endobj 592 0 obj<>stream He is also a partner in the company Nensis Nuts. The pecan-nut tree performs best in a fertile, well-drained, deep soil with a loose to medium texture. Yield in tons per hectare Conservative Likely Target Potato, dryland or hot areas 10 17 28 Potato, irrigation 17 28 45 Pumpkin, boer 12 - 15 18 - 20 30 Spinach, true 7 - 8 10 - 12 15 - 20 Sweet-corn 7 - 8 10 15 Sweet potato 15 - 20 25 - 30 40 Swiss chard 20 30 40 Tomato 30 45 - 50 60 - 80. Areca nut production in India is dominant in the coastal region within 400 kilometres (250 mi) from the coast line, and also in some other non-coastal states of India. Nut production continues to increase until 20 years of age. Adderss: P.O. Pecan nut farming is a long-term investment, ... as irrigation is not essential; trees require around 50mm of water per week for a 1,2t/ha yield on mature trees. 0000003521 00000 n Improved quality grading: The size of the Pecan Nuts is also dramatically better. 0000002439 00000 n The yield of this crop depends on numbers of key factors such as soil types, climate conditions, the way of irrigation, and cultivar, used for cultivation. H�|T�n�0��+�����ǡ@�`$�v�H�H��_�*,{:p!��rvg�\m�_a�{�������'0p��T�=T�]Uq�P���1U ��P����W�Z�T�i����k�Cy�1A#� �޺_�_!�g�S|I)�D)�W��FH���-t�oR�BLyϼz��׬�H��;KX�N[(|��,k���R�^c�0w�y��qh�:�`9 Correctly pruning and hedging an orchard is also important since it results in branches being optimally spaced, thus allowing adequate sunlight into the orchard. “Hedging usually takes place in winter, just after harvesting, and is done mechanically,” says Dries. Gunter Hollenbach explains. 0000003444 00000 n The following table shows the vegetable oil yields of common energy crops associated with biodiesel production. In the past 15 years, we’ve seen enormous growth in the industry. Sufficient critical mass enabled independent exploration of export opportunities and securing part of the value chain for producers participating in the supply to the treatment plant, creating an opportunity for nut producers to increase their profits. “Some land owners are putting in dryland pecans and production costs are considerably less, but so is production, 1,000 to … 0000004153 00000 n In 2018, China's peanut yield amounted to 3,752 kilograms per hectare. per hectare plot. It is also important that rows are wide enough to accommodate the machinery used during harvesting – which runs from April to July, depending on the cultivar. Schley Blends (nut count 60-70) meat yield 50-53% sold in a range of about $2.40-2.50 per point, Stuart Blends (nut count 48-59) meat yield 46-53% sold in a range of about $2.40-2.88 mostly $2.50-2.60 per point. “We do not spray insecticides. Yields of 4300-5000 kg. While pecan trees like dry conditions, they also require wet roots, and prefer short, cold winters and long, hot summers. �n��#�RZ{d�*f�/�X��{W8Jd3��1�p��};���y)n���$B��H�� d\JK���Ϝ'�-����HIU�h%A�>C(���z�@`���:Mo�8�����sx��Q{�I��������eh��4�/�s�0�3�TM[b��W�����C��!�\���!Ù��[���N0���c�Hg.JAm�$���f�Ro���SW According to Dries, there is great demand for SA pecan nuts in China, and that country is the main export market. Tribes used it as a remedy for skin and lung problems, and in a fermented drink called Powochicora. Dries Duvenhage of Hartswater in the Northern Cape planted his first hectare of pecans 16 years ago and patiently waited for the return on his investment. Limit your risks and ensure that the high establishment costs reap rewards. The trees are cross-pollinated, and to ensure adequate pollination, he plants four rows of cultivars that produce bigger pecan nuts, followed by two rows of a different cultivar, which ensures good cross-pollination. MX1069 Pecan, Macadamia, Pistachio, Walnut and Almond Situation Page 2 Commodities: Production: Production The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishery, and Food (SAGARPA) Service of Food and Fishery Information (SIAP) publishes information on pecan (nuez), pistachio (pistache), and macadamia (macadamia) tree-nut production only. The water requirements of a pecan tree are very high. startxref Yield increases gradually every year after planting the trees. %%EOF 50 ft x 50 ft 17 trees per acre 50 ft x 70 ft 12 trees per acre 70 ft x 70 ft 9 trees per acre 100 ft x 100 ft 4 trees per acre Table 3. The nut has a very high protein content and its nutritional value is one of the highest of all fruit grown in South Africa. It may take 10 years before a grower gets to half production. Whether you have a large orchard or just one or more pecan trees in your yard, you can evaluate the quality of your pecans by performing a yield test. The pecan nut (Carya illinoensis), like the walnut, belongs to the family Juglandaceae. One hectare of oil palm can yield up to 5 metric tons of oil per year. Growing pecan nuts requires long-term commitment. Bat houses have also been installed throughout some of the orchards to attract bats, which feast on insects at night. Average pecans are around 45% to 50%. One was irrigated, the other not. How to Perform a Pecan Yield Test. Pruning and harvesting The nuts are rich in vitamins, carbohydrates and nut oil. As part of the Nensis Nuts company, a pecan nut tree nursery was established in 2002. “At that time, we experienced a shortage of some commercial pecan cultivars due to the [rapid] growth of the industry. 0000008115 00000 n To produce pecan nuts successfully and profitable, it is essential to plant cultivars that comply with the high standards concerning adaptability to an area, disease tolerance, production, kernel percentage, nut size and shape, appearance and taste of the kernels. C. Koch] trees. Dries Duvenhage planted his first hectare of pecan nuts 16 years ago and has not looked back since. As far as possible, Dries tries to make use of biological farming methods. Country. The drier areas in the Northern Cape achieve around 3t/ha to 5t/ha. Sticktight. Very high quality nuts should be close to 60% edible meat. Research about the water requirements for the Vaalharts and Upington areas have commenced. Pecan nuts have smooth brown mottled shells with a greater proportion of kernel than walnut, and thinner partitions separating the two halves of the kernel. the husks that don’t drop at harvest and hang in the tree for some time. XIX. When mature pecan orchards with high densities (at least 100 trees per hectare) become overcrowded, photosynthetic active radiation penetration within the tree canopy and between trees, growth and nut production are adversely affected. Do black walnut trees bear fruit every year? Figure 1 shows the yields produced over the first seven productive seasons through to end 1999. The irrigated trees produced 64kg Dry-In-Shell (DIS) per tree (12.8 tons DIS per hectare over the seven years), 67% more than the dryland trees, which produced 38kg DIS/tree (7.6 tons DIS per hectare) over the period. Pecan tree nursery Well cared orchards of mature trees should produce around 2,500 kg fruits per hectare per year. The motivation behind Dries’s transition to pecan nuts was the small profit margin earned on cash crops. xref Year of tree age Estimated inshell nut production (lbs/Acre) 1-7 0 The crop can handle frost, as the cold ensures the tree goes into complete dormancy, which ensures even growth in spring. x�b```b``#.5>�c`��0p�`x�^���^ ��1~�L�}SX/()A0��I���@, Qa��Hcx"����C�ASh����sn�g��x5��t��Ħ��[�6�204އ�n ���&@���An5D @� ��& 0000011328 00000 n When harvesting commences, the additional costs of mechanical harvesting, dehusking, drying and storage are generally about $1,000 to $1,500 per hectare (assuming a yield at 12 to 15 years of 3,500 kg NIS per hectare). Alibaba.com offers 935 pecan nut oil products. Between his own farming operation and Nensis Nuts, he manages the production of about 150t of pecan kernels per season. This is unrelated to ethanol production, which relies on starch, sugar and cellulose content instead of oil yields. All our pecan nuts are packed in 500gr, 1kg and 5kg packs. Domestic Price Trends. This places the product in the top category, resulting in the farmer being paid R11.50 more per kg, equal to a financial gain to the farmer per tree of around R290, adding up to R29,000 per hectare. Pecan trees can live under six feet of snow, but certain methods are required to … We rather make use of natural predators, such as ladybirds and lacewings, to control insects in the orchards,” he says. According to Dries, a mature tree can easily consume 600ℓ of water per day at the peak of summer. ... he manages the production of about 150t of pecan kernels per season. Year Yield per tree Yield per hectare* 10 0 20 0 30 0 40 0 5 1 300 6 2 600 7 4 1,200 8 6 1,800 9 9 2,400 10 10 3,000 11 11 3,200 12–15 12–13 3,500–4,000 * Figures assume that trees are pruned to maintain machinery access and light and spray penetration. Pecan nuts in South Africa Although this timeline could be considered conservative with respect to the yields that are projected, it is important to note that yields in any particular year are dependent on the weather and a number of other factors. Once the suitability of the climate for pecan nut production is confirmed, one has to investigate the suitability of the soil and what pre-plant and cultural practises need to be implemented. 0000001514 00000 n None of the treatments significantly affected yield per tree or nut quality for the cvs. H��T[k�0~��8�)l�ѱ�#d�i}(j�T(i��i. This is done in conjunction with a foliar feeding programme which supplies trees with all the necessary micronutrients such as zinc, and is applied at the first sign of leaves appearing, from October onwards. %PDF-1.4 %���� The minimum requirements for soils are as follows; Minimum effective depth of 500mm. The possible yield is 3 tonnes per hectare and a figure quoted was $2 per 100g. Dries plants his pecan trees at a spacing of 10m x 10m for maximum sunlight exposure. For more information, email Dries Duvenhage at [email protected]. You can discover details including top producing & exporting countries, real-time market prices, local product varieties, seasonality, production & export volumes, and more. 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A mature pecan orchard can yield from 1,200 to 2,000 pounds of nuts per acre. Yield of Peanut Farming. Included is growing zone data, relevant to farmers and agricultural scientists. In Mpumalanga, the average planting density is 7.4 m x 4 m. Many growers are moving to lower density plantings, for instance, 9 m x 5 m. Lower density plantings will still require pruning, and perhaps 8 m x 4 m or 8 m x 4.5 m will provide a good balance between pruning intensity and optimal yield per hectare. “Hail, especially, is a big problem because it damages the trees and knocks off the nuts. This means that you can collect 13 tons of shelled walnuts per hectare. After 10 years, yield no longer increases and remains at the same level. They are vacuum sealed using a special Carbon Dioxide gas mixture. As the SA harvesting season coincides with Chinese New Year celebrations, it means the local industry can supply them with fresh nuts during this period of high demand.”. 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Adult pecan orchards require high levels of light for optimal growth, yield and nut quality (ÁVILA et al., 2010). 0000018401 00000 n The significance for nurseries is that they would be able to sell trees to farmers after 3 years instead of 4 years. Yields of over 20 tons per hectare have been achieved by some growers, even from large plantings, and certain trial plots have yielded the equivalent of about 30 tons per hectare. Export market This means that you can collect 13 tons of shelled walnuts per hectare. Alibaba.com offers 935 pecan nut oil products. 0000005479 00000 n MY2010/11 pecan production is estimated at 76,627 metric tons (MT). 0000000851 00000 n Yields on pecan trees differ from region to region, with Mpumalanga achieving the lowest yields of around 1,5t/ha to 2,5t/ha. Dries Duvenhage of Hartswater in the Northern Cape planted his first hectare of pecans 16 years ago and patiently waited for the return on his investment. 'Western Schley' and 'Wichita'. 0000011106 00000 n 0000004768 00000 n This area also tends to produce bigger nuts, which result in higher prices. Yield increases gradually every year after planting the trees. Frequent questions new pecan growers have usually revolve around questions of when and how much young pecan trees start to bear nut crops. In 2018, China's peanut yield amounted to 3,752 kilograms per hectare. 0000001277 00000 n “The Hartswater area is perfect for producing [good] quality pecan nuts. “We use a mechanical shaker which shakes the nuts off the tree. Macadamia nuts can yield some R374,400 per hectare. In 2014, I experienced yield losses of 21%. Many research studies are, however, being conducted by the South African Pecan Producers Association (SAPPA) on methods of controlling fungal diseases in pecan nut orchards, he says. A. It’s 12 years to full production.” “And the grower will spend from $4,000 to $6,000 per acre, including an irrigation system, in the interim,” Locke says. Optimal orchard design for sunlight The average yield was 668 pounds per acre, up 66 pounds for comparable States from the previous year. “But it’s a long-term investment. 0 x�bbbg`b``Ń3� ���ţ�1�x4>�c� y� � To provide a habitat for natural predators, he maintains a cover crop of natural grass between the rows. However, as winter chill accumulation increases, the heat required for spring budbreak decreases (SPARKS, 2005). Pecan-nut trees grow very fast and become very tall unless growth is controlled. Walnut trees are grown for both nuts and timber. Adam Branson and Alice Gibbons Dan Berman Pecan, Macadamia, Pistachio, Walnut and Almond Situation Tree Nuts Annual Mexico MX1069 Nut prices are quoted in US dollar and the current weak exchange rate greatly favours local pecan producers – making the waiting period worthwhile, he says. You must have a cash crop or alternative source of income to see you through in the meantime,” cautions Dries. Mr. Gunther Hollenbach in the pecan nut orchard of Mr. Kobus du Plessis in the Magogong district near Hartswater in South Africa. You can collect 40 kilograms of shelled walnuts every year from a mature and well-maintained Chandler walnut tree. Pecan trees can grow very big and alternate bearing is a problem in some cultivars. Although insect infestations in the orchards are limited, Dries says that if he has to single out a culprit, it would be the stink bug. It was a bold move, as pecan trees begin yielding an economically significant crop only from eight years onwards. There are waiting lists of up to three years for macadamia trees. 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Yield in tons per hectare Conservative Likely Target Potato, dryland or hot areas 10 17 28 Potato, irrigation 17 28 45 Pumpkin, boer 12 - 15 18 - 20 30 Spinach, true 7 - 8 10 - 12 15 - 20 Sweet-corn 7 - 8 10 15 Sweet potato 15 - 20 25 - 30 40 Swiss chard 20 30 40 Tomato 30 45 - 50 60 - 80. Areca nut production in India is dominant in the coastal region within 400 kilometres (250 mi) from the coast line, and also in some other non-coastal states of India. Nut production continues to increase until 20 years of age. Adderss: P.O. Pecan nut farming is a long-term investment, ... as irrigation is not essential; trees require around 50mm of water per week for a 1,2t/ha yield on mature trees. 0000003521 00000 n Improved quality grading: The size of the Pecan Nuts is also dramatically better. 0000002439 00000 n The yield of this crop depends on numbers of key factors such as soil types, climate conditions, the way of irrigation, and cultivar, used for cultivation. 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Sufficient critical mass enabled independent exploration of export opportunities and securing part of the value chain for producers participating in the supply to the treatment plant, creating an opportunity for nut producers to increase their profits. “Some land owners are putting in dryland pecans and production costs are considerably less, but so is production, 1,000 to … 0000004153 00000 n In 2018, China's peanut yield amounted to 3,752 kilograms per hectare. per hectare plot. It is also important that rows are wide enough to accommodate the machinery used during harvesting – which runs from April to July, depending on the cultivar. Schley Blends (nut count 60-70) meat yield 50-53% sold in a range of about $2.40-2.50 per point, Stuart Blends (nut count 48-59) meat yield 46-53% sold in a range of about $2.40-2.88 mostly $2.50-2.60 per point. “We do not spray insecticides. Yields of 4300-5000 kg. While pecan trees like dry conditions, they also require wet roots, and prefer short, cold winters and long, hot summers. �n��#�RZ{d�*f�/�X��{W8Jd3��1�p��};���y)n���$B��H�� d\JK���Ϝ'�-����HIU�h%A�>C(���z�@`���:Mo�8�����sx��Q{�I��������eh��4�/�s�0�3�TM[b��W�����C��!�\���!Ù��[���N0���c�Hg.JAm�$���f�Ro���SW According to Dries, there is great demand for SA pecan nuts in China, and that country is the main export market. Tribes used it as a remedy for skin and lung problems, and in a fermented drink called Powochicora. Dries Duvenhage of Hartswater in the Northern Cape planted his first hectare of pecans 16 years ago and patiently waited for the return on his investment. Limit your risks and ensure that the high establishment costs reap rewards. The trees are cross-pollinated, and to ensure adequate pollination, he plants four rows of cultivars that produce bigger pecan nuts, followed by two rows of a different cultivar, which ensures good cross-pollination. MX1069 Pecan, Macadamia, Pistachio, Walnut and Almond Situation Page 2 Commodities: Production: Production The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishery, and Food (SAGARPA) Service of Food and Fishery Information (SIAP) publishes information on pecan (nuez), pistachio (pistache), and macadamia (macadamia) tree-nut production only. The water requirements of a pecan tree are very high. startxref Yield increases gradually every year after planting the trees. %%EOF 50 ft x 50 ft 17 trees per acre 50 ft x 70 ft 12 trees per acre 70 ft x 70 ft 9 trees per acre 100 ft x 100 ft 4 trees per acre Table 3. The nut has a very high protein content and its nutritional value is one of the highest of all fruit grown in South Africa. It may take 10 years before a grower gets to half production. Whether you have a large orchard or just one or more pecan trees in your yard, you can evaluate the quality of your pecans by performing a yield test. The pecan nut (Carya illinoensis), like the walnut, belongs to the family Juglandaceae. One hectare of oil palm can yield up to 5 metric tons of oil per year. Growing pecan nuts requires long-term commitment. Bat houses have also been installed throughout some of the orchards to attract bats, which feast on insects at night. Average pecans are around 45% to 50%. One was irrigated, the other not. How to Perform a Pecan Yield Test. Pruning and harvesting The nuts are rich in vitamins, carbohydrates and nut oil. As part of the Nensis Nuts company, a pecan nut tree nursery was established in 2002. “At that time, we experienced a shortage of some commercial pecan cultivars due to the [rapid] growth of the industry. 0000008115 00000 n To produce pecan nuts successfully and profitable, it is essential to plant cultivars that comply with the high standards concerning adaptability to an area, disease tolerance, production, kernel percentage, nut size and shape, appearance and taste of the kernels. C. Koch] trees. Dries Duvenhage planted his first hectare of pecan nuts 16 years ago and has not looked back since. As far as possible, Dries tries to make use of biological farming methods. Country. The drier areas in the Northern Cape achieve around 3t/ha to 5t/ha. Sticktight. Very high quality nuts should be close to 60% edible meat. Research about the water requirements for the Vaalharts and Upington areas have commenced. Pecan nuts have smooth brown mottled shells with a greater proportion of kernel than walnut, and thinner partitions separating the two halves of the kernel. the husks that don’t drop at harvest and hang in the tree for some time. XIX. When mature pecan orchards with high densities (at least 100 trees per hectare) become overcrowded, photosynthetic active radiation penetration within the tree canopy and between trees, growth and nut production are adversely affected. Do black walnut trees bear fruit every year? Figure 1 shows the yields produced over the first seven productive seasons through to end 1999. The irrigated trees produced 64kg Dry-In-Shell (DIS) per tree (12.8 tons DIS per hectare over the seven years), 67% more than the dryland trees, which produced 38kg DIS/tree (7.6 tons DIS per hectare) over the period. Pecan tree nursery Well cared orchards of mature trees should produce around 2,500 kg fruits per hectare per year. The motivation behind Dries’s transition to pecan nuts was the small profit margin earned on cash crops. xref Year of tree age Estimated inshell nut production (lbs/Acre) 1-7 0 The crop can handle frost, as the cold ensures the tree goes into complete dormancy, which ensures even growth in spring. x�b```b``#.5>�c`��0p�`x�^���^ ��1~�L�}SX/()A0��I���@, Qa��Hcx"����C�ASh����sn�g��x5��t��Ħ��[�6�204އ�n ���&@���An5D @� ��& 0000011328 00000 n When harvesting commences, the additional costs of mechanical harvesting, dehusking, drying and storage are generally about $1,000 to $1,500 per hectare (assuming a yield at 12 to 15 years of 3,500 kg NIS per hectare). Alibaba.com offers 935 pecan nut oil products. Between his own farming operation and Nensis Nuts, he manages the production of about 150t of pecan kernels per season. This is unrelated to ethanol production, which relies on starch, sugar and cellulose content instead of oil yields. All our pecan nuts are packed in 500gr, 1kg and 5kg packs. Domestic Price Trends. This places the product in the top category, resulting in the farmer being paid R11.50 more per kg, equal to a financial gain to the farmer per tree of around R290, adding up to R29,000 per hectare. Pecan trees can live under six feet of snow, but certain methods are required to … We rather make use of natural predators, such as ladybirds and lacewings, to control insects in the orchards,” he says. According to Dries, a mature tree can easily consume 600ℓ of water per day at the peak of summer. ... he manages the production of about 150t of pecan kernels per season. Year Yield per tree Yield per hectare* 10 0 20 0 30 0 40 0 5 1 300 6 2 600 7 4 1,200 8 6 1,800 9 9 2,400 10 10 3,000 11 11 3,200 12–15 12–13 3,500–4,000 * Figures assume that trees are pruned to maintain machinery access and light and spray penetration. Pecan nuts in South Africa Although this timeline could be considered conservative with respect to the yields that are projected, it is important to note that yields in any particular year are dependent on the weather and a number of other factors. Once the suitability of the climate for pecan nut production is confirmed, one has to investigate the suitability of the soil and what pre-plant and cultural practises need to be implemented. 0000001514 00000 n None of the treatments significantly affected yield per tree or nut quality for the cvs. H��T[k�0~��8�)l�ѱ�#d�i}(j�T(i��i. This is done in conjunction with a foliar feeding programme which supplies trees with all the necessary micronutrients such as zinc, and is applied at the first sign of leaves appearing, from October onwards. %PDF-1.4 %���� The minimum requirements for soils are as follows; Minimum effective depth of 500mm. The possible yield is 3 tonnes per hectare and a figure quoted was $2 per 100g. Dries plants his pecan trees at a spacing of 10m x 10m for maximum sunlight exposure. For more information, email Dries Duvenhage at [email protected]. You can discover details including top producing & exporting countries, real-time market prices, local product varieties, seasonality, production & export volumes, and more. Cost of the land Rs ; Cost of orchard house and storage structure, etc Rs If you know what to look … _�M3(�K��?����qД�|X�E���B'����H����4���̊�N�>�Y]��sZ�I�\Ç���e���2��wG�Ǜz�I�����Z+Y����w��fє9|ɳ�iYe��k6+�IU�}�t�7��Ko�S�^?��y��j�`���}����W:��M�H�IK�� >stream 578 0 obj<> endobj Thanks, Brandon 0000000016 00000 n trailer “To farm pecan nuts is a challenge because it takes about eight years to see a return on your investment. o Standard annual recommendation is 13 000 to 14 000 Meterᵌ per hectare o Most of the water will be used in the growing season (225 days) o To ensure economic production of quality pecan nuts, irrigation must prevent water stress o Over irrigation and waterlogging depletes soils of oxygen and is just as detrimental as drought In pecan nut production tree spacing of 10x10m is considered optimal. In addition to pecans, he farms cash crops under irrigation in a rotation cycle consisting of maize, then barley or peanuts, followed by a five-year lucerne cycle. A mature pecan orchard can yield from 1,200 to 2,000 pounds of nuts per acre. Yield of Peanut Farming. Included is growing zone data, relevant to farmers and agricultural scientists. In Mpumalanga, the average planting density is 7.4 m x 4 m. Many growers are moving to lower density plantings, for instance, 9 m x 5 m. Lower density plantings will still require pruning, and perhaps 8 m x 4 m or 8 m x 4.5 m will provide a good balance between pruning intensity and optimal yield per hectare. “Hail, especially, is a big problem because it damages the trees and knocks off the nuts. This means that you can collect 13 tons of shelled walnuts per hectare. After 10 years, yield no longer increases and remains at the same level. They are vacuum sealed using a special Carbon Dioxide gas mixture. As the SA harvesting season coincides with Chinese New Year celebrations, it means the local industry can supply them with fresh nuts during this period of high demand.”. 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