New Pecan Orchard

Linwood Nursery in La Grange, CA donated 500 pecan trees to Leyendecker Plant Science Center in February of 2010. They donated various tree sizes such as, 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", and 1", to the farm for various research studies. There will be research studies on the subjects of insecticides, foliar fertilization, fertilization, and irrigation.

The Excavation

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Excavation of Pecan Orchard (Photo by Tracey Carrillo)
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Excavation of Pecan Orchard (Photo by Tracey Carrillo
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Excavation of Pecan Orchard
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Excavation of Pecan Orchard

Transplanting the Trees

Image of ...Liberato Valdez  (Photo by Joe Widmer)
Liberato Valdez (Photo by Joe Widmer)
Image of ...Liberato Valdez (Photo by Joe Widmer)
Liberato Valdez (Photo by Joe Widmer)
Image of ...(Left to Right) Ralph Trevino, Liberato Valdez, Mark Pacheco, Gene Lopez (Photo by Joe Widmer)
(Left to Right) Ralph Trevino, Liberato Valdez, Mark Pacheco, Gene Lopez (Photo by Joe Widmer)
Image of ...(Left to Right) Ralph Trevino, Anthony Aranda (Photo by Joe Widmer)
(Left to Right) Ralph Trevino, Anthony Aranda (Photo by Joe Widmer)
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(Left to Right) Mark Pacheco, Liberato Valdez, (Photo by Joe Widmer)
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Pawnee Pecan (Photo by Joe Widmer)
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Laurence Grooms (Photo by Joe Widmer)
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(Photo by Joe Widmer)
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Liberato Valdez (Photo by Joe Widmer)
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(Left to Right) Liberato Valdez, Mark Pacheco (Photo by Joe Widmer)

Painting the Trees

Liberato Valdez and Felipe Florez are painting the new Pecan trees white. Painting the trees protects them from insects, sunburn, and disease.

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"Painting the Trees," Liberato Valdez
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"Painting the Trees," Felipe Florez

Photo Gallery

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Laurence Grooms (Photo by Jordan Sweet)
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"Cotton Acid Delinting," Liberato Valdez
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Cotton
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"Cotton Acid Delinting," Paul Maese
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Ralph Trevino
Image of ...(left to right) Jessica Chavers, Theresa Martinez, Stephanie Sweet
(left to right) Jessica Chavers, Theresa Martinez, Stephanie Sweet
Image of ...Ralph Trevino, Mark Pacheco
(left to right) Ralph Trevino, Mark Pacheco

All photos by Stephanie Sweet unless otherwise noted.