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Pecan Update July 9, 2020

Fruit Thinning Many orchards will need fruit thinning this year. See a blog post from Lenny Wells giving details on how this process works: https://site.extension.uga.edu/pecan/2015/07/time-for-fruit-thinning/
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Pecan Irrigation

Over the last years I’ve been working with UGA and involved in pecans, I hear many ideas from new and old growers on irrigation. Some say, “don’t water the tree so the roots will be stronger.” Others have said that irrigation is what makes trees fall over during storms. Well, I won’t say that both of those statements are entirely false, but from a production standpoint we have to have irrigation.

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The 2019 Trade Assistance Payment Rates for the Market Facilitation Program

The below publication link contains the following helpful information: -Details of the county based payment rate and potential maximum payments by county for non-specialty crops.  Most notably for Georgia this includes producers of cotton, peanuts, corn, soybeans, and wheat. -Payment rates for specialty crop products (pecans), dairy, and hogs, including…
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Pecan Fungicide Program

The optimum temperature range for scab infection is 59-77 degrees F and a leaf wetness of about 12 hours. Dr. Lenny Wells provided the following recommended spray guide. DMI/Stobilurin mixes include Absolute, Brixen, Custodia, Quilt, Top Gard EQ, and Amistar Top (used to be called Quadris Top). Use Amistar Top…
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2017 Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day

The 2017 Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day was held August 23, 2017. Over 250 people attended making this year’s field day the largest since it began. This has turned into one of the highest attended field days in Southeast Georgia and one of the largest Pecan Field days in the nation. This year more equipment was on…
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Pecan Tree Insurance

A Pecan Tree Insurance Program has been officially approved and implemented by the USDA Risk Management Agency and will be available to growers starting with the 2018 crop year, which begins on July 1, 2017. Growers have been able to insure their pecan crop for several years and now they…
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2017 Pecan Beginners Course Tifton, GA

The Pecan Beginners Course will be held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton. GA on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. There is a registration fee of $10 . Registration at the door will be $15 until we reach capacity of 300 people. Please pre-register so that we will have a…
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2017 Pecan Spray Guide

  2017-Pecan-Spray-Guide Click here   The optimum temperature range for scab infection is 59-77 degrees F and a leaf wetness of about 12 hours. Pecan spray suggestion guide from 2016: 1. Absolute 2. Tebuconazole+Topsin M+Phosphite 3. Absolute+Phosphite 4. Elast/Tin 5. Absolute 6. Elast/Tin 7. Elast/Tin 8. Elast/Tin If rainfall during…
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