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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: PECAN CULTIVATION AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Location: Fruit and Nut Research

Title: Flowering in pecan

Author
item Wood, Bruce

Submitted to: Pecan Grower
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: May 25, 2010
Publication Date: June 1, 2010
Citation: Wood, B.W. 2010. Flowering in pecan. Pecan Grower. 21(4):24-27.

Interpretive Summary: Alternate bearing is the most important biological problem affecting pecan production enterprises. This problem is linked to floral initiation processes that extend into the previous dormant and growing season. This article presents a review of the various steps in the floral initiation process and discusses factors that influence each step. This information provides farmers with an understanding of factors regulating flowering and alternate bearing.

Technical Abstract: Alternate bearing is the most important biological problem affecting pecan production enterprises. This problem is linked to floral initiation processes that extend into the previous dormant and growing season. This article presents a review of the various steps in the floral initiation process and discusses factors that influence each step. This information provides farmers with an understanding of factors regulating flowering and alternate bearing.

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