What’s Happening on the Pecan Farm
Spring is here! The new pecan growing season begins this month with budbreak and pollination. (Click here to see more about pecan tree pollination.)
When the new leaves start emerging, we know the trees are no longer dormant, so we get ready to start fertigation. This process lets us give the trees nutrients they need to stay healthy, such as nitrogen and potassium.
There are multiple ways to implement fertigation, but we use our buried drip irrigation system. This is efficient because it allows the fertilizer to go directly to the root zone in a form that’s ready for the trees to absorb and use. (Click here to see more about our irrigation.)
By the end of April, most of the pecan trees will grow new leaves, tiny pecan flowers, and pollen-bearing catkins (shown below). The pecan trees are pollinated by the wind, and the new crop of pecans start their cycle.