under water. So, today was the first time I was able to get around the Pecan Experiment Field to check on this year's bud development. Wow, things have really popped. Of the cultivars I looked at today, Greenriver was farthest advanced (photo at right). Not only had Greenriver buds broken but the new growth had already moved into the leave burst stage.
Spring temperatures, especially night time temperatures, have been above normal for this time of year. These warm temperatures have advanced bud break about 2 weeks over last year. The long range forecast looks for continued warm temperatures with no late frosts predicted.