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  (Caldwell, Texas)
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Royalty Pecan Farms in September

At this time of year, the nuts are fully expanded but not completely filled yet. We’ll continue irrigation around the clock to help fill out the pecan kernels.

During September, we concentrate on preparing everything for the upcoming pecan harvest. That means getting the orchard floor in shape by picking up limbs, grading and smoothing the ground, and mowing the grassy middles one more time if necessary. Then the mowers are cleaned and parked.

We’ll also continue inspecting the pecan harvest equipment and cleaning plant. Harvest equipment is greased and checked for needed repairs. The processing plant is cleaned and the bearings on all conveyers are greased. Also, spray equipment is cleaned and pumps are drained for the winter.

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Royalty Pecan Farms in August

In July, the water the trees take up expands the size of the nuts. If there’s not enough water, the size will be small. In August, the water intake is devoted to expanding the size of the kernel inside the expanded nut.

During the growing season, the overall size of the nut, including the shuck, expands first. Early in the development of the pecan clusters, the green shucks are filled with a watery substance. During August, that watery substance gradually begins to solidify and become the pecan kernel. Then the shell hardens.

In Texas, the hot days and nights usually reach their peak in August. What little rain falls evaporates quickly or is rapidly taken up by the trees. We’ll continue to irrigate as needed.

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