Mesilla Valley

10:02 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Pecan Farmers Face Predators Year-round

No Nut Picking
  • Emily Guerra talks with pecan grower and Farm Manager for Dixie Ranch, Greg Daviet. Natural predators to pecan orchards are small, like crows and squirrels. And now, with high pecan prices, farmers face a larger adversary.

Las Cruces – November 8, 2012 – On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Farm Manager for Dixie Ranch, Greg Daviet. A strong supporter of agriculture and public education in agriculture, he served as president of the Doña Ana County Farm and Livestock Bureau. He grows and harvests pecans on a 255 acre farm, south of Mesilla, from trees his grandmother planted in the 1960’s.

With many years of experience as a pecan farmer, Daviet is very knowledgeable about the profitable pecan industry.

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