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Fall webworms

On my commute into the office this morning, I couldn’t help but notice how the fog and sunshine made the webby nests in all the trees glisten.  Those webs, which cause homeowners much grief, are caused by the fall webworm.  These builders of web houses are often confused with bagworms…
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Warm Winter and Pecans

By Dr. Lenny Wells – UGA Pecan Specialist We haven’t had much of a winter this year. We’ve only had 4 days where temperatures dipped below freezing in Tifton and the average temperature since November has been 57 degrees as opposed to 55 degrees last winter. We’ve also accumulated only…
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Why is the pecan nut size so small this year?

Dr. Lenny Wells, Associate Professor and Extension Horticulture Specialist for pecans, discusses his theories on why the pecan nut size is smaller this year as compared to last. “Pecan harvest is well underway and the most consistent observation regarding the 2014 pecan crop is small nut size. The effect of various…
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