some planted on their farm for local …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/22/battling-scab-in-panhandle-pecan-trees/

    Pecan Harvest Equipment Demonstration Video

    The Texas Pecan Short Course is an annual, four day training offered by Texas A&M University. The short course teaches pecan orchard managers and prospective pecan growers how to plant, grow, harvest, and market pecans. A harvest equipment demonstration is one of the hands-on activities offered during this training. The following video that provides …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/17/pecan-harvest-equipment-demonstration-video/

    Florida Deciduous Fruit and Nut Crop Acreage Estimates by County

    USDA Acreage Estimates of Deciduous Fruit and Nut Crops in Florida for 2002 and 2012

    Peter C. Andersen and Kevin R. Athearn

    Every 10 years USDA conducts a survey by county of the acreage of agricultural commodities for each state. Data for fruit and nut crops for 2002 and 2012 are …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/01/22/florida-deciduous-fruit-and-nut-crop-acreage-estimates-by-county/

    Low-Input Sustainable Pecan Trial in North Florida

    Traditionally, the southeastern United States, and particularly Georgia, was the major pecan producing region in the world. Within the last 20 years, the arid western states (mainly Arizona, Texas and New Mexico) have often produced about 50 percent of the pecans in the United States. The increased production of pecans in the arid west …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2013/12/13/low-input-sustainable-pecan-trial-in-north-florida/