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Survey IDs Pecan Marketing Opportunities

Consumers in the U.S. think about pecans – and use them – differently than most other nut varieties, according to a new national survey conducted by Blue Chip Marketing, a market research firm based in Chicago. Snacking is the most common eating occasion for nuts in general, according to the data. Meanwhile, consumers are more...

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Fall is Here Once Again

We had received some nuts into our cleaning plant last week and were beginning to tune it up when rain struck Georgia. After going the whole summer without much rain to speak of and just when harvest is ready to get underway, wouldn’t you know it — rain! It has been raining here for 3...

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North Carolina Loses Pecan Leader Bill Bunn

The North Carolina pecan industry has lost a devoted and enthusiastic leader, Bill Bunn, who passed away on Sept. 30. He was 76 years old. Billy Rogers “Bill” Bunn was a founding member and the only president the North Carolina Pecan Growers Association ever had “because of his excellent and relentless efforts on behalf of...

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Jimenuez Conference Attracts Large Crowd

The Jiménez (Chihuahua, Mexico) pecan growers hosted their first full-fledged conference Sept. 23-24 and enjoyed amazing success in grower and exhibitor turnout. Billed as “Jimenuez International Forum 2011”, the meeting drew almost 800 participants, including 60 exhibiting companies. Held at Aguas Termales Las Pampas, the conference venue was unique — a water park supplied by...

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Texas IPM Team in Year One of Imidacloprid Study

During the 2009 TPGA conference the Pecan IPM Steering Committee discussed and prioritized important IPM related issues and needs for the industry during the next 3-5 years. Insecticide resistance in yellow pecan aphids, which includes the blackmargined pecan aphid, Monellia caryella and yellow pecan aphid, Monelliopsis pecanis was recognized as a high priority need. During the spring of 2010,...

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Cherry Pecan Monkey Bread

Cherry Pecan Monkey Bread Ingredients: 1 cup pecan halves Marachino Cherries 4 cans (10-count) refrigerated biscuits 1 1/2 sticks butter 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons cinnamon Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9- or 10-inch tube pan. Mix granulated sugar and cinnamon in a...

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