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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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Ambrosia Beetle Update

We’ve had a lot of damage from ambrosia beetles this year. If you have had problems with this pest before OR if you have newly planted trees, it is likely a good idea to continue spraying the trunks of young (1-3 yr old) trees with a pyrethroid like Bifenthrin. Due to…
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Pecan Disease Spray Guide

Scab disease development requires the host and pathogen to be present and the conditions to be suitable for the pathogen to grow. The conditions required for scab development is a temperature range of 59-95 degrees F (optimal temp is 59-77) in the presence of moisture for at least 12 hrs….
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Snails on Pecan Trees

I started getting more calls and questions regarding snails on pecan trees. We had this issue last year as well. Rather than “reinventing the wheel”, below is an article written in 2020 by Angel Acebes-Doria (UGA) in consultation with Dr. Lenny Wells (UGA), Dr. Will Hudson (UGA), Dr. Ted Cottrell (USDA), and Dr. Capinera (UF) that gives some good information…
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2021 UGA Pecan Meetings

Our first virtual pecan production meeting will be held this Thursday (Jan 21) at 6:00 pm. Additional dates and times are February 9th at 9am and March 9th at 6pm. You will hear presentations from Dr. Lenny Wells (Horticulture), Dr. Angelita Acebes (Entomology), Jason Brock (Plant Pathology) and Andrew Sawyer…
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Pecan Variety Selection and Planting

One of the most important decisions a pecan grower has to make is which variety to plant. Once the tree is in the ground, it is too late to change varieties. Another decision often overlooked is how to plant the tree properly. Once the tree is planted, you will not…
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