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- Andales, A.; Wang, J.; Sammis, T.W.; Mexal, J.G.; Simmons, L.J.; Miller, D.R.; Gutschick, V.P.
- Agricultural water management 2006 v.84 no.1-2 pp. 77
- Carya illinoinensis; pecans; tree growth; alternate bearing; growth models; simulation models; model validation; computer software; pruning; irrigation scheduling; water use efficiency; dry matter partitioning; dry matter accumulation; evapotranspiration; New Mexico
Pecans [Carya illinoensis (Wangenh.) C. Koch] are an important cash crop in arid southwestern USA. The pecan is an alternate bearing tree and its water use is greater than that of most row crops. Irrigation, pruning amount, and timing must be effectively managed to reduce alternate bearing for maximum profits. A simulation model of pecan growth and yield is a potential tool for managing irrigatio ...