Pecan Tree Hedging Increasing in Southeast US

Pecan Tree Hedging Increasing in Southeast US

Pecan growers in the western US have been hedging pecan trees for decades, the practice of hedging in west Texas, Arizona and New Mexico is nothing new. Pecans growers in these areas are accustomed to hedging practices and many growers have a hedging program they swear by. However, this is not the case in the southeastern US.

Future Orchard: Autonomous Tree Sprayer’s are Here

Future Orchard: Autonomous Tree Sprayer’s are Here

Just south of Fresno California in the small town of Kingsburg, Krinklaw Farm Services is building what looks like the future of the agriculture industry. The team there has been working for just over three years perfecting their newest invention that they believe will add much needed safety to the spraying process of orchards...

Would you use drones in your pecan orchards?

Would you use drones in your pecan orchards?

When I was a kid, I often enjoyed movies that portrayed the future with all the new technology such as flying cars and self-lacing shoes. Now that I am adult I still find myself intrigued by the future technology that we have on the horizons.....

Are Ambrosia Beetles in your young trees?

Are Ambrosia Beetles in your young trees?

As many growers have seen over the past few years, ambrosia beetles can cause major losses in young trees. The ambrosia beetle is a small beetle that boars into the soft tissue of young pecan trees with the intentions of creating a fungal garden inside the tree, which the beetle will use for food. This fungus will cause further

Is Hedging right for your orchard?

Is Hedging right for your orchard?

So, you've probably heard an abundance of talk about "hedging" in pecan orchards lately and may have wondered what is it and if you should be hedging in your orchards. Well, I hope to shine a little light on the topic here

Georgia Pecan Crop Better Than Expected

While other parts of the country are dealing smaller crops than previously expected, one state seems to pleasantly surprised with the harvest so far. Pecan farmers in the state of Georgia were watching intently as hurricane Matthew made its way across Florida narrowly missing most of Georgia and heading into the Atlantic Ocean. However it wasn't over yet, it would seem hurricane Matthew was not done reeking havoc, as the residents of North and South Carolina would soon find out; our thoughts and prayers are with the victims. On a brighter note many Georgia pecan farmers were very concerned about the affects that hurricane Matthew would have on their orchards, but to many of their surprise, it had very little affect. Overall estimates have been somewhere in the 10% crop loss from the affected areas of Georgia, which are very few. Several farmers have sustained significant damage from the hurricane but most farmers in the state were unaffected. This is great news for pecan farmers who are reaping the rewards of high prices along with high yields.