Step 1: Enter the sizes (in acres) of your native grove and/or improved/planted orchard.
Step 2: Enter the areas (in acres) of your native grove and/or improved/planted orchard damaged by wild pigs.
Step 3: Accept the long-term average production (pounds/acre) or enter site-specific production for native and/or improved varieties.
Step 4: Accept the long-term average price/pound or enter current prices for native and/or improved varieties.
Step 5: Calculate.
The Pecan Loss Calculator was developed by Noble Research Institute and Oklahoma State University to estimate the number of pounds and dollars lost as a result of pecan harvester inefficiency and wild pig rooting damage. Research conducted on the Red River Farm, owned and operated by Noble Research Institute, found that 10 percent of pecans, whether native or improved varieties, were not harvested because of pecan harvester inefficiency. In areas damaged or rooted by pigs, 33.7 percent of pecans could not be harvested. The Pecan Loss Calculator can calculate estimates for both forms of loss in either native groves or improved/planted orchards. Long-term averages for production (pounds/acre) and price/pound are pre-populated and are specific to native or improved varieties; the user can overwrite these values by entering current and site-specific production and pricing.