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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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Chemical and Fertilization Injection into Pivot Irrigation Systems

This article was provided by Dr. Wes Porter, UGA/AU Extension Irrigation Specialist Traditionally we typically like to apply fertilizers and chemicals using either ground based (both fertilizers and chemicals) or aerial (typically just chemicals) application methods.  However, we often times are under a time and suitable field working day constraint…
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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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Current Field Corn Weed Control Issues

Here is a post from UGA Weed Scientist Eric Prostko The rainy weather this week has delayed many postemergence herbicide applications in field corn.   Consequently, growers will be forced to make some tough decisions when the weather clears.  Here are a few things to consider: 1) Refer to the…
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NO Counter on Cotton 2015

We just received word from the GA dept. of Ag. that Counter will not receive a Sec. 18 for 2015. Here is a report from Dr. Bob Kemerait, Extension Plant Pathologist; “I received official word from the Georgia Department of Ag that the EPA has denied our request to use…
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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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Halex GT Corn Herbicide Mixing Guidelines

As we begin to consider and apply postemergence weed control in RR field corn, I wanted to share a mixing guideline for the corn herbicide Halex GT.  Halex GT is a three way premix of glyphosate + mesotrione + s-metolachlor.  This informational sheet from Syngenta provides details and mixing order…
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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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