University of Georgia: Pecan Crop in Worse Shape than Originally Feared

The state of Georgia usually produces around 90 million pounds of pecans, but for some reason the past year only produced about two-thirds of that. Researchers from the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have stated that in addition to the low numbers of the crop, international demand (especially from China) has fallen, creating hard conditions for pecan farmers. It is likely that the “wetter than usual weather… led to higher than normal incidences of the fungal disease pecan scab, interrupted harvest activities, and deteriorated the quality of the nut.” 

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