May 2021 Position Report shows pecans on the move

As eligible pecan growers across the United States cast their votes on the FMO, the American Pecan Council published its April and May 2021 Pecan Industry Position Reports over the last week. These most recent reports provide data on exports, inventory, and availability for the 2020/2021 crop year and add context to the current pecan...

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Dr. Larry Stein selected for high-level campus award

Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulture specialist in the Department of Horticultural Science, was among three Texas A&M AgriLife faculty/staff members who recently received high-level campus awards from Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students. Texas A&M and The Association of Former Students awarded Stein with the 2021 Distinguished Achievement. Both the President’s Meritorious...

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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.

USDA announces additional aid to ag producers and businesses in pandemic assistance for producers initiative

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2021—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced June 14 additional aid to agricultural producers and businesses as part of the USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Earlier this year, Secretary Vilsack announced plans to use available pandemic assistance funds to address a number of gaps and disparities in previous rounds of aid. As part...

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The Crop Corner—June 2021

The Crop Corner provides seasonal updates for readers on pecans throughout the industry and continues in Pecan South’s June 2021 magazine. Created and published by Pecan South editors, The Pecan Newsletter provides weekly harvest and market updates from September through January by compiling reports from growers and market information from reliable sources worldwide. The Crop...

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A young pecan tree sits in a herbicide strip at Vicki Lynn Pecans orchard.

Vicki Lynn Pecans finds niche with pecans as a beauty food

Vicki Lynn Pecans in Colquitt, Georgia, began long before the first trees were planted. Mark Boatright approached his sister and brother-in-law, Lynn and Russ Henley, about purchasing land as a family investment. Looking for some type of agricultural investment, Lynn first followed a recommendation from the Farmers’ Almanac and decided to invest in pine trees....

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June 2021 Classifieds

The June 2021 Classifieds feature available equipment, property, trees, services, and more from industry members. These classifieds can also be viewed at the back of the June 2021 issue. Container grown pecan trees: Western Schley and Wichita on Burkett and Riverside rootstock. Serving Las Cruces area. Les Finley, PO Box 216, Dona Ana, NM 88032...

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Clippings from social media posts for the Super Safe Pecan Debate that the APC shared during its marketing recap.

APC marketing recap for the mid-year

The American Pecan Council had its biannual meeting on April 28 to discuss mid fiscal year updates on activities approved in the 2020-2021 fiscal year budget. The topics of discussion included Grades and Standards, Industry Relations, and Domestic and International Marketing. During the marketing presentation, APC staff provided a recap of the first and second...

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Irrigation water runs between two rows of pecan trees. Trees water demand increases as the season advances.

The Downsides of Overwatering Pecans

When it comes to irrigation scheduling, we tend to talk most often about how important it is to make sure that irrigation water is applied in sufficient volumes and frequently enough to meet the consumptive demand or evapotranspiration (“ET”) of our pecan orchards. And there is no doubt that that is a really big deal!...

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