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  • May 29, 2012
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    New pecan variety available to US producers

    Producers across the U.S. Pecan Belt and around the world have a new pecan variety to choose from which offers improved yields and good resistance to pecan scab disease. The new variety called Lipan was released by the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in College Station, Texas. The ARS’ Tommy Thompson, who bred the Lipan variety, discusses the many pluses associated with the Lipan pecan in this Farm Press video....More
  • May 29, 2012
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    Pecan tree hedging in New Mexico

    New Mexico State University has conducted five years of field trials in Las Cruces, N.M., on the impact of hedging and topping Western Schley variety pecan trees and how the practice impacts yields, nut quality, and the alternate bearing status of the trees. Farm Press Associate Editor Cary Blake talked with NMSU Extension pecan specialist Richard Heerema about the study results thus far, during the Western Pecan Growers Association Conference held this spring in Las Cruces....More
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