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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Pecan growers from across the West will be gathering in southern New Mexico in the coming weeks to talk about the potential for a pecan market in India, drip irrigation and weevils. New Mexico State University says the annual Western Pecan Growers Conference will kick off on March 1 in Las Cruces. This will be the 54th year for the gathering, which draws growers from New Mexico, Arizona, West Texas and California. Experts from New Mexico State and the University of Georgia will be among the presenters. New Mexico led the nation in pecan production in 2019, followed by Georgia.

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