Hear No Weevil, See No Weevil

keno 2022

Native to Texas, the pecan weevil is a pesky pest that can do quite a lot of damage to crops grown by pecan producers. All but five counties in the state of Texas are considered free of pecan weevil; the rest of the state falls under the Pecan Weevil Quarantine. With the concentration of the…

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American Pecan Promotion Board 2022 Updates

keno 2022

Upcoming Marketing Campaign The American Pecan Promotion Board is deploying a marketing strategy starting this holiday season that is sure to cut through the usual holiday clutter. Competition for media attention is fierce during the holidays. The APPB intentionally shifted from health and snacking—which gets limited media coverage during the holiday season—to grab headlines with…

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A Perfect Pecan Prime Rib Holiday Dish

keno 2022
A pecan-crusted prime rib served on a black cutting board surrounded by pecan halves and green herbs. Several pieces of meat have been sliced and lay on display in front of the rib.

Pecan-Crusted Prime Rib with Horseradish Cream Sauce From Bobby Parrish, FlavCity Total: 1 hour 40 mins. Ingredients 1 8 to 10 pound boneless prime rib roast 1 Tbsp. + 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt, or to taste 2 tsp. fresh black pepper, or to taste 1 cup raw pecan pieces 3 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped 3…

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Discovering Pecan Roots Through Ground-Penetrating Radar

keno 2022
Four photos showing the progression of pecan tree canopy recovery after a spring ice storm. Canopy regrowth directly impacts the roots.

In the article “Pecan Tree Management After Storm Damage,” published with Pecan South in this year’s June issue, we discussed a long-term study to evaluate the management of epicormic shoot regrowth and nitrogen justification of trees’ partially lost canopy in an ice storm. At that time, we focused on canopy management and rarely thought about…

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Letter from the Editor: “Happy Holidays!”

keno 2022
Letter from the Editor graphic with a pecan background

Dear Readers, The holidays always bring forth a time of reflection on our lives, our work over the past year, and what’s to come. We capture moments of joy and fun while celebrating the obstacles we overcame and contemplating the challenges we faced.  This December harvest continues through the Pecan Belt, and growers and industry…

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The American Pecan Council—Update and What’s to Come

keno 2022
Pecans from shell to pieces laid artfully on a counter. USDA's CFAP 2 will provide direct assistance to pecan growers and businesses impacted by the pandemic.

Quick Update on Marketing The American Pecan Council continues to invest USDA Market Access Program funds in China and Germany. The APC International Committee recently concluded a research project that outlined ways of better developing India as a pecan-consuming nation. The APC hopes to align itself with a marketing representative in India to begin retail…

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December 2022 Advertisers

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Pecan South December 2022 advertisers share their products and services between the pages of this issue. Below, we present a full list of our December 2022 advertisers and their contact information.

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What Happened to My Pecans?

keno 2022
Bunches of bright green leaves grow amongst opening pecan shucks and dark, dying leaves.

Harvest is typically the culmination of a long, hard, strenuous growing season, and this year is no exception, as it was a brutally tough summer for many. Lack of rain and extreme temperatures, followed by an extensive outbreak of yellow aphids, was the norm in many areas. So, what should be an exciting moment in…

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Multiple Stresses Combine and Decrease Pecan Crop

keno 2022
A cluster of four pecans. All four nuts have been frozen tight in their shucks, which now appear a dingy brown after a late freeze that built on earlier stresses.

This fall I have received a lot of phone calls and text messages about the pecan crop in the native range, specifically the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. If you hunt down your October issue of Pecan South, you will find estimates of the pecan crop made in June, July, and September, demonstrating…

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December 2022 Classifieds

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The December 2022 Classifieds feature available equipment, property, trees, services, and more from industry members. These classifieds can also be viewed at the back of the December 2022 issue.

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Federal Register Notice Pecans Grown in Multiple States; Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection

keno 2022
A native pecan grove. Mature pecan trees grow tall in this wooded space.

USDA has published a notice for public comment regarding the extension and revision of a currently approved reporting form. In the notice, it refers to 14 forms in the OMB package. This includes two ballot forms for committee nominations, two grower and sheller nomination forms, two background and acceptance statements forms for growers and shellers…

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In Search of Texas’ Best Pecans

keno 2022
The four judges for the Texas Pecan Show gather around a table and examine plates filled with pecan kernels.

Being the best at something isn’t taken lightly in Texas. High school football and marching bands. Barbeque and Tex-Mex food.e Youth rodeos and livestock shows. Trophy bucks and large-mouth bass. Beauty pageants and cheer competitions. From the Texas State Fair to the small town festivals around the state, everything from homemade quilts to classic cars…

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November 2022 Marketing Guide

keno 2022
Cover image for the 2022 Marketing Guide—a list of pecan buyers. The graphic shows the words the 2021 Marketing Guide with a background of pecans in 5-pound sacks.

Published from September through November, Pecan South‘s Marketing Guide provides a list of pecan buyers from across the industry who are looking to purchase nuts from the 2022 crop. Download the complete 2022 Marketing Guide from our November issue here. Many pecan growers use this guide as a reference when looking for pecan buyers and processors….

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Pecan Bud Moth: Hidden in Plain View

keno 2022
A pecan shuck that is half black and half green. A skin brown larva has burrowed into the shuck and made a home inside the developing nut.

The pecan bud moth, Gretchena bolliana, is an early-season pest of pecan foliage and can be especially damaging to nursery trees across much of the U.S. Pecan Belt. Older, established trees can generally tolerate the damage from pecan bud mo­th. With so many other serious pecan pests to deal with, this is basically all you…

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November 2022 Advertisers

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Pecan South November 2022 advertisers share their products and services between the pages of this issue. Below, we present a full list of our November 2022 advertisers and their contact information.

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November 2022 Classifieds

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Image for the classifieds found in the magazine.

The November 2022 Classifieds feature available equipment, property, trees, services, and more from industry members. These classifieds can also be viewed at the back of the November 2022 issue.

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Raptor Ag’s Giant Leap into Pecan Growing

keno 2022
Rows of young pecan trees as far as the eye can see below a bright blue sky at Raptor Ag.

During the first two months of 2022, a company in Oklahoma conducted a massive undertaking: planting 100,600 pecan trees within five weeks on 1,040 acres. Funded by investors, Raptor Ag made its foray into pecans with the goal of going further than any grower before.  “I’ve been around for a while, and [when] they told…

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What’s Affecting My Crop’s Nut Quality?

keno 2022
Pecan pieces transition to pecan halves and then inshell pecans on a marble countertop. At each level, industry members use practices that consumers want in food production.

At harvest there is always a lot of interest from growers and buyers alike in the final quality of the pecan nuts. Nut quality is a super complicated topic because it involves a lot of different characteristics of the nuts themselves and because it is influenced by a broad and complex range of factors over…

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Letter from the Editor: “Happy Thanksgiving!”

keno 2022
Letter from the Editor graphic with a pecan background

Dear Readers, Each day new pecans fall from the trees and enter barns and warehouses across the Northern Hemisphere. Elsewhere in the world, trees bloom with catkins and flowers and new growth, readying next year’s crop. As the season continues here in the United States and Mexico, we celebrate another harvest and give thanks for…

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Getting to Know Consumers & Understanding Maximum Residue Limits

keno 2022
Pecans from shell to pieces laid artfully on a counter. USDA's CFAP 2 will provide direct assistance to pecan growers and businesses impacted by the pandemic.

The American Pecan Council has received several questions relating to maximum residue limits and good products to be used on pecans. With harvest season well on its way, it is an excellent time to review what consumers are demanding and what responsibilities the industry has on product quality for its customers. Consumer preferences are changing,…

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