Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

More Problems for Pecan Industry

Pecans are one of the most valuable crops grown in the Southeast, and the impacts of Hurricane Irma hit pecan growers pretty hard this year, with about 30% of the nuts blown off the trees in the storm.  Trees were also blown over or dropped limbs and may need to be replaced. Vegetable and Specialty Crop News pointed out this week that it might be a problem for producers to get replacement trees from nurseries this year because the combination of increasing demand for pecans and the severe damage from the hurricane has caused a shortage in new pecan trees. You can read more at http://vscnews.com/possible-problems-pecan-industry/.

Source: Georgia Agribusiness Council (Facebook page)