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Pecan Insect Resource Coming to IPM Pipe

Over the past five or six years, those of you that have heard me talk have heard me reference the number of different insects that feed on pecan. Years ago, just out of curiosity, I started to compile a list of insects that feed on pecan and currently my list includes 15 nut feeders, 101...

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SEPGA Conference Sign-Up Underway

Information is available and registration for the Southeastern Pecan Growers Conference Feb. 24-25 in Biloxi is underway at the association’s website. The event will take place at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi. For more information visit the website or contact SEPGA Executive Secretary Vicki Jenkins, 662-902-1637.

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No-Bake Coconut Pecan Praline Cookies

Total 2 hours and 15 minutes | Makes 20 large cookies Ingredients 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1/2 cup corn syrup 1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut Instructions In a medium sized bowl, combine coconut and pecans;...

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American Pecan Council Continues Set-Up Work

The American Pecan Council continues to deal with the details of implementing the new federal marketing order for pecans. In a conference call meeting on Jan. 20, Council treasurer G.L. Straley indicated that a bank account would be activated soon. The pecan industry will be notified as soon as possible when the Council is prepared...

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Pecan Scientists to Meet March 21-24 at Noble

Pecan scientists get together for a national meeting every few years and the 2017 gathering will take place March 21-24 at The Noble Foundation in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Charles Rohla, the manager of Noble’s Center for Pecan and Specialty Agriculture, has announced that scientists wishing to make a presentation at the event need to submit a...

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Pecan Sandies

Prep 10 minutes | Cook 20-25 minutes | Makes 5 dozen Ingredients 2 cups butter, softened 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 tablespoons water 4 teaspoons vanilla extract 4 cups all-purpose our 2 cups chopped pecans Additional confectioners’ sugar Instructions Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add water and...

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Mechanical Pruning in the West

It has become abundantly clear in the past 10 years that mechanical topping and siding (hedging or mechanical pruning) is the best method currently available for light management in pecan orchards in the West. People have been experimenting with numerous different strategies for mechanical pruning for a very long time. In particular, I think we...

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USDA Implements Certificate Requirement for Organic Products from Mexico

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and Mexico’s National Service for Animal and Plant Health, Food Safety and Quality (SENASICA) are committed to increasing transparency and strengthening monitoring and enforcement controls for organic products traded between the two countries. One important mechanism for achieving this goal is the use of import certificates....

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