A group of people stand together for a photo outside next to a banner for the NUTS 2022 meeting.

International Experts Recommend Nuts and Dried Fruits as Part of a Healthy Diet

From October 20-21, 2022, the world’s leading researchers gathered for NUTS 2022 to discuss the current and future of health research on nuts and dried fruits. NUTS 2022 was a historic gathering of the brightest minds in the field of nutrition research on nuts and dried fruits. Twenty-five researchers and professors from universities in Europe,...

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A line graph showing the ups and downs of food inflation by year from 1948 to 2022. In 2022, food inflation hit near 10%. The last time it was this high was 1974.

The Connection Between Supply, Demand, and Pecan Prices

Consumer prices have received significant attention in recent months due largely to inflation observed throughout much of the economy, including food price inflation. In the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the 12-month change in food prices was up 10.9%, the highest year-over-year increase in food prices in almost 50 years (Table 1)....

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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.

October 2022 Marketing Guide

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 October issue here. Many pecan growers use this guide as a reference when looking for pecan buyers and processors....

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A view of rows of young pecan trees from above. The orchard floor is mowed neatly around the trees, creating a thin strip of dark green grass within each row.

Three Genetics Tools to Improve Pecan Breeding

I’m sure many of you have had the experience of asking a scientist a question, only to feel like you’ve been smacked in the head with a dictionary! Scientists like myself often have a hard time separating themselves from the descriptive language we use with other scientists. Unfortunately, this communication failure often has the side...

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Pecan Orchards Improve Soil Quality

Consumers are increasingly concerned about the environmental impacts of food production. In many ways, pecans have more to offer consumers besides a healthy, great-tasting product. Pecans are native to North America. They are a long-lived, perennial crop. Their long lifespan keeps a lot of carbon locked up in the tissues of pecan trees for an...

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