USD $4.4 million grant to help NMSU better understand pecans

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Clonal rootstocks for pecans are coming!

NMSU has just received a grant to study the genetics of pecans so they can begin to screen for properties like salt tolerance and dwarfing, allowing the screening of developing cultivars before planting. This will significantly reduce the release time, by allowing researchers to scan genetics rather than rely on growth habit after a number of years.

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