Pecan growers in the western US have been hedging pecan trees for decades, the practice of hedging in west Texas, Arizona and New Mexico is nothing new. Pecans growers in these areas are accustomed to hedging practices and many growers have a hedging program they swear by. However, this is not the case in the southeastern US.
Just south of Fresno California in the small town of Kingsburg, Krinklaw Farm Services is building what looks like the future of the agriculture industry. The team there has been working for just over three years perfecting their newest invention that they believe will add much needed safety to the spraying process of orchards...
As many growers have seen over the past few years, ambrosia beetles can cause major losses in young trees. The ambrosia beetle is a small beetle that boars into the soft tissue of young pecan trees with the intentions of creating a fungal garden inside the tree, which the beetle will use for food. This fungus will cause further
While other parts of the country are dealing smaller crops than previously expected, one state seems to pleasantly surprised with the harvest so far. Pecan farmers in the state of Georgia were watching intently as hurricane Matthew made its way across Florida narrowly missing most of Georgia and heading into the Atlantic Ocean. However it wasn't over yet, it would seem hurricane Matthew was not done reeking havoc, as the residents of North and South Carolina would soon find out; our thoughts and prayers are with the victims. On a brighter note many Georgia pecan farmers were very concerned about the affects that hurricane Matthew would have on their orchards, but to many of their surprise, it had very little affect. Overall estimates have been somewhere in the 10% crop loss from the affected areas of Georgia, which are very few. Several farmers have sustained significant damage from the hurricane but most farmers in the state were unaffected. This is great news for pecan farmers who are reaping the rewards of high prices along with high yields.