This orchard has been owned and managed by Dennis & Marilyn Perz for almost 20 years. Planted by others much earlier, we have worked to restore and bring to prosperity what was once a dying orchard.
Our management system is based on the belief that healthy soil produces vigorous trees which yield quality pecans. Healthy soil begins with the micro-organisms which make up the soil foodweb. These, in turn, give us good soil structure, drainage, and provide spaces in the soil for air and water. Next comes attention to mineral balancing and then diligent water management. Central Texas is a semi-arid region and prone to droughts. But our clay soil easily saturates from excess rain or irrigation. Our management system deals with both.
Lastly, prudent crop protection is provided when threats from disease or insects arise.