Louisiana’s pecan harvest started in October ago and will run through late December, said LSU AgCenter pecan specialist Charlie Graham. He expects about 15 million pounds of pecans to be harvested in Louisiana this year....More
North Mississippi farmers came to the annual Mississippi State University Producer Advisory Council meeting to offer a wish list of research, staffing, and support efforts they’d like to see in the months ahead....More
Louisiana pecan crop estimates for 2012 ranged from 13 million to 13.5 million pounds before Hurricane Isaac struck, according to industry experts.
But a statewide loss of 15 percent would reduce the forecast harvest from 13 million pounds to just over 11 million pounds....More
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, the independent plant science research organization, says the decision window has passed for growers in the 14 pecan-producing states to spray for the first wave of pecan nut casebearer (PNC) moths this year....More
Pecan growers, shellers and nut brokers are warning consumers high demand and short supply will drive retail prices this holiday season, a problem compounded by an escalating Chinese demand for U.S. pecan exports that has the industry scrambling to think outside of the box –or in this case—the shell....More