How quickly will pecans come into production?
A pecan tree should be precocious (begin bearing at an early age) but should not overbear as a mature tree to the point that nut quality is unacceptable or that the tree becomes a severe alternate bearer. Older cultivars are generally less precocious than the newer ones, which begin producing as early as 5 or 6 years.
The COVID-19 pandemic presented a new obstacle for Mississippi blueberry growers in 2020, impacting the labor force for the early-season varieties.
The invasive species of fruit fly, Spotted Wing Drosophila, can wreak havoc on the state’s largest commercial fruit crop – blueberries. But homeowners likely won’t find it to be a significant problem.
Regional agriculture advisory groups will meet across the state next month to provide input on educational programing and research conducted by Mississippi State University.
Blueberry growers and others interested in growing blueberries commercially can learn more about the crop during an upcoming workshop.