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USDA 2018 Noncitrus Fruits & Nuts Report

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released its annual non-citrus fruits and nuts report today. Pecans are included in this report, and you can see the annual summaries of acreage, yield, production, use, price, and value by state for the 2017  crop. You can review the USDA 2018 report here. Below you can compare the...

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What’s the Scoop on Nitrogen?

Nitrogen is a “building block” of a vast array of plant biochemicals. To farm pecans successfully, you probably don’t need to know the names of all of these, but you’ve definitely already heard of some of them: – amino acids and proteins: including enzymes that make all of the biological processes in the plant actually...

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Black splotches on pecan nutlets show evidence of pecan scab.

Scab Battle Heats Up, Watch for These 3 Factors

Planting resistant cultivars, planting on elevated land, and improving the orchard’s airflow are three key factors in managing pecan scab. However, for existing orchards, it is too late at this point in the season to do much about these variables. So, we are left with the most direct line of defense—fungicide application. Regarding this route...

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June Recipes

Superfood Pecan Tacos From Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN with the American Pecan Council Ingredients 1 cup raw pecan halves or pieces (or lightly toasted) 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 1/2 medium onion, diced (about 1/2 cup) 1 tablespoon coconut aminos (or low sodium tamari) 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon chili powder...

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New York chef Matt Abdoo, of Pig Beach and Pig Bleecker, demonstrates Pecan, Butternut Squash and Provolone Arancini at The Not Pie Shop, a pop-up store celebrating “American Pecans, The Original Supernut,” Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in New York.

Breaking Out of the Pie Shell: Behind the Scenes of the American Pecans Consumer Brand Launch

The final week of National Pecan Month ended with a flurry of marketing and promotional activity as the pecan industry’s first-ever consumer-facing brand made its debut. Consumers coast to coast, along with our industry, have been introduced to American Pecans, The Original Supernut—a new brand identity and consumer education initiative created by the American Pecan...

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Table F-13, the above table, shows the revenue data used in this study.

It’s Time to Get Your Costs Under Control

It’s no secret that pecan growers have benefited from higher than normal prices for the last several years. As a result, many growers have increased their pecan acreage and replaced less productive trees and varieties with more productive ones. Unfortunately, the laws of supply and demand dictate that the natural outcome of high prices is...

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