What’s Happening on the Pecan Farm
- Irrigation system is flushed and repaired.
- Soil is fertilized with Nitrogen.
- Winter grass is mowed and reduced with herbicide.
- Zinc and fungicide is purchased and spray equipment is prepped.
March signals the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring. We’re very thankful for all the rain that has watered the pecan trees lately. This is a hopeful start to a new season! In addition to water and sunlight, pecan trees need healthy “food” like nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and many other important nutrients.
This month we’ll be getting the orchard ready for the new growing season, which should begin soon. Budbreak usually occurs in April and signals the beginning of the growing cycle. Before that happens, we’ll mow the winter grass and spread herbicide so that the grass won’t be able to “steal” the fertilizer that’s meant for the soil. The soil will be fertilized with nitrogen, one of the major nutrients that pecan trees need to be full and healthy.