Fruit and Nut Diseases
In Mississippi, pecan and a number of fruits are produced commercially. Pecan trees are a common backyard tree, and many fruit trees and plants are also planted in backyards. Fruit production, whether for commercial or personal use, is not always an easy task. A variety of disorders, insects, diseases, and pests may cause problems during any given season and may damage a crop leading to reduced or poor-quality yields.
The information available on the linked pages is intended to provide valuable information about fruit and pecan diseases and management for the home gardener and commercial grower. All MSU Extension publications that contain information on or related to disease management in fruits and pecans are listed (and linked) on the Fruit and Nut Disease Publications page. Events at which fruit and pecan disease information will be presented are listed on the Fruit and Nut Disease Calendar page. Updates or reminders pertaining to the occurrence or management of fruit and pecan diseases as they may occur or become available will be posted on the Fruit and Nut Disease Updates page.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi’s pecan yields will be down from last year, but the future looks promising.
Mississippi Pecan Growers Association President Max Draughn of Raymond explained that pecan yields alternate from year to year.