El sector pecanero argentino y de la región se reúne en la Jornada del Cluster del Pecán

Concordia, Entre Ríos—Faltan sólo 2 días para que comience la Jornada del Cluster del Pecán 2023, el evento de referencia del sector pecanero a nivel nacional y regional. Durante los días  30 y 31 de marzo en el Centro de Convenciones de Concordia, provincia de Entre Ríos, expertos locales e internacionales abordarán temas institucionales, productivos,...

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A man in a cowboy hat and button down work shirt sorts inshell and shelled pecans in a wooden pallet.

The Pecan: Arkansas’s Food of the Year

In 2016, the Division of Arkansas Heritage (DAH), a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, launched the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, a program created to serve the story of the state’s unique foods, legendary restaurants, remarkable cooks, influential food entrepreneurs, and culturally significant festivals and events. The program has grown...

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Snapshots from Around the Industry 2023

NCPGA 2023 Annual Meeting The North Carolina Pecan Growers held their 29th annual meeting on Feb. 18, 2023, in Greenville, North Carolina. Approximately 85 participants learned about low-input pecan production, farm succession, legislative issue, orchard establishment tips, and more. Speakers included Dr. Lenny Wells (UGA Pecan Specialist), Dr. Mike Parker (NCSU Horticulture), the American Pecan...

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Remembering Marie Cox Storey

Marie Cox Storey, mother to Mark Storey and Lisa (Storey) Olivieri, passed away on March 3, 2023, after a long battle with severe dementia. Her final moments were spent peacefully at Crestview Memory Unit in Bryan, Texas, surrounded by family and close friends. Known for her love of others, her community, and her beautiful grandchildren,...

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In Memory of Maryann Allen

On February 18, 2023, Maryann Allen gained her wings and went to walk with angels. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alfred W. Allen. She is survived by three children, Patricia Cales (husband Chris Ceparano), Robert Mingoia (Candy Rivera), and Kevin Mingoia, three grandchildren Jessica (Braden), Ryan (Chelsey), and Brent, as well as...

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The check out counter at the Comal Pecan Farm retail store that grower Mark Friesenhahn installed to diversify his business.

Growing & Diversifying Pecan Production

Many agricultural producers are interested in increasing or diversifying their production operations. Both approaches have benefits and risks. Farmers increase their chance of success if they weigh these potential pros and cons before starting a new venture. So, let’s discuss some benefits and risks associated with different expansion and diversification strategies. Expanding Production Acreage From...

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How Pecans May Help Lead to Net Zero Carbon

`Since ancient times, farmers have viewed the soil as a source of wealth to preserve and as an indicator of environmental health. For example, the Roman writer and politician Marcus Porcius Priscus (234-149 BCE), better known as Cato, noted in his famous essay “De Agri Cultura” many usual agricultural practices carried on vineyards and olive...

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NPF Spurs Funding Success for Pecan Research Efforts

Within the last four years, industry efforts led by the National Pecan Federation have obtained an additional $17 million in funding for the USDA-ARS pecan program and stations in Byron, Georgia; Brownwood, Texas; and Somerville, Texas. These industry efforts to obtain additional funding for the USDA-ARS pecan program have allowed for expanded research to benefit...

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The Crop Corner March 2023

The Crop Corner provides seasonal updates for readers on pecans throughout the industry and continues this March 2o23 issue. 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...

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Letter from the Publisher

Dear Pecan South Readers, Another pecan harvest has finished in the United States; for many, it was not the things dreams are made of. Some saw a good year, but many others are glad to see 2022 behind them.  However, as a new growing season emerges and the industry starts to gather at conferences in...

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Two rows of pecan trees separated by tall grasses that serve as cover crops. This practice represents an incentive in the pecan industry that could attract consumers.

Managing Your Orchards with IPM to Improve Your Profits

As the economic environment continues to change with higher input costs and decreased farm profitability, we as growers must start looking for ways to lessen our dependency on high-cost inputs. Following regenerative agriculture principles has proven to be an effective way to improve soil health and lessen growers’ reliance on high-cost inputs. By following these...

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The Ins and Outs of the APC’s Voluntary Quality Assurance Program

Retailers’, buyers’, and consumers’ preferences are constantly evolving. These pressures come domestically and internationally as each country sets its own rules and regulations. Regarding international regulations, many countries—including Australia, Canada, and the European Union—have food safety and quality mandates for imported products.  One recent example of international regulations can be seen in the EU Commission’s...

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