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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Hurricanes and the Future of the Southeastern Pecan Industry

Authors
item Wood, Bruce
item Goff, W - AUBURN UNIV
item Nesbitt, M - AUBURN UNIV

Submitted to: Southeastern Pecan Growers Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: July 9, 2005
Publication Date: July 9, 2005
Citation: Wood, B.W., Goff, W., Nesbitt, M. 2005. Hurricanes and the future of the southeastern pecan industry. Southeastern Pecan Growers Meeting Proceedings. 98:100-112.

Interpretive Summary: Pecan crop losses due to hurricanes is a serious problem for pecan producers in the southeastern U.S. The potential for future hurricanes influences management decisions and plans for orchard establishment. Information is provided that describes how to minimize hurricane damage to orchards and how hurricane cycles between the Gulf and Atlantic coasts are expected to influence pecan farming in the southeastern U.S. This information provides farmers with an understanding of what is happening with hurricane storm cycles and how their farming operations are likely to be influenced by these over the next 30 years.

Technical Abstract: Pecan producers are experiencing pecan crop losses due to hurricanes in the southeastern U.S. This information provides farmers with an understanding of what is happening with hurricane storm cycles and how their farming operations are likely to be influenced by these over the next 30 years. The potential for future hurricanes influences management decisions and plans for orchard establishment. Information is provided that describes how hurricane cycles between the Gulf and Atlantic coasts are expected to influence pecan farming in the southeastern U.S. and how to minimize hurricane damage to orchards.

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