Brad Haire posted a story this week in the Southeast Farm Press on the 2014 pecan harvest. You can read the story at http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/georgia-s-2014-pecans-smaller-nuts-bigger-price-growing-market
The story highlights the impacts of the tough summer weather on the nuts, although it says the weather also helped. Low volumes were related to poor pollination conditions in the spring, and cool and dry summer conditions led to smaller nuts. Scab was bad this year but not as widespread as the previous year due to the drier conditions.