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Orchard Update: September 2018

We are in the home stretch, the last month of the six-month growing season. But like any race, the home stretch is no time to slow down. One thing we are paying very close attention to right now is kernel fill. During July the inside of the nuts were filling...

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August: Mid-month Blog

In the pecan world the stages of nut development are given names like bud break, water stage, shell hardening, and shuck split, just to name a few. By checking the condition of the nuts during these stages we find clues about the health of the trees and how we should...

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The Boy Scouts May Have Been onto Something...

The Boy Scouts May Have Been onto Something...

There is their famous saying..."Be prepared." This can be applied to so many things in our lives.Truly, we remember this statement as we get ready to go back to school. It resonates in the hallways at Open House or Orientation and in the numerous retail stores, as we purchase supplies...

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Top 5 Activities You Should Do Before School Starts

1. First Friday, Downtown Bryan First Friday, a free event in Downtown Bryan, has become the “must ­do” activity for residents and tourists alike. Around 5:30 p.m. on the first Friday of each month, the sidewalks begin to buzz with activity. By dusk, streets and sidewalks are teeming with people...

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In the Pecan Orchard: August 2018

Here it is, the dog days of summer. Temperatures exceed 100 degrees and harvest is still three months away. So why are we shaking pecans off the trees in August? Pecans naturally produce a large crop every other year. It’s called alternate bearing. The reason older pecan trees fall into...

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