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Gayle M. Volk, John Waddell, Leigh Towill, and L.J. Grauke

Pecan [ Carya illinoinensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch] trees are native to the United States and Mexico with a range that extends from floodplains in Illinois and Iowa through Texas to Mexico ( Fig. 1 ). Trees originating from northern populations mature

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Patrick Conner

Pecan is a highly heterozygous outcrossing species, which shows wide variation in nut and tree quality when propagated from seed. The majority of pecan nuts are harvested from orchards of clonally propagated cultivars, although significant

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Mohammed B. Tahboub, William C. Lindemann, and Leigh Murray

Mechanical pruning of trees is becoming increasingly common in commercial pecan orchards. This practice generates considerable biomass. For example, in Doña Ana County, N.M., an estimated 25,500 tons of pecan pruning wood is produced annually

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Juan L. Silva, Frank B. Matta, and Esteban A. Herrera

was defrayed in part by the payment of page charges Under postal regulations, this paper therefore must be hereby marked advertisement solety to indicate this fact. We thank the Western Pecan Growers Association for their

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Rui Zhang, Fang-Ren Peng, Pan Yan, Fan Cao, Zhuang-Zhuang Liu, Dong-Liang Le, and Peng-Peng Tan

Pecan ( Carya illinoinensis ) is a deciduous nut tree that is well adapted to loamy bottom land sites ( Sparks, 2002 ). Most pecan seeds are normally germinated and grown in field nurseries for one season, budded the second year, and then dug and

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Leonardo Lombardini, Tina M. Waliczek, and Jayne M. Zajicek

The pecan is the only tree nut with commercial importance that is native to North America and is an important nut crop contributing to the agricultural economy and history of the United States. It has been used for centuries by Native Americans

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L.J. Grauke and J.W. Pratt

1 Research Horticulturist. 2 Technician. Current address: Rte. 1, Box 406, Bossier City, LA 71112. Research conducted at Pecan Research-Extension Station, Louisiana State Univ., Shreveport. The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in part by

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Joshua Sherman, Richard J. Heerema, Dawn VanLeeuwen, and Rolston St. Hilaire

Pecan ( C. illinoinensis ) is the only widely grown commercial nut tree species native to North America. The native distribution of pecan is primarily along the Mississippi River Valley as far north as southeastern Iowa and south to Mississippi and

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Jason J. Griffin, William R. Reid, and Dale J. Bremer

research was to determine if three common turfgrass species used throughout the southern Great Plains inhibit establishment and growth of eastern redbud ( Cercis canadensis ) and pecan ( Carya illinoinensis ). Eastern redbud was selected due to its

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Sanjit K. Deb, Parmodh Sharma, Manoj K. Shukla, Theodore W. Sammis, and Jamshid Ashigh

, the occurrence of salt-affected soils in pecan orchards is common in upland soils irrigated with moderately saline water (1 to 2 dS·m −1 ) and in alluvial soils with poor drainage or inadequate permeability ( Miyamoto and Storey, 1995 ). High