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Pecan Fungicide Spray Guide

The following 8-spray fungicide schedule is from Dr. Lenny Wells. This is provided as an example of one option to use for pecan scab management in light of the emerging scab insensitivity issues surrounding some of our fungicides. Since Tin is such an integral part of our fungicide arsenal for…
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2014 Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day A Success!

This post is a little late, but we had another great Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day this year with over 200 people attending. The field day was held at the Parker Brothers orchard in Baxley, GA. Below is the agenda from the field day and pictures: Welcome and intro………………………Shane Curry, Appling…
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Crop Update

Lesser Cornstalk Boer In Peanuts Lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) is a serious pest of peanut in Georgia, and we are seeing quite a bit of LCB activity. This pest thrives in hot, dry conditions and light sandy soils. Fields need to be scouted to determine if LCB is present. According…
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2014 Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day August 27, 2014

2014 Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day August 27, 2014 9:00 a.m. Speakers: Mike Adams, President of the American Pecan Board, Caldwell, TX Dr. Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Specialist, Tifton, GA Dr. Tim Brennemen, UGA Plant Pathologist, Tifton, GA Dr. Jim Dutcher, UGA Entomologist, Tifton, GA Shane Curry, Appling County Extension…
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Bracing Pecan Grafts and using surfactants

These are three year old bark grafts on some of our trees. At this stage special care still has to be taken to brace the graft so it doesn’t break off during strong winds. Use wood and ties that don’t cut into the wood to brace it properly. The last…
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Shoot Die-Back

When the temperatures heat up in late May and early June, the calls begin to come in from growers who are noticing the new shoots of their young trees, which had looked so healthy, are beginning to die-back.  According to UGA Pecan Specialist Dr. Lenny wells, this is a problem…
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Pecan Update

On April 22 we had a pecan grafting clinic in Appling County I went and checked the grafts today (May 15) and some are starting to bud out. In some orchards on susceptible varieties leaf scab is already getting bad. Growers need to be on a timely fungicide program. A suggested…
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Where’s The Pecans?

I recently posted an article about why pecans need more marketing. I found a perfect example of why marketing is important today. Below is a picture I took earlier when I went to a local grocery store and made my way to the snack section. There’s 20 different packages of almonds and…
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The Importance of Marketing in Pecans

There’s an upcoming vote on increasing the Pecan Commodity Commission assessment from 1/2 cent a pound to 1 cent per pound. The Agricultural Commodity Commission for Pecans is a farmer funded self-help program providing funding in the areas of research, education, and promotion on behalf of Georgia Pecans. There is…
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Calibrating Airblast Sprayers

  Calibrating airblast sprayers is something that’s often not done, or done improperly. Why is this important? Most pecan growers assume the sprayer is calibrated at 100 gallons per acre (GPA). Consider if it’s actually 81.4 GPA (as in the below example). The sprayer is filled to 1,000 gallons and enough…
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