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Top-work Grafting of Pecan Trees

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There are two main reasons for grafting a pecan tree. One is to install a better variety onto an old stock. A better variety may bear nuts earlier, produce more nuts, have nuts of better quality, and have a natural resistance against insects and diseases. The second is to ensure clonal genetic identity. Having a clonally grafted variety can greatly assist with orchard management.

There are many good pecan varieties, but make sure to choose those that do well in Mississippi. Consult Information Sheet 966 Fruit and Nut Recommendations for Mississippi for suitable varieties.

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Portrait of Dr. Eric Thomas Stafne
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Fruit Crops

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