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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: Orchard nitrogen management: Which nitrogen source is best?

Author
item WOOD, BRUCE

Submitted to: Pecan Grower
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: February 28, 2011
Publication Date: March 1, 2011
Citation: Wood, B.W. 2011. Orchard nitrogen management: Which nitrogen source is best? Pecan Grower. 22(3):10-17.

Interpretive Summary: Suboptimal management of nitrogen fertility in pecan orchards leads to a loss of nutmeat yield and quality, but also a waste of natural resources and money. This article reviews several basic guiding principles useful to orchard managers when developing nitrogen management strategies, and determining which nitrogen source is best for their situation. Adherence to these principles will reduce orchard nitrogen input and potential environmental harm while increasing orchard productivity.

Technical Abstract: Suboptimal management of nitrogen fertility in pecan orchards leads to a loss of nutmeat yield and quality, but also a waste of natural resources and money. This article reviews several basic guiding principles useful to orchard managers when developing nitrogen management strategies, and determining which nitrogen source is best for their situation. Adherence to these principles will reduce orchard nitrogen input and potential environmental harm while increasing orchard productivity.

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