Arizona pecan yields could average about 2,000 in-shell pounds per acre this year with good to very good nut quality, says pecan specialist Mike Kilby of Kilby Ag Services, Sahuarita, Ariz.
Pruning helps manage pecan nut yields and improve nut quality, says Mike Kilby.
Mike Kilby, Arizona pecan specialist.
Commercial pecan production is a $60-plus million business in Arizona.
Drip-sprinker irrigation is becoming more popular in pecan orchards than flood irrigation.
Water, nutrition, alternate bearing, and aphids are among the front-burner issues for Arizona pecan growers striving to produce a high quality crop and good yields.
Western Farm Press