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Pecan Trees

Growing your own pecans is a rewarding experience that can provide you with fresh, delicious nuts for decades. Pecan trees are relatively easy to grow and care for, but there are a few things you need to know in order to make sure they thrive. Use our guides below to learn how to successfully choose cultivars, prevent and treat disease and pest infestations, and grow magnificent trees that will produce nuts for generations. Happy gardening!

How to Identify and Treat Pecan Stem End Blight

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Pecan nuts that start to turn black and fall off the tree may be suffering from stem end blight. This fungal disease is spread by insects feeding on your trees and can cause severe damage to your crop. Fungicide treatment may be necessary if your trees are infected. Learn how to identify and treat this serious disease.

How to Grow and Care for Pecan Trees

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When properly cared for, pecan trees can yield delicious nuts and liven up the landscape for years to come. But Carya illinoinensis cultivation is quite involved. Propagation, tree maintenance, nut harvesting and storage – our guide explains it all! By the end, you’ll be ready to grow these trees like a pro.

Juglone in Pecan Leaves Can Harm Plants

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As a close relative of black walnut, pecan also produces the strong toxin juglone. This toxin is poisonous to people, animals – and plants. Its presence can make it impossible to grow some kinds of plants under these trees. Read on to learn about juglone in pecan trees and how to work around it.

How to Identify and Treat Pecan Twig Dieback Disease

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Stressed pecan trees can be susceptible to pecan twig dieback disease. Caused by fungi, this infection cannot be cured by fungicides. Learn how to identify pecan twig dieback and steps you can take to prevent it from taking hold and how to treat infected trees. Plus tips on how to keep your trees healthy. Read more now.