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The Pecan Detective Agency

When I was much younger I wanted to be a private detective. I read many of the old detective novels and watched lots of movies, hoping to be just like Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Charlie Chan or Inspector Wellman (bonus points if you know the last one). I was intrigued by how the detective was...

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Pecan Scab Questions

Texas is currently experiencing a major drought and heat wave following the wettest April and May on record. Our very wet spring set the stage for a major pecan scab year. I am not and have not been paid to be a plant pathologist; however, I study and worry about scab. I have experienced pecan...

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In Search of Fall Color

Thousands of Americans head out on the highways and byways of the country each year in search of fall color. Many southerners journey north where the cooler temperatures bring out the vivid red, bronze and gold foliage color hues that can be elusive or short-lived in the South. Technology, the internet and social media now...

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