UGA Pecan Extension

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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Pecan Survey

Good data on our crop and nut supply is a key ingredient to stabilizing prices and increasing demand for pecans. Most pecan growers should have received a survey from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The agency is taking a comprehensive look into the 2017 production forecast…
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Harvest Season Update

Shuck split began at least 10 days early for most cultivars this year and continues to progress at a rapid pace. Most growers with Pawnee have been able to get enough of the cleanup from the storm done to get started harvesting. We are seeing shuck split on pretty much…
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