Ben Hill County Ag

Righting vs. Removal of Pecan Trees Following Storm Damage

Righting vs. Removal Following Storm Damage By: Andrew Sawyer Wilcox County ANR Agent One of the most difficult assessments following damage from wind is whether or not to keep leaning trees. There are a few different rules that Dr. Wells mentions in the Southeastern Pecan Handbook. In Wilcox, we have…
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Meeting Schedule set for 2019 Extension Ag Meetings.

Extension Weed Meeting                            Tue Jan. 8, 2019 8:00 am              Morehead Store Irwinville, GA Extension Peanut Production Meeting   Tue. Jan. 29, 2019 8:00 am          Morehead Store Irwinville, GA Extension Cotton Production Meeting   Tue. Feb. 5, 2019 8:00 am            Morehead Country Store Irwinville,  Extension Disease Meeting                         Thu….
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Pro Gibb Application for Black Aphid Management in Pecans

Pro Gibb Applications for Black Aphid Jul 9, 2018 | Written by Lenny Wells Black aphid nymphs and feeding damage For those battling black aphids and considering using Pro Gibb to prevent the damage caused by this insect, applications should begin in mid July and continue for a total of 3-4 sprays. Pro…
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Phylloxera and Casebearer Update

Phylloxera and Casebearer Update May 17, 2018 | Written by Lenny Wells   Phylloxera damage has become very noticeable this week. If you see galls on the leaves like the image below, that is phylloxera damage. Stem phylloxera (a separate species) shows up as galls in the stems or nuts and is much…
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UGA Pecan Update : Fungicide Schedule and Pecan Tariffs

Fungicide Schedule and Pecan Tariffs Apr 4, 2018 | Written by Lenny Wells I have had many requests to provide a pecan fungicide schedule example for 2018. Not much has changed from previous years with the exception of the use of phosphite alone in one of the early sprays. I list it here…
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Pecan Herbicide Strip Applications

Herbicide Strip Applications Mar 20, 2018 | Written by Lenny Wells Its time to burn down those herbicide strips in pecan orchards in preparation for the growing season. There are many combinations of herbicide applications you could use. Here are a few for trees of different ages: Trees 1-2 Yrs: At budbreak: Glufosinate +…
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2018 Pecan Spray Guide

2018 Pecan Spray Guide. To access click on the link below. http://www.caes.uga.edu/content/dam/caes-website/extension-outreach/commodities/pecans/docs/2018-Pecan-Spray-Guide.PDF
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Ambrosia Beetle Emergence 2018

Written by: Lenny Wells Asian Ambrosia Beetle Attack on Young Tree Trunk We have had our first report of ambrosia beetle emergence in a Brooks County orchard in the begging of February. Young, stressed trees, particularly those planted in poorly drained soil, newly-cleared sites, and those planted within the last…
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