FAQ

Pecan Nut Production

Hoe kan ek goeie bestuiwing in die pekanboord verseker?
Pekanneut Vestiging - Belangrike Aspekte / Establishing an Orchard - Important Aspects
Hierdie dokument bevat inligting oor:
Die aspekte van belang met die vestiging van pekanneute
  • Klimaat
  • Grondtipe
  • Water
  • Boord ligging en topografie
  • Kultivar keuse
Format: PowerPoint
File Size: 14 MB
Hoe moet ek plantgate voorberei?
Pekanneut Produksie - Boorduitleg, Plantgatvoornereiding en Plant Metodes / Pecan Nut Production - Orchard Layout, Planting Preparation and Plant Methods
Hierdie dokument bevat inligting oor:
  • Boord Uitleg
  • Plant Metodes By Pekanneute In Praktyk
  • Voorbereiding van Plantgate
  • Meganiese Slootgrawer
  • Voorbereiding van Plantgate
  • Die Plant Van Pekanneutbome
Format: PowerPoint
File Size: 22 MB
How do I ensure that there is enough sunlight in my orchard?
I need guidelines for the water requirements of pecan trees per production region.
Water requirements pecan nuts per production area, water rights and legal requirements
This document includes information regarding:
  • Water requirements of pecan nuts in South Africa
  • Water requirement in Texas
  • Water rights and legal requirements
Format: PDF
File Size: 662 KB
May I use Cultar in my pecan nut orchard in South Africa?

Yes, you may use Cultar but are cautioned to consider all the facts before you continue or start using it.
https://www.sappa.za.org/information/technical-info/

Waarop moet ek let as ek boorduitleg doen?
Pekanneut Produksie - Boorduitleg, Plantgatvoornereiding en Plant Metodes / Pecan Nut Production - Orchard Layout, Planting Preparation and Plant Methods
Hierdie dokument bevat inligting oor:
  • Boord Uitleg
  • Plant Metodes By Pekanneute In Praktyk
  • Voorbereiding van Plantgate
  • Meganiese Slootgrawer
  • Voorbereiding van Plantgate
  • Die Plant Van Pekanneutbome
Format: PowerPoint
File Size: 22 MB
Waarop moet ek let as ek nuwe bome plant?
Pekanneut Produksie - Boorduitleg, Plantgatvoornereiding en Plant Metodes / Pecan Nut Production - Orchard Layout, Planting Preparation and Plant Methods
Hierdie dokument bevat inligting oor:
  • Boord Uitleg
  • Plant Metodes By Pekanneute In Praktyk
  • Voorbereiding van Plantgate
  • Meganiese Slootgrawer
  • Voorbereiding van Plantgate
  • Die Plant Van Pekanneutbome
Format: PowerPoint
File Size: 22 MB
Watter grondtipes is ideaal vir pekanverbouiing?
Pekanneut Vestiging - Belangrike Aspekte / Establishing an Orchard - Important Aspects
Hierdie dokument bevat inligting oor:
Die aspekte van belang met die vestiging van pekanneute
  • Klimaat
  • Grondtipe
  • Water
  • Boord ligging en topografie
  • Kultivar keuse
Format: PowerPoint
File Size: 14 MB
What do I look for when evaluating the quality of nursery trees?
Pekanneut Vestiging - Belangrike Aspekte / Establishing an Orchard - Important Aspects
Hierdie dokument bevat inligting oor:
Die aspekte van belang met die vestiging van pekanneute
  • Klimaat
  • Grondtipe
  • Water
  • Boord ligging en topografie
  • Kultivar keuse
Format: PowerPoint
File Size: 14 MB
What do I look for when I am evaluating the quality of pecan nursery trees?
What is the different ways of managing the orchard floor?
Orchard Floor Management and Weed Control
This document includes information regarding:
  • Different ways of managing an orchard floor
  • Complete cultivation
  • Complete chemical control
  • Herbicide strip
  • Total cover crop
  • General considerations
Format: PDF
File Size: 655 KB
Where can I buy pecan nut seed?

Pecan nut seeds are available from processors
https://www.sappa.za.org/processors-verwerkers/

Where can I buy pecans and pecan products?

Please visit the websites of processors and service providers for detail information regarding the pecan products they have available.
https://www.sappa.za.org/processors-verwerkers/
https://www.sappa.za.org/other-service-providers/

Where do I buy suitable implements?

Visit the section for Service providers on the SAPPA website for relevant information
https://www.sappa.za.org/other-service-providers/

Where do I buy trees?

The list of nurseries registered with SAPPA are on the SAPPA website https://www.sappa.za.org/nurseries-kwekers/
It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that the trees or service meets their requirements, to assist with this evaluation SAPPA has drawn up a Minimum standard for nursery trees https://www.sappa.za.org/minimum-standards-for-nursery-trees/
All nurseries selling plant material should be registered with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) to obtain a nursery certificate and registration number.
Please note the SAPPA disclaimer for nursery trees:
It is not possible for the South African Pecan Nut Producers Association (SAPPA) to evaluate the quality of trees and services provided by nurseries that are associated members of SAPPA. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that the trees or service meets their requirements.

Which chemicals are registered for use on Pecan nuts in South Africa?
Who will buy the produce?

Producers should contact processors and then agree on prices, payments as well as delivery arrangements.
https://www.sappa.za.org/processors-verwerkers/

SAPPA

How do I become a member of SAPPA?

To become a member of SAPPA is really easy and will certainly add value.
You will receive regular communications and newsletters from SAPPA. Three editions of the SA Pecan full of interesting and relevant information will be posted to you per year. You will receive notices of meetings and traIning sessions in your area.
Step 1: You must have planted pecan trees or ordered some already
Step 2: Fill in the membership form which you can download here
Step 3: Pay the membership fee of R1000 and R100 (once-off subscription fee)
Step 4: E-mail the completed form and proof of payment to sappa@hortgro.co.za

If you are already delivering nuts and want to become a member of SAPPA, there will be no membership fees as you are paying levies
Just complete this form and e-mail it to sappa@hortgro.co.za

I need more information regarding the 2018 SAPPA AGM in Cradock.
What was the production the previous years?
What was the tree plantings the previous years?

Ambrosia

How do I know if I have ambrosia beetles in my orchard?

There are some articles and photos on the website that will assist you to identify the presence of ambrosia beetles.
https://www.sappa.za.org/information/technical-info/

What do I do if I find or suspect the presence of ambrosia beetles in my orchard?

Contact Hardus du Toit on 083 465 6522 or sappahardus@gmail.com

SA Pecan / SA Pekan

How do I place an advertisement in the SA Pecan?

The SA Pecan have a circulation of  more than 850 and is distributed over the whole of South Africa. This magazine is circulated to all members of SAPPA and this includes producers, processors, nurseries and service providers to the Pecan nut industry
https://www.sappa.za.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Request-to-Advertise-in-SA-Pecan.pdf

Crop Protection

Which herbicides may be used to manage the orchard floor?

Pecan Production

Watter aspekte moet ek in ag neem voor ek ‘n nuwe pekanboord vestig?
Pekanneut Vestiging - Belangrike Aspekte / Establishing an Orchard - Important Aspects
Hierdie dokument bevat inligting oor:
Die aspekte van belang met die vestiging van pekanneute
  • Klimaat
  • Grondtipe
  • Water
  • Boord ligging en topografie
  • Kultivar keuse
Format: PowerPoint
File Size: 14 MB

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