Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/226098
Title:
Rejuvenation of Neglected, Mature "Wichita" Pecan Trees By Corrective Pruning
Author:
Gibson, Richard; Kilby, Michael
Issue Date:
Feb-2002
Publisher:
College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Citrus and Deciduous Fruit and Nut Research Report
Abstract:
An attempt was made in 1997 to rejuvenate neglected, mature 'Wichita' pecan trees in a commercial Pinal County grove by applying two types of heading back pruning cuts. The treatments were applied during the dormant season prior to the growing season. The trees were pruned using proven horticultural techniques which included dehorning (cutting main scaffolds to within 2 feet of the trunk) and cutting main scaffolds by 50%. After four years of data, the trees receiving no pruning treatments are producing as well or better than trees to which the pruning treatments were applied. The data suggests that a return to normal irrigation and fertilization practices alone will return neglected, water-stressed trees to normal productivity as early as trees that have been headed-back.
Keywords:
Agriculture -- Arizona; Citrus fruits -- Arizona; Pecan -- Arizona
Series/Report no.:
AZ1275; Series P-129
Sponsors:
Arizona Citrus Research Council

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.titleRejuvenation of Neglected, Mature "Wichita" Pecan Trees By Corrective Pruningen_US
dc.contributor.authorGibson, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.authorKilby, Michaelen_US
dc.date.issued2002-02-
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.identifier.journalCitrus and Deciduous Fruit and Nut Research Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractAn attempt was made in 1997 to rejuvenate neglected, mature 'Wichita' pecan trees in a commercial Pinal County grove by applying two types of heading back pruning cuts. The treatments were applied during the dormant season prior to the growing season. The trees were pruned using proven horticultural techniques which included dehorning (cutting main scaffolds to within 2 feet of the trunk) and cutting main scaffolds by 50%. After four years of data, the trees receiving no pruning treatments are producing as well or better than trees to which the pruning treatments were applied. The data suggests that a return to normal irrigation and fertilization practices alone will return neglected, water-stressed trees to normal productivity as early as trees that have been headed-back.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectCitrus fruits -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectPecan -- Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/226098-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAZ1275en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-129en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipArizona Citrus Research Councilen_US
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