Georgia remains the top pecan-producing state in the United States. With the majority of the 2017 harvest now complete, yields are estimated to be between 90 million and 100 million pounds of pecans! Read all about it here!
“With a federal marketing order in place to help increase consumption, the U.S. pecan industry is working harder to convince consumers that the healthy nut taste good in more than a delicious pie at Thanksgiving.” Read more about the exciting marketing plans for the American pecan.
According to Persistence Market Research, the global pecan market is expected to continue its robust growth during the forecast period (2016–2024). The high nutritional value of pecans and the increasing shift towards healthy lifestyles are the driving factors of the pecan market. Read more.
Georgia’s pecan industry has grown tremendously in the last five years! Pecans can certainly bring future profit, even so, new farmers should realize that growing pecans is a costly investment. Read here.
It’s been a strangely mild winter here in Georgia. How will this affect the 2017 Georgia pecan crop? University of Georgia Extension Pecan Specialist Lenny Wells informs us of the possibilities. Read here.
According to the University of Georgia pecan specialist Lenny Wells, 2017’s yield was better than last year’s. “Overall I would guess (that the yield is) probably 10 to 20 million pounds better than last year, at least, for the state. And prices were as high as we’ve ever seen them.” Read more of the season’s…
Farmers near Albany in southern Georgia were hit very badly during the January tornadoes. Several hundred acres of pecan trees were devastated. Read about the potential impact on pecan supply from Georgia.
Next spring, the University of Georgia will be releasing their newest pecan variety, Avalon. UGA horticultural scientist, Patrick Conner, says it has shown good resistance against scab disease so far. “That combination of big size, high quality, and high levels of scab resistance is fairly unique,” Conner said. “Most highly resistant cultivars are either small…
Georgia could have good pecan crop despite Hurricane Matthew
It’s harvest season for Georgia pecans! If you are planning to store pecans for later use, our friends at Pearson Farm have some great tips on their blog!