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
  • Pecans For Christmas Nut-producing trees are the gifts that keep on giving. Published: 11/27/17
  • Pecan Harvest All pecan varieties are currently being harvested, and due to early nut maturity, most of the harvest should be ready by early December. Published: 11/15/17
  • Pecan Cover Crops Lenny Wells recommends crimson clover to build up the soil and sustain the life of a pecan orchard. Published: 11/08/17
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Top Pecan Producers
County Name Value
Dougherty $42,570,000
Mitchell 36,429,278
Peach 28,500,000
Lee 27,168,750
Macon 17,600,000
Tattnall 16,125,000
Lowndes 10,879,000
Dooly 10,702,808
Crisp 10,504,148
Calhoun 9,782,500
State Total: $355,854,324

Displaying farm gate values for 2016. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.