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Volume 54 Number 3 Article 20 Pages: 110-113
Year 2000 Month 7
Title: ´Pawnee` Pecan
Authors: T.E. Thompson and L.J. Grauke
Genetic improvement of pecan (Carya illinoinensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch) has come a long way since William Nelson first sold grafted pecan trees in New Orleans in 1879 (1). Currently the oldest continuous breeding program is that of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service. This article reviews the performance of one of its most successful cultivars.

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