Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Joseph A. Carroll Building
401 W. Hickory Street
Denton TX 76201-9026
Help desk email: email@example.com
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Help Desk 940-349-2892
You’re Invited to These Upcoming Events
August 23–November 8: Fall Children’s Garden
January 17–March 21: 2019 Greater Aubrey Area Gardening Series
May 4: DCMGA Plant Sale
May 11: DCMGA Garden Tour
Ongoing: DCMGA “Herbal Branch” Special Interest meetings, one Monday each month
Ongoing: DCMGA General Membership meetings, second Wednesday each month
Q: I planted two pecan seeds about 15 years ago. They have yet to produce a pecan. What am I doing wrong?
A: There are several reasons pecans don’t produce:
• Trees grown from seeds are slower to bear nuts. It may take 15 years.
• It could be a poor variety for pecan production.
• If you have clay soil, the tree will struggle. They prefer sandy loam.
• Your tree probably needs fertilizer. Inadequate zinc, nitrogen and lime can limit production. Get a soil test so that you will know for certain what your soil needs (soiltesting.tamu.edu).
• Poor pollination is a common reason for lack of nut production. Pecans produce both male catkins and female flowers on the same tree. However, frequently the catkin’s pollen is shed either too early or too late to pollinate the flower. Having more than one tree can help with this.
• Too much or too little water affects production.
• Disease and insect pests can seriously limit production. Look for a variety with good disease resistance. You can find a list here: https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/…/home…/pecan/pecan.html
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DCMGA is Here to Help with your gardening questions
There are two ways to contact our help desk:
(1) Call 940-349-2892 any time. If there is no answer, leave a detailed message. We will research your question and call you back. Our help desk is located at 401 W. Hickory Street in Denton, TX, and is staffed by Master Gardener volunteers. When volunteers are available, you may bring in a sample of diseased plants or plants you want us to identify.
(2) Email us at email@example.com. We will research your question and usually can provide an answer within a day or two.