Louisiana Pecans: Very Light Shipments, Smaller Than Expected Crop

Very light shipments of yard tree lots and a few Elliott coming in this week. This year’s crop is expected to be much lighter in volume than originally expected.

Rains in August followed by a six week drought, then a storm with heavy winds and rain this week had a huge impact on volume. Some areas reported as much as 12 inches of rain and pecans were being washed away. Water split from the previous weather conditions has affected the overall quality of pecans in many areas.

The weather forecast this week call for mild temps with lows mostly in the 50s-60s with a cooling trend in the 40s for the weekend. Daytime highs in the 60s-70s and cooler on Saturday, October 28.

Prices paid to growers (late afternoon Tuesday, October 17 through late afternoon Tuesday, October 24, 2017) at buyers delivery points or F.O.B. the orchard including direct sales to end users, cents per pound, in-shell of generally good quality in lots of 20,000 pounds or less unless otherwise stated.

  • Natives/Seedlings (deliveries light) machine harvested 3840% meat yield 105 yard tree lots 80

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