Georgia is the nation's largest supplier of pecans, accounting for about a third of U.S. pecan production. An average pecan harvest in Georgia is about 88 million pounds - enough to make 176 million pecan pies. UGA Extension provides both commercial and home pecan growers a variety of information to help have the best output with the least amount of labor possible.


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UGA-affiliated sites

UGA Pecan Team Blog The UGA Pecan Extension Blog is designed to provide timely information relevant to pecan production in Georgia for use by county extension agents and pecan producers.

Pecans at UGA Summarizes the history and recent production output of Georgia's pecan growers. Includes extensive resources on pecan growth and pest management, newsletters from and contact information for the Pecan Team and external links.

Pecan Breeding at UGA Lists pecan cultivars, recommends cultivars for different environments and shares links to related papers and external websites.

Impact Statements: Pecans Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to pecans.

TimBrenneman.org Pecan Truffles A significant aside to Dr. Tim Brenneman’s pecan program is work on pecan truffles, which he discovered in Georgia in the late 1980s. Brenneman is collaborating with others to better understand the biology of these fascinating fungi.

UGA Department of Horticulture Learn more about the horticulture department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

UGA Department of Plant Pathology Learn more about the plant pathology department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

External sites

Georgia Pecan Commission Targets consumers with extensive recipe lists, health facts, and information on purchasing and storing.

Georgia Pecan Growers Association Connects visitors to state pecan growers' associations and pecan suppliers and hosts conferences. Provides detailed nutritional information on pecans.

National Pecan Shellers Association Targets consumers with recipe lists, extensive health information and purchasing information.


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Pecans at UGA Summarizes the history and recent production output of Georgia's pecan growers. Includes extensive resources on pecan growth and pest management, newsletters from and contact information for the Pecan Team and external links.
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News
  • Northern Nut Growers Association August conference to highlight building sustainable, efficient agricultural practices. Published: 07/11/17
  • Pecan Production Costs UGA Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells says pecans have to be protected against insect pests and disease pressure. Published: 04/26/17
  • Pecan Book Book covers the health advantages of pecans, the development of different varieties and the nut's surge in popularity around the world. Published: 04/13/17
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Top Pecan Producers
County Name Value
Dougherty $42,570,000
Mitchell 41,633,589
Peach 27,000,000
Lee 25,961,250
Macon 16,944,150
Tattnall 15,050,000
Crisp 11,398,860
Lowndes 11,126,250
Calhoun 9,782,285
Dooly 9,675,000
State Total: $361,301,753

Displaying farm gate values for 2015. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.