TC 78 front cover
TC 78 rear cover
TreeCropper Issue 78
Front Cover:
Pecan nuts forming at the property of Wendy and Dennis near Foxton.
 2Editor’s opinionSheryn Clothier
 3President’s reportBill Rae
 4Your letters: Buart nuts, Holm oak, Hemp concerns, Avocado seedlings, Dry lemons, Brix
 8Pips and pieces
10NZTCA Management Committee – Profiles of new office-holders
12NZTCA Conference 2014 reports – Water, the Elixir of Life
Bonus: Peter Robinson on rainwater harvesting (9.7MB pdf)
Sheryn Clothier
16Processing nuts at homeSheryn Clothier
17Recipe – Chocolate hazelnut spread
18Dr Don McKenzie Award recipient John Dean
Pecans – Carya illinoinensis
20Pecans in New Zealand
27List of pecan cultivars in NZ and their properties
28Members’ reports on pecans growing throughout the country
42Root propagation
A report from Hawkes Bay training day
Jenny Horne
44Stress effects on tree crops
A review of science regarding plants’ response to stress
David Whyte
47Yuzu – Citrus ichangensis x C. reticulata
A cold-climate citrus worthy of more attention
Kathrina Muller
Membership form, NZTCA Committee contacts
Back cover:
This is my Richards Special mandarin.  Whilst other citrus flourish nearby, I have never eaten a mandarin off this tree – and I planted it in 2006…
Back cover bottom: I could be paranoid but this little caterpillar appeared a couple of times in my orchard this last season…Photos by Sheryn Clothier.