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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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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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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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