Burke – Jenkins Ag News

Area Pecan Production Meeting

Jenkins County will host this year’s area pecan meeting in Millen, GA on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:00 noon. The meeting location will be the Jenkins County Ag Center (434 Barney Avenue; Millen, GA 30442).        
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Meeting Reminders

Multi-County Pecan Meeting Monday February 22nd, at 12:00 in the Boys and Girls Club Cafeteria in Metter. Boys & Girls Club 421 W Vertia St Metter, GA Peanut Meeting: Wednesday March 2nd, Speakers will be Dr. Bob Kemerait and Dr. Scott Monfort Burke 12:00 noon Jenkins 6:30 pm
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Pecan Water Split

Pecan water split is a much more common problem with our newer pecan varieties.  Water split is very common in the “Sumner Variety.” If Sumners or Cape Fears  go through a 2-3 week dry spell and all of a sudden get an 1.5″ rain, you will see the ground covered…
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Georgia Pecan Growers Field Day

The Georgia Pecan Growers Association’s  Annual Fall Field Day will be held Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the UGA Tifton Campus Ponder Research Farm. Registration will begin at 8:30 and the program starts at 9:30. Topics covered include pecan insect management, pecan scab management, cultural practices, and cultivars. Admission is…
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Black Aphids in Pecans

Aphid pressure has increased substantially the past two weeks in commercial pecan production. While yellow aphids decrease photosynthesis of the leaf and create a mess with “honey dew” production, black aphids will defoliate an orchard in a matter of days. The management of black aphids begins early in the season…
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