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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: INCREASING FRUIT RETENTION AND OVERCOMING LEAF SCORCH AND SCAB OF PECAN TREES

Location: Fruit and Nut Research

2009 Annual Report


1a.Objectives (from AD-416)
This collaboration seeks to address alternate bearing associated crop losses by evaluating efficacy of two orchard management strategies for improving commercial-scale pecan production. These include increasing fruit-set of pecan trees and reducing crop loss and alternate bearing caused by leaf scorch.


3.Progress Report

Timely treatment of canopy with ReTain results in a reduction of fruit-drop and increase in nutmeat yield without loss of kernel quality. The study is being repeated a second year to: a) verify effects on yield and quality, and b) effects on return crop-load set.

MONITORING: Progress was monitored by regular site visits, phone calls, and e-mails.


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