Fort Worth, Texas—The American Pecan Council (APC) has released the draft of the voluntary Quality Assurance Program (QAP) for the U.S. pecan industry for public comment and will be collecting feedback through our QAP survey (link below). The public comment period for the voluntary Quality Assurance Program will run from Thursday, April 28, 2022, through...Read more
Summary: Pecan weevil is an important pest in pecan Broad-spectrum chemical insecticides used to control pecan weevil can harm the environment and cause pecan aphid flare-ups. Grandevo is a natural bacteria-based bio-insecticide. In this study, we showed that a reduced rate of Grandevo, 2 pounds per acre (or 2 quarts per acre), can provide high...Read more
The Crop Corner provides seasonal updates for readers on pecans throughout the industry and continues April 2o22. 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 Corner follows these same...
Dear Readers, Happy National Pecan Month! We’ll be celebrating our favorite nut all month long and sharing its tremendous health benefits with friends, family, and customers. I also have some excellent pecan industry news that’ll make this month extra special for you. On page 8 of this Pecan South, you’ll find an article from the...
With the new season right around the corner and the supply chain challenges for all goods, growers may need to start thinking about alternative pest control options. We have become dependent on chemicals to help control pests in our orchards. This dependence has led to us giving little thought to other methods for controlling these...Read more
BACKGROUND OF THE PROGRAM This year is certainly moving full speed ahead with the dawn of Q2 upon us. U.S. agriculture is in a pivotal and transformative era, leading the food and agriculture supply chain to find new ways of building resilience to combat impacts on food supply. The onset of the pandemic accelerated fundamental...Read more
Sometimes when you’re out in the orchard and you listen closely amid the bird song, you can hear the leaves rubbing edges in the breeze, busy at their work of changing sunlight to sugar with a little help from the roots pulling water and nutrients from the soil. You’ll have to switch off the tractor...Read more
The April 2022 Classifieds feature available equipment, property, trees, services, and more from industry members. These classifieds can also be viewed at the back of the April 2022 issue.Read more
‘Pueblo,’ ‘Seneca,’ and ‘Zuni’ are three new pecan varieties released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and are patent pending. These three varieties were written about in-depth by LJ Grauke (retired, USDA-ARS) in his 2019 Pecan South article, “Family Trees: The Next Generation.” All observations of these varieties are based...Read more