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Pecan Pies at Risk Following Hurricane Irma

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release

Hurricane Irma’s destruction is putting the iconic Thanksgiving pecan pie at risk. The storm ripped through pecan orchards in Georgia, the number one grower of pecans in the nation, just weeks before harvest. The University of Georgia estimated that 30 percent of production may have been lost after high winds sent pods flying off branches and blew down trees. Bloomberg …

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Agri View: Tree Nut Research

Dan Agri View

Everett Griner talks about tree nut research improving in today’s Agri View.       A lot has been written and said about that new pecan variety growers are anxiously looking forward to planting. But, don’t think that pecans are the only tree nut to be undergoing genetic improvement. California geneticists are deep into an effort to improve the almond. …

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Southern Region Noncitrus Fruit and Nut

Dan Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

Key findings for the Southern Region: Avocados: Florida’s utilized production is down 13 percent from 2015 and the associated value of production is down 7 percent. The Laurel Wilt disease continues to have a negative impact on Florida avocado groves. Blueberries: The value of utilized production for the United States is down 13 percent for 2016. Georgia’s utilized production is …

Pecans Healthy for You

Dan General, Georgia

Cathy Isom tells us about the surprising healthy benefits of one popular nut that is often used in holiday treats. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.