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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Improving Nitrogen Management

Author
item Wood, Bruce

Submitted to: Pecan Grower
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: March 27, 2005
Publication Date: April 5, 2005
Citation: Wood, B.W. 2005. Improving nitrogen management. Pecan Grower. 16(3):10-13.

Interpretive Summary: Optimal usage of nitrogen is a serious challenge for pecan farmers. It is expensive and potentially contributes to environmental harm. Principles are outlined that enable orchard managers to better understand how nitrogen is absorbed, translocated, and cycled in trees and how its usage can approach optimization. This information helps farmers to reduce nitrogen usage as well as potentially reduce the cost of nitrogen fertilization management in pecan orchards.

Technical Abstract: A serious challenge for pecan farmers is optimal usage of nitrogen. It potentially contributes to environmental harm and is expensive. Principles are outlined that enable orchard managers to better understand how nitrogen is absorbed, translocated, and cycled in trees and how its usage can approach optimization. This information helps farmers to reduce nitrogen usage as well as potentially reduce the cost of nitrogen fertilization management in pecan orchards.

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