In mid-July the first estimates of the size of the 2017/18 crop were released, and if those numbers hold true, the U.S. will produce an estimated 270 to 280 million pounds of pecans, most of which will be from the Southwest region
Apple growers in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona say winter chill hours, loosely defined as the number of winter hours the temperature lingers between 32 and 45 degrees, are critical in order for trees to bud. Peaches also at risk.
The “blue belly” of an Asian citrus psyllid may offer link to how researchers can fight the dangerous citrus disease that threatens the global citrus market
A warm fall has delayed New Mexico's pecan harvest and producers are now concerned that an early winter could put the crop in jeopardy.
The 2016 Texas pecan crop is not living up to expectations. Insects and weather affect yields and quality, according to experts.
Walnut caterpillars in pecan trees
Defoliation a possibility
Treatment may not be necessary
Guar, pecan projects receive USDA funding
Specialty Crop Initiative part of 2014 farm bill
Funding approved for one year
Texas pecan crop expected to be above average
Spotty rain could be a factor
Late rain suggests attention to pest issues
NM Pecans need special pesticide exemption
Insect pests threaten pecan crop with heavy losses
Environmental organizations oppose exemption
"The precipitous fall in commodity prices left producers facing high costs without the revenue to cover those costs...and many producers are still looking at a market where their projected revenue is below break-even.”