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Root Pecan Cuttings – Can You Grow Pecans From Cuttings

By Teo Spengler

Pecans are delicious, so much so that if you have a mature tree, your neighbors are likely envious. You may want to root pecan cuttings in order to grow a few trees for gifting. Will pecans grow from cuttings though? Click here for info on pecan cutting propagation.

How To Plant Pecans: Learn About Sowing Pecan Seeds

By Teo Spengler

Growing pecans from seed is not as simple as it sounds. Sowing pecan seeds is only one step in a complex process of growing a nut producing tree. Can you plant a pecan seed? Click here to find out and get tips on how to plant pecans and pecan seed germination.

Help, Pecans Are Gone: What’s Eating My Pecans Off The Tree

By Teo Spengler

It’s definitely unpleasant to walk outside to admire your pecan tree and find half your nuts are gone! You may begin to wonder what could be eating your pecans. Click this article for ideas on different pests that eat pecans so you can save more of the tasty nuts for yourself.

Using Pecans In The Kitchen: What To Do With Pecans

By Amy Grant

With such a large quantity of nut production, one might wonder what to do with pecans. Cooking with pecans is the most common of uses, but there are other ways of using pecans. If you are lucky enough to have access to a pecan tree, learn how to use pecans here.

Pecan Downy Spot Control – How To Treat Downy Spot Of Pecans

By Amy Grant

Downy spot of pecans is a fungal disease affects the overall vigor of the tree, thus pecan downy spot control is integral to its health. The following article contains information on pecan downy spot symptoms and tips for treating a pecan tree with downy spot.

Pecan Vein Spot Control – Learn About Pecan Vein Spot Disease

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Pecan vein spot disease is caused by the fungus Gnomonia nerviseda. The disease does not appear on shoots or nuts, only foliage and only in pecan trees. The good news is that the disease is infrequent, causes little crop loss and can be prevented. This article will help.

Is Ball Moss Bad For Pecans – How To Kill Pecan Ball Moss

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Pecan ball moss control isn’t easy, and even if you manage to remove most ball moss in pecan trees, it’s nearly impossible to remove all the seeds. So, the burning question is, what can you do about ball moss in pecan trees? Click this article to learn more.

Pecan Spanish Moss Control – Is Spanish Moss Bad For Pecans

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Is Spanish moss bad for pecans? Spanish moss on pecans can cause serious trouble when it grows so thick that it inhibits growth of the nuts. A thick growth can also prevent sun from reaching the leaves. Click here to learn what you can do about pecans and Spanish moss.

Treating Pecan Leaf Blotch – Learn About Leaf Blotch Of Pecans

By Amy Grant

Leaf blotch is generally a fairly minor concern. Even so, treating pecan leaf blotch is an important step to maintaining the overall health of the tree. The following pecan leaf blotch info discusses the symptoms of the disease and pecan leaf blotch control.

Shuck Dieback Of Pecan Trees: Learn About Pecan Shuck Decline Disease

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Pecans are prized in the South, and if you have one of these trees in your yard, you likely enjoy the shade of this regal giant. You may also enjoy eating the nuts, but if your trees are hit with pecan shuck decline and dieback, you could lose your harvest. Learn more here.

Pink Mold On Pecans: How To Treat Pecan Pink Mold

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

The key to treating pecan pink mold is to address the preliminary problem; pecans with pink mold can usually be avoided if pecan scab fungus is properly controlled. Click on the following article for more information on pecan pink mold.

Controlling Pecan Brown Leaf Spot – How To Treat Brown Spots On Pecan Leaves

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

A pecan with brown spots on leaves may be suffering from cercospora fungus, but it also could be cultural, chemical or even pest related. Click here to learn how to recognize pecan brown leaf spot disease so you can control the problem before it does serious damage.

Pecan Texas Root Rot: How To Control Pecans With Cotton Root Rot

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Pecans are grand old trees that provide shade and a bountiful harvest of tasty nuts. They are desirable in yards and gardens, but they are susceptible to a number of diseases. Cotton root rot in pecan trees is a devastating disease and silent killer. Learn more here.

What Is Pecan Crown Gall: Tips For Managing Pecan Crown Gall Disease

By Amy Grant

Mighty as they may seem, they do have their share of maladies, one of which is crown gall on a pecan tree. What are the symptoms of a pecan tree with crown gall, and is there a way of preventing pecan crown gall? Click here to learn about pecan crown gall control.

What Is Pecan Scab – Learn How To Treat Pecan Scab Disease

By Teo Spengler

Pecan scab disease is an extremely destructive disease affecting pecan trees. Severe scab can reduce pecan nut size and result in a total crop loss. What is pecan scab? For information on pecan scab disease and tips on preventing pecan scab in your orchard, click here.

Pecan Shuck Rot Treatment: How To Control Pecan Kernel Rot

By Mary Ellen Ellis

A grand, old pecan tree in your yard is a wonderful anchor for the space, a good source of shade, and, of course, a bountiful provider of tasty pecan nuts. But, if your tree gets struck with pecan phytophthora rot, a fungal infection, you could lose the entire harvest. Learn more here.

Pecan Nematospora – Tips For Treating Pecan Kernel Discoloration

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

One of the most common factors of poor nut production in pecan trees is the result of stressed trees. Events like cold temps, high humidity, and even drought are all responsible for the potential loss of pecan harvests. Pecan nematospora is another issue. Learn more here.

Pecan Stem End Blight Control: Treating Pecans With Stem End Blight

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Do you grow pecans? Have you noticed issues with the nuts falling from the tree in summer following pollination? Nut trees can be affected by pecan stem end blight, a disease you’ll want to get ahead of before entire crops are lost. Learn more here.

Nematode Control For Pecan Trees: How To Treat Pecan Root Knot Nematodes

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Have you noticed a decline in your pecan trees? Are the top branches dying out while leaves are smaller or chlorotic? Are there small galls on the rootstocks of your prized trees? If so, it is possible you have pecan root knot nematodes. Click here to learn more.

Pruning A Pecan Tree: Tips On Cutting Back Pecan Trees

By Liz Baessler

Pecan trees are wonderful to have around. There is little more rewarding than harvesting nuts from your own yard. But there's more to growing a pecan tree than just letting nature take its course. Cutting back pecan trees is important too. Click here for more info.

Picking Pecans: How And When To Harvest Pecans

By Amy Grant

If you're nuts about nuts and you reside in U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 5-9, then you may be lucky enough to have access to picking pecans. The question is when is it time to harvest pecans? Click this article to find out how to harvest pecan nuts.

Pecan Tree Leaking Sap: Why Do Pecan Trees Drip Sap

By Amy Grant

Like any tree, peacans are susceptible to a number of issues. A common problem seen in this species is a pecan tree that is leaking sap, or what appears to be sap. Why do pecan trees drip sap? Click this article to learn more.

Pecan Tree Toxicity – Can Juglone In Pecan Leaves Harm Plants

By Amy Grant

Plant toxicity is a serious consideration in the home garden, especially when children, pets or livestock are around. Pecan tree toxicity is often in question due to the juglone in pecan leaves. So are pecan trees toxic to surrounding plants? Click here to find out.

How Do I Know If My Pecan Tree Is Dead?

The pecan tree is a Texas native. Like many Texas native plants, it is a hardy, drought-tolerant, easy to care for plant. But just because a pecan tree can take lots of stress does not mean that you cannot kill it. Pecan trees that die from stress typically succumb to a combination of factors, including poor soil depth or drainage, lack of water, bearing too many nuts, freezing, poor management or disease. A pecan tree that is in trouble may not appear to be ill until it is too late. But once a pecan tree is dead, the signs are obvious.

Examine the canopy of your tree. If the limbs of the canopy do not produce leaves, or produce leaves that quickly die followed by a second flush of growth that also dies, the tree suffers from freeze damage and large parts of it have already died. Pecan trees never go dormant, so freezing temperatures will freeze the sap and kill a pecan tree.

  • The pecan tree is a Texas native.
  • Pecan trees never go dormant, so freezing temperatures will freeze the sap and kill a pecan tree.

Examine the bark of your tree with a magnifying glass and a penknife. Bark that is split vertically or peeling, but exhibits yellow, moist wood, is only a sign of rapid growth. But if the bark splits vertically and the wood beneath is gray, it is a sign of damage due to freezing.

Examine the ground around the tree. If new pecan saplings are growing around the base of the tree, this is a sign that the tree is at least partially dead. A pecan tree sends up new shoots from its roots, which are known as suckers, as a survival strategy when the tree itself dies.

Dig a hole around the roots of your pecan tree if the leaves suddenly wilt on the tree in late summer. If the roots are stained red and covered in tiny thread-like fungus, your tree has been killed by cotton root rot.

  • Examine the bark of your tree with a magnifying glass and a penknife.
  • Dig a hole around the roots of your pecan tree if the leaves suddenly wilt on the tree in late summer.

Because a pecan tree is a hardy tree, most stress can be corrected if caught in time. Unless a tree is fully dead or suffers from cotton root rot, you can correct problems that plague the tree and save it before it dies. If you suspect your pecan tree is under stress, consult a local pecan grower, nursery or your county extension office for a second opinion to diagnose the problem. Texas A&M University also maintains extensive literature on pecan trees, diseases that affect pecan trees and how to correct problems with pecan trees.

Dead pecan trees should be replaced with hearty saplings that are more drought and freeze tolerant, as well as trees that are resistant to cotton root rot.

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This article was co-authored by Andrew Carberry, MPH. Andrew Carberry has been working in food systems since 2008. He has a Masters in Public Health Nutrition and Public Health Planning and Administration from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

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Pecan trees are native to south central North America, and they grow best in deep, loamy soil. Their buttery nuts are baked into pies and other sweet desserts, and the wood can be used to make furniture or flooring. Growing a pecan tree starts with planting a bare-root or pot-grown tree in a spot well away from buildings and other obstacles. The tree will begin producing nuts after four to eight years, and needs plenty of water to produce hearty nuts.

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