Young pecan trees in dormancy planted close together in a field with no cover crop.

Pecans in Mexico

For the first time, in 2019, Mexico produced more pecans than the United States. Part of this was due to the damage of Hurricane Michael in 2018. However, with new plantings coming into production in Mexico, the two countries will continue to be competitors, producing more than 90% of the world market. Pecans originated in...

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A group of people with the NPF stand in front of the U.S. Capitol for a group photo.

National Pecan Federation Walks the Hill

While Washington, D.C., is where work is being done on behalf of the U.S. pecan industry’s advocacy efforts, the results touch pecan farms and operations across the country. A part of that work was this year’s National Pecan Federation (NPF) annual Washington, D.C. fly-in. The annual event is meant to enhance and complement the work...

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A variety of grasses and plant life grow between scattered pecan trees in this orchard.

Regenerative Management in Pecans

How can ‘Regenerative Agriculture’ work for pecan growers? Over the last couple of years, this is a common question I have received. I would say that for several of the growers I have visited about regenerative management, most are willing to try it to solve problems that traditional management has not worked on. With higher...

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Two trucks transplant young pecan trees to this sandy field.

Alternate Bearing Considerations for the West

Some fruit and nut tree species are famous for their alternate bearing, their tendency to swing back and forth every other season between really heavy (‘on’) crop loads and really light (‘off’) crop loads. You can see this kind of thing with apples, citrus, pistachios, olives, and avocados, among others. And, of course, you can...

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The June 2023 Crop Corner

The Crop Corner provides seasonal updates for readers on pecans throughout the industry and continues in Pecan South’s June 2022 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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