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M. Lenny Wells

Nitrogen is the most commonly applied nutrient in orchard crops and there are multiple options with regard to the form of N applied ( Weinbaum et al., 1992 ). The effect of N on pecan yield and nut growth has been studied since 1918 ( Skinner, 1922

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M. Lenny Wells

Nitrogen is the most commonly applied nutrient in orchard crops and is normally applied at higher rates than most other nutrients ( Weinbaum et al., 1992 ). The effect of N on pecan yield and nut growth has been studied since 1918 ( Skinner, 1922

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Fan Cao, Xinwang Wang, Zhuangzhuang Liu, Yongrong Li, and Fangren Peng

Pecan [ Carya illinoinensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch], a member of the Juglandaceae family, is native to North America. It is popular worldwide as an important multipurpose tree species for both its economic and ecologic benefits ( Wood, 2001 ). Although

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Lenny Wells, Jason Brock, and Tim Brenneman

Georgia is the largest pecan producer in the United States ( U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2009 ). The coastal plain soils on which most Georgia pecan orchards are established are inherently low in S. In addition, available S leaches readily

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Gianna Ricci and F. Bailey Norwood

Pecan ( Carya illinoinensis ) production using clones rather than natives has a number of advantages. Clones produce a more consistent harvest, produce more and larger nuts that have thinner shells, and their disease resistance properties are known

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Jay M. Lillywhite, Jennifer E. Simonsen, and Richard J. Heerema

Tree nuts are a popular food in the United States, used as both a stand-alone snack and as ingredients in other food dishes. Common tree nuts, such as almonds ( Prunus dulcis ), pecans, and walnuts ( Juglans regia ), have a number of nutritional

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Bruce W. Wood, Leonardo Lombardini, and Richard J. Heerema

Insufficient crop-load, as a result of excessive fruit-drop, can reduce pecan orchard profitability. Four fruit-drops typically occur between flowering and fruit ripening ( Hamilton, 1942 ; Romberg and Smith, 1946 ; Sparks and Heath, 1972

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Dámaris L. Ojeda-Barrios, Eloísa Perea-Portillo, O. Adriana Hernández-Rodríguez, Graciela Ávila-Quezada, Javier Abadía, and Leonardo Lombardini

Chihuahua is the state that has the greatest production of pecan ( Carya illinoinensis ) in Mexico ( Servicio de Información Agroalimentaria y Pesquera, 2012 ). Factors such as an inadequate management of pecan tree orchards demand relatively large

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Bruce W. Wood, Charles C. Reilly, Clive H. Bock, and Michael W. Hotchkiss

Pecan scab ( Seyran et al., 2010 ), caused by Fusicladium effusum G. Winter, is the most important disease of pecan cultivated in humid environments ( Wood and Reilly, 1999 ). Almost all cultivated genotypes exhibit a degree of scab susceptibility

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Michael W. Smith

Alternate bearing was recently identified as a key component limiting expansion of the pecan industry by producers, shellers, and processors ( Smith and Weckler, 2011 ). Pecan alternate-bearing theories have undergone modification as additional data