Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

2016 Pecan Meeting

Colquitt County Extension partners with Colquitt’s Young Farmers Association to host 2016 Pecan Update Date: Tomorrow night, Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Colquitt County Extension Office Guest Speaker: Dr. Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Specialist Please RSVP: Call (229)616-7455
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Colquitt County Extension Upcoming Meetings/Events for 2016

Colquitt County Extension Upcoming Meetings/Events for 2016 Extension/Other Meetings Date Location 2016 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference Thurs.-Sun., Jan. 7-10, 2016  Savannah, Ga Area Melon Production Meeting Fri., Jan 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm Tift County Extension Office Georgia Peanut Farm Show & Conference Thru., Jan 21, 2016 UGA…
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Late Summer Nut Drop

Below are a few comments from Dr. Lenny Wells on the current pecan situation. Pecans are susceptible to four distinct periods of physiological nut drop throughout the growing season, in which the tree will abort or shed nuts. The first drop occurs immediately after pollination and often goes un-noticed. The…
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Pecan Phylloxera (and UGA pecan hotline information)

Many of you may have noticed pecan trees with wart-like galls on the leaves. This is the result of feeding by an aphid-like insect called phylloxera, which causes rapid and abnormal growth of young leaf tissue to surround and enclose the female (called a stem mother). Based on the calls I’ve…
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Irrigating Young Pecan Trees

Young pecan trees require two key ingredients for establishment; 1) water and 2) elimination of weed competition. There is no published data on required irrigation amounts for young pecan trees that I have been able to find. So, we began a study in 2014 to determine this for trees grown under…
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‘Desirable’ Bark Flaking Off

Below are a few words from Dr. Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Specialist, about bark flaking off. I get calls every year about ‘Desirable’ pecan trees on which the bark is peeling off or sloughing off in large chunks. While it occurs on other cultivars, this is a common occurrence and…
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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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