Pecan industry expansion


Global awareness of the health benefits of nuts, including pecans, is driving an increased demand for nuts and nut products.

Pecans are native to the central south and south eastern regions of the US and Mexico.

The first commercial planting of pecans commenced in the 1880s in the US, today pecans are also commercially grown in other regions including Mexico, South Africa, Israel, Argentina and Australia.

This information package is supplementary to high-resolution maps available online. The information provided should be used as a guide to find potential regions for expansion.

However, specific and comprehensive site analysis must precede the final decision regarding site suitability for any orchard establishment.

A further use of this work would be to provide information on suitable regions for sentinel plantings to determine those most appropriate for expansion of the Australian pecan industry.


Primefact 1439 Second Edition

Published: Jul 2016

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