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Pecan Budbreak Update

As we go through bud break in Colquitt County, lets discuss a few topics such as budmoth, Ambrosia beetle and Phylloxera. Pecan Budmoth – Accroding to Andrew Sawyer, UGA Area Pecan Agent, budmoth adults overwinter under bark scales then start laying eggs in the spring. Eggs hatch in about 6…
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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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