The pecan growers of Mexico are holding their annual conference virtually this year and are inviting all interested parties to attend the conference via the web. Most pecan organizations have had to switch over to virtual meetings to eliminate the risk associated with larger gatherings. Some have made the switch better than others but Dia del Nogalero has stepped up the production value of their webinar and produced a tv quality conference for growers to view.
The conference is typically held in northern Mexico and attracts one of the largest gatherings of pecan growers in the world. Delicias, Chihuahua, where the conference is usually held, is home to one of the largest pecan growing regions in the world, second only to Georgia in the US.
Northern Mexico produces the largest quantities of Western Schley pecans, a high yielding pecans with pretty color and uniform kernels. The arid climate in the deserts of Northern Mexico extending into west Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico are perfect for growing pecans as long as enough water is available, a growing topic of discussion.
The event usually attracts growers from across the world and many from the Spanish speaking growing regions. This year’s conference while not in person, has still managed to attract pecan growers from all regions. One of the beginning presentations this year is an update from pecan growers in southern Brazil.
South America has been increasing its pecan production over the past decade in regions of Southern Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile. With a harvest opposite that of the northern hemisphere the south American countries are now entering their first day of spring today.
The Dia Del Nogalero conference will be on demand for industry to watch with more videos planned to be released over the next couple of weeks. For more information about the conference you can visit their website at https://diadelnogalero.mx/ or look for them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/diadelnogalero.