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Georgia researchers work to improve pecan shelling process

Researchers at the University of Georgia College of Engineering are trying to crack a tough problem: extracting more high-quality meat from shelled pecans. Getting pecan meat from the nut to your h... more »

Wells: A short Georgia pecan crop gets shorter

Following the season's challenges, the 2021 crop could be the shortest crop the state has seen since 2006, and well below the July estimate of 85 million pounds. more »

Take care of pecan trees during fall months

Pecan trees are susceptible to a wide variety of pests that can have a significant impact on productivity, and both hobby growers and commercial operations must be mindful of proper management practices. more »

South Georgia Pecan Co. agrees to process FICO pecans

The partnership comes after Farmers Investment Co. announced the closure of its own processing operations, and aims to elevate the industry as a whole. more »

Water split and crop progress in pecan

This growing season has been abnormally wet for some pecan growing regions, and water split could bear the blame for recent nut drop. more »

2021 North Carolina Pecan Growers Fall Orchard Tour set

Those interested are encouraged to register soon for the orchard tour in Angier. more »

How to address leaf scorch and fruit thinning in Georgia pecans

Neofusicoccum, a fungus causing leaf scorch symptoms, is a relatively new problem popping up in orchards for the last 8-10 years, normally after extended periods of rainfall and cloudy weather. more »

South Georgia pecan update shared

Last year's large crop means a light – or nonexistent – crop this year on the older trees. The younger trees are showing a different result, and the rains are putting the pressure on growers to battle pecan scab. more »

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