Bill Perry

Remembering Mr. Bill Perry

One of the few constants in life is death—something never easy to discuss, especially when it is a treasured family member or friend. Yet, it is important for us to remember those who went before us and not only made the world a better place but more than likely taught us a thing or two....

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The Crop Corner July 2021

The Crop Corner provides seasonal updates for readers on pecans throughout the industry and continues in Pecan South’s July 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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Images showing where to find the midleaf and midleaflets are located when collecting a sample for leaf analysis.

The importance of pecan leaf analysis

What a difference a year makes! Last year, the OPGA, Tri-State, and TPGA Conferences were all cancelled. Now, just last month, I joined Monte Nesbitt at the Montz Pecan Orchard for the Clay County Field Day. The second week of June, I attended the Oklahoma Pecan Growers Association Conference in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. This month,...

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In a black and white photo from January 1916, the Texas State Horticulture Society poses for a group photo after a meeting.

TPGA celebrates 100 years this July

Founded in 1921, the Texas Pecan Growers Association (TPGA) celebrates 100 years as an organization this July in San Marcos, Texas, at its 2021 Conference and Trade Show. TPGA is one of the oldest agricultural commodity organizations in Texas. Since its creation, the association focused on its mission to assist Texas pecan growers in growing...

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A mature pecan tree with dense, green foliage stretches its branches toward the sky, which forms a deep blue background to this photo. To grow a better pecan crop, pecan producers should focus on leaves during dormant season.

In memory

Elliott Ellis passed away May 31, 2021, at his residence. Elliott was known as a true leader of the Georgia Pecan industry and will be dearly missed. His parents purchased the family’s original pecan grove in 1944 in Vienna, Georgia. Elliott worked 20-plus years as a County Agen with the Georgia Extension Service before returning...

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Around the Industry

OPGA Hosts Annual Conference In its first in-person event since the start of the pandemic, the Oklahoma Pecan Growers Association hosted its Annual Conference on June 10 through 12 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center. Participants visited with vendors, listened to talks from pecan scientists and industry representatives, and...

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A group of people stand in front of mature pecan trees at an orchard in West Texas.

The pecan industry at work

Throughout the year, not just the legislative sessions, the National Pecan Federation and individual pecan industry members are working to shape policy and advocate for the industry. Both groups have worked to build relationships with legislators and tackle topics such as tariffs, trade, research, legislation, among others. Two years ago, the National Pecan Federation (NPF)...

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July 2021 Classifieds

The July 2021 Classifieds feature available equipment, property, trees, services, and more from industry members. These classifieds can also be viewed at the back of the July 2021 issue. PECAN TREES:  Bareroot Western Schley, Wichita, and Pawnee pecan trees, (Riverside Rootstock).  For information, call Pena’s Pecan Nursery, 3 miles south of Las Cruces, NM 88047;...

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Pecan Producers—the Pecan Supply Chain

The previous articles in this series focused on the pecan supply chain and final consumers. In this third article, we’ll look at pecan production and producers in more detail. We’ll explore world pecan production, U.S. pecan production, and issues that pecan producers face. World Pecan Production  Pecans are native to North America, with the name...

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