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Storing Pecans

I have had a request to share information on storing pecans, so here you go: The 2 key factors affecting storage of pecans are moisture and temperature. Drying Large lots of nuts should be dried with a mechanical drier, usually in harvest wagons designed for this purpose. Heated air is…
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Pruning Young Pecan Tree Videos

This time of year I am swamped with requests to do pruning clinics and make orchard visits to show growers how to prune pecan trees. With all the young trees planted in our state, there is quite a demand for this. Since I can’t be everywhere at once, perhaps these…
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Upcoming 2018 County Pecan Production Meetings

Jan 31: Wilcox/Pulaski Feb 1: Cook Co. Feb 5: Appling Feb 13: Sumter Feb 15: Brooks Feb 20: Crisp Feb 27: Tattnall Feb 28: Peach March 1: Colquitt March 9: Berrien March 12: Grady March 13: Irwin (am) March 20: Mitchell March 22: Dougherty/Lee (pm) All meetings are lunch meetings…
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Odd Pecans

Every year people bring me a host of odd-ball nuts they run across during harvest. No, I’m not referring to people here but actual pecans. I get tiny pecans the size of a pinky-nail as well as those that have some sort of growth abnormality. Two of the most common are “twin-pecans” and…
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Observations of Pecan Harvest So Far

Pecan harvest is underway in Georgia. Pawnee, Moneymaker, Elliott, Schley, Oconee, Creek, Caddo, Cape Fear, Kiowa, Excel, and Desirable have been or are being harvested at this point. Over the next week we should see the rapid pace of shuck split and pecan harvest continue to accelerate. While the crop…
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Pecan Price Report

With pecan harvest underway, growers should check the current market prices before selling their crop. See the link here for current prices. Prices will be updated each Tuesday and Thursday through the harvest season.
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