Submitted to: Pecan Grower
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: August 28, 2011
Publication Date: September 1, 2011
Citation: Wood, B.W. 2011. The regulation of the production of female flores in pecan. Pecan Grower. 23(2):8-14. Interpretive Summary: Alternate bearing and control of flowering are the most important biological problems for the U.S. pecan industry. There is great need for improved strategies and tools for their control. This grower oriented article reports how these processes are being regulated in pecan and identifies potential horticultural tools by which the production of female flowers can be controlled in orchard enterprises. This research establishes the potential for manipulation of alternate bearing and flowering in pecan and many other tree crops by orchard managers.
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