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Orchard in March at Royalty Pecan Farms

What’s Happening on the Pecan Farm

This month we’re continuing our project to install irrigation throughout the entire pecan orchard. Our farm is located in the Brazos Valley, which is about halfway between Central Texas and East Texas. This area of Texas usually receives a good amount of annual rainfall, but it’s best to have a reliable plan to ensure your trees get all the water they need to produce quality pecans.

Trench for irrigation main at Royalty Pecan Farms

Installing Irrigation at Royalty Pecan Farms

Did You Know?

During the hot Texas summer, while our trees are working hard to grow their pecans, each tree needs about 150 gallons of water every day. That’s why we’ve been working over the years to irrigate all of our trees. The irrigation system we’ve been installing is called buried drip.

There are different ways to irrigate farm land, but we prefer buried drip because it’s more efficient and environmentally friendly. It’s a big project, but it allows us to control how much water is distributed and send it directly to the root zone, which is about 15-20 inches below the surface. That means water is not wasted on weeds and grass or lost through evaporation. This is one of the many ways we keep our farming practices sustainable and as natural as possible.

Browse the rest of our blog to learn more about planting, growing, and caring for pecan trees.

Orchard in March Royalty Pecan Farms