Brooks County Ag Connection

What to Look for in your Leaf Samples

Pecan Growers, Here is an article from Lenny Wells recapping leaf tissue sampling in our orchards, The time for pecan leaf tissue sampling has arrived. The recommended  period for this is from July 7-August 7. The reason for this window of time is that the nutrients are at their most stable point…
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PECAN SCAB FUNGICIDE SENSITIVITY TESTING

UGA Extension is offering a pecan scab fungicide sensitivity testing. The testing will be handled by Dr. Katherine Stevenson with the Plant Pathology Dept.. This tests are free to the producer. A few orchards in Brooks Co. have already been tested and have shown partial resistance to one or more fungicides applied to…
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Casebearers: To Spray or Not to Spray?

Now is the time period when Pecan Nut Casebearer (PNC) has normally been treated in Georgia. In the past few years there has been debate regarding just how much damage PNC does to the pecan crop here in Georgia. In Texas, PNC is a horrific pest.  Here in Georgia, its a different situation. Here is…
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Pecan Pollination

Here is an article regarding pecan pollination from our Pecan Specialist Dr. Lenny Wells, Based on the calls I’ve received, the occurrence of last week’s prolonged rainfall during the pecan flower bloom has many growers concerned that the weather had a negative effect on pecan pollination. While, cool, rainy conditions…
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Pecan Grafting Clinic

A pecan grafting clinic will be held at the UGA Ponder Research Farm pecan orchard on Tuesday April 21, 2015. Grafting techniques discussed will be 4-flap or banana grafting and bark grafting. The grafting clinic will begin at 10:00 a.m. See below for directions: UGA Ponder Farm Directions 28 Ty…
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Pecan Production Meeting Handouts

Here are the handouts from our past Pecan Production Meeting. Typical Spray Schedule Triazole Resistant Spray Schedule Pecan Irrigation Schedule Normal Year – 10 sprays Wet Year – 16+ sprays
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Pecan Production Meeting – March 18th @ Noon

Brooks County will be hosting a pecan production meeting next week at noon on Wednesday March 18th. Dr. Lenny Wells, Jason Brock, and Dr. Will Hudson will be our speakers giving us an update on pecan production management for 2015. Please join us for this meeting, and be sure to…
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Proper Fertilization of Young Pecan Trees

Post from Lenny Wells, Extension Pecan Specialist: Most soils on which new pecan orchards are established here in Georgia are old row crop fields or cleared pine land. In the case of row crop fields, soil levels of P and K may be in fairly good shape, while Zn levels…
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Pecans and Chilling

Here is a great article by Dr. Lenny Wells, Many fruit trees require a certain number of hours below 45 degrees in order to break down growth inhibitors in their buds, allowing them to begin growth in the spring. The number of chilling hours required to break dormancy varies considerably…
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Why is Nut Size So Small This Year?

Here is a great article from Lenny Wells UGA Extension Pecan Specialist regarding nut size for this years pecan crop. Pecan harvest is well underway and the most consistent observation regarding the 2014 pecan crop is small nut size. The effect of various factors on pecan nut size has been well…
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