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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Hedge Pruning in Pecan: Some Notes on Its History

Author
item Wood, Bruce

Submitted to: Australian Nutgrower
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: July 25, 2005
Publication Date: July 30, 2005
Citation: Wood, B.W. 2005. Hedge pruning in pecan: some notes on its history. Australian Nutgrower. 19(2):9-10.

Interpretive Summary: Alternate bearing is a major production problem in pecan. It is often due to poor sunlight exposure in orchards. Hedge pruning is a potential tool for reducing the magnitude of alternate bearing, but can enhance alternate bearing if improperly used. This is a review of the use of hedge pruning in pecan and how it has been successfully used. This information provides guidelines as to how to best use hedge pruning to control alternate bearing of pecan.

Technical Abstract: A major production problem in pecan is alternate bearing. Hedge pruning is a potential tool for reducing the magnitude of alternate bearing, but can enhance alternate bearing if improperly used. It is often due to poor sunlight exposure in orchards. This is a review of the use of hedge pruning in pecan and how it has been successfully used. This information provides guidelines as to how to best use hedge pruning to control alternate bearing of pecan.

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