Source: USDA/ARS

Pecan growers might be able to boost their profits by growing pecans organically, according to Agricultural Research Service scientists studying production systems for this popular tree nut.

U.S. growers provide about 90 percent of the world's pecans, with an annual crop of about 200 million pounds worth about $400 million. Pecans, popular in baked goods and confections, are a good source of protein and contain antioxidants and plant sterols thought to be beneficial to human health.

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