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Georgia Pecans: Yields Estimated Between 90-100 Mln Pounds

Georgia Pecans: Yields Estimated Between 90-100 Mln Pounds

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia Extension News Editor 🕔Jan 17, 2018

Hurricane Irma, downgraded to a tropical storm when it entered the state, damaged about 30 percent of Georgia’s pecan crop, and the storm’s effects could linger into next growing season, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny

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North Florida Pecan Cultivar Evaluation Trial Update

North Florida Pecan Cultivar Evaluation Trial Update

👤By Peter Andersen, University of Florida 🕔Dec 1, 2017

The pecan (Carya illinoenensis, family Juglandaceae) is native to the Mississippi floodplain of North America. The pecan tree requires deep soils with an abundant supply of soil moisture. A large mature pecan tree can transpire 500-1,000 gallons of water per

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Georgia Pecans: Finding Odd Nuts During Harvest

Georgia Pecans: Finding Odd Nuts During Harvest

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Pecan Specialist 🕔Nov 28, 2017

Every year people bring me a host of odd-ball nuts they run across during harvest. No, I’m not referring to people here but actual pecans. I get tiny pecans the size of a pinky-nail as well as those that have some sort

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Georgia Pecans: Good Crop Expected Despite Difficult Year

Georgia Pecans: Good Crop Expected Despite Difficult Year

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia Extension News Editor 🕔Nov 16, 2017

Tropical Storm Irma broke pecan tree limbs, knocked trees down and blew nuts off the trees and out of their shucks when it moved through Georgia in early September, yet University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells is

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Florida: Pecan Field Day, Monticello, Nov. 16

Florida: Pecan Field Day, Monticello, Nov. 16

👤By Matt Lollar, University of Florida Extension Horticulture Agent 🕔Nov 7, 2017

The Florida Pecan Field Day has been rescheduled. Producers will meet in Monticello on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Jefferson County Extension Office for the annual field day and Pecan Growers’ Association meeting. If you’re a pecan grower, or just considering it,

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Louisiana Pecan Crop Coming Up Short

Louisiana Pecan Crop Coming Up Short

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Nov 3, 2017

Expectations for an excellent Louisiana 2017 pecan crop have been dashed by unfavorable weather, according to the LSU AgCenter pecan specialist. “It’s not nearly as good as what we thought it was going to be,” said Charlie Graham, who is based

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Mississippi Pecans: Strong Demand Fuels Interest in New Orchards

Mississippi Pecans: Strong Demand Fuels Interest in New Orchards

👤By Linda Breazeale, MSU Extension Service 🕔Oct 27, 2017

As the time for pecan harvest approaches, some Mississippians are contemplating adding new orchards or expanding or renovating old ones. Eric Stafne, fruit and nut crops specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said growers want to capitalize on

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Tree Crops: Record Almond Crop; Walnuts Decline; Pecans Up 8% – USDA

Tree Crops: Record Almond Crop; Walnuts Decline; Pecans Up 8% – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 11, 2017

Record-Large California Almond Crop Forecast for the 2017/18 Season In July, the NASS Pacific Regional Office released the 2017 California Almond Objective Measurement Report, which revised production up 2 percent from May’s Almond Subjective Measurement Report, to reach 2.25 billion

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Pecans Hit by Hurricanes, Growers Hope for Increased Use Beyond Holidays

Pecans Hit by Hurricanes, Growers Hope for Increased Use Beyond Holidays

👤By Kathleen Phillips, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 9, 2017

Hurricanes may have taken a big bite out of the U.S. pecan crop this year, but that’s not likely to stop the annual fall flurry of pies, candies, cheeses and other delicacies made with the popular native nut, officials said.

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Georgia Pecans: Shuck Split Began Early, Harvest Nearly Upon Us

Georgia Pecans: Shuck Split Began Early, Harvest Nearly Upon Us

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Pecan Specialist 🕔Sep 28, 2017

Shuck split began at least 10 days early for most cultivars this year and continues to progress at a rapid pace. Most growers with Pawnee have been able to get enough of the cleanup from the storm done to get

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