A model of pecan tree growth for the management of pruning and irrigation

@inproceedings{Andales2006AMO,
  title={A model of pecan tree growth for the management of pruning and irrigation},
  author={A. A. Andales and Junming Wang and Ted W. Sammis and John G. Mexal and Luke Simmons and David Rei Miller and Vince. P. Gutschick},
  year={2006}
}
Pecans (Carya illinoensis (Wangenh.) C. Koch) are an important cash crop in arid south- western 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 irrigation and pruning amounts and timing. An object- based pecan growth model was developed and validated… CONTINUE READING