Eastern Pecan Growers Continue to Deal with Damage

Eastern Pecan Growers Continue to Deal with Damage

Pecan growers in the Eastern United States continue to deal with damaged pecans due to the affects tropical storm Irma. As the harvest season continues along in the Southeast, growers in Georgia and Alabama continue to deal with the effects of damaged nuts left behind by tropical storm Irma.

Increased Pecan Acreage Needed to Meet Global Demand

Increased Pecan Acreage Needed to Meet Global Demand

The global pecan market has seen an increase in the pecan supply over the past 10 years, but not nearly enough to keep pace with demand. Pecan growers around the globe have been increasing acreage with new plantings, but the current pace is still insufficient to meet today’s market demands. As pecan growers in the US and Mexico are just beginning to harvest, many of the growers also have planting in the back of their minds.

2017 US Pecan Harvest Begins

2017 US Pecan Harvest Begins

To say that the 2017 pecan growing season has been a challenge would be an understatement. US Pecan growers have faced many obstacles throughout this season. Texas faced record flooding in the Houston area, while Georgia Pecan Growers lost an estimated 30 million plus pounds overall with some growers losing as much as 80% of their crop from the effects of tropical storm Irma.

Stuart (STU) Pecan Prices Climb

Stuart (STU) Pecan Prices Climb

Tropical storm Irma tore through the southern and middle parts of Georgia on September 11 with winds of 40 plus miles per hour, and recorded gusts up to 64 miles per hour, causing major damage to the Georgia pecan crop. As pecan growers continue to clean up and assess the damage, more accurate estimates of the pecan crop loss are coming in and Stuart pecan prices continue to climb as the crop gets shorter.

Irma cleanup delays 2017 US Pecan Harvest

Irma cleanup delays 2017 US Pecan Harvest

Pecan harvest for many growers in Georgia has been delayed due to the damaging winds of hurricane Irma. Now many growers are working frantically to clean up the orchards to make ready for harvest.

Pecan Growers Prepare for Harvest

Pecan Growers Prepare for Harvest

The end of September is the early variety harvest with the majority of the varieties beginning harvest in October. This year’s upcoming harvest has buyers sharpening their pencils in hopes of getting their orders filled before the limited crop runs out on high demand.

Upcoming Pecan Industry Events

Upcoming Pecan Industry Events

The pecan nut industry will be holding several events during the month of September, starting with the National Pecan Sheller's Association's annual meeting which will be held in Portland Maine from the 6th - 9th. Meanwhile the Georgia Pecan Growers Association......