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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Nickel: Relevance to orchard profitability

Authors
item Wood, Bruce
item Reilly, Charles

Submitted to: Pecan South
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: August 15, 2007
Publication Date: August 25, 2007
Citation: Wood, B.W., Reilly, C.C. 2007. Nickel: Relevance to orchard profitability. Pecan South. 10(6):16-19.

Interpretive Summary: The nutritional physiology of essential micronutrients in pecan, especially that of nickel, is a limiting factor in optimization of physiological efficiency of orchard enterprises. Knowledge by farmers and extension specialists about the role of nickel, a newly recognized micronutrient, is meager. This review summarizes situations where nickel influences key metabolic and physiological characteristics that influence tree and orchard yields and profitability. This information assists in recognition and correction of subtle forms of nickel deficiency in orchards, thus, helping to maximize profitability.

Technical Abstract: The nutritional physiology of essential micronutrients in pecan, especially that of nickel, is a limiting factor in optimization of physiological efficiency of orchard enterprises. Knowledge by farmers and extension specialists about the role of nickel, a newly recognized micronutrient, is meager. This review summarizes situations where nickel influences key metabolic and physiological characteristics that influence tree and orchard yields and profitability. This information assists in recognition and correction of subtle forms of nickel deficiency in orchards, thus, helping to maximize profitability.

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