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Pecans

  • Growers get antsy this time of year and are itching to spray. However, unless you are in a very scabby location with highly susceptible cultivars, there is no reason to begin spraying at this point. We are likely at least 10 days to 2 weeks away from needing to begin fungicide sprays in most areas.…

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  • Below are a few words from Lenny Wells about the weather this weekend. After a couple of weeks of 80 degree temperatures we are facing low temperatures in the mid 20s this weekend. Forecasts call for temps anywhere from 25 degrees to 28 degrees from middle Georgia down to Valdosta. Temps further north in the…

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  • The 2022 Colquitt County Pecan Production meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. The meeting will start at noon and be held at the Colquitt County Extension office. Dr. Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Specialist, Andrew Sawyer, SE Georgia Pecan Agent and Jason Brock, UGA Plant Pathology, will be the key note speakers. If…

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  • In this edition of the Pecan Update A Short Crop Gets Shorter Pruning Trees in 2nd and 3rd Leaf Unusual Traits of Cultivars

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  • Nov 11, 2021 | Written by Lenny Wells The never-ending array of challenges each pecan crop presents continues with the 2021 pecan crop. From the beginning this year’s crop has appeared late and short. The intermittently cold spring pushed budbreak back and greatly slowed the progression of foliage expansion, and thus flowering and crop development by at least…

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  • Aug 19, 2021 | Written by Lenny Wells Now that Pawnees have shell hardened and we approach shell hardening on most other varieties in the next week, it is time to start thinking seriously about managing stink bugs and weevils. Prior to shell hardening these pests simply knock nuts off the trees as they feed or lay eggs.…

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  • Pecan Update 7/23/21

    Scab A few words from Lenny Wells on the scab situation. As you all know, this has been an almost apocalyptic year for scab. Most areas in the state have seen almost daily rainfall for the last month or more. This comes at the worst possible time for pecan scab—the nut sizing period. The worst…

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  • Below is a blog post from Dr. Lenny Wells about the rain fastness of pecan fungicides. It is from the UGA Pecan Blog . Jul 12, 2021 | Written by Lenny Wells Much of the following is a post from 2017 but timely for our situation at the moment: Pecan scab is enjoying ideal weather in much of…

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  • Topics this week include Tropical spiderwort, thrips, residual herbicides, pecan casebearer, and hay. Rain over the last week has presented numerous challenges for cotton and peanut producers. Currently In Colquitt County, it is estimated that 40-50 percent of cotton crop and 50-60% of the peanut crop is planted. Corn crop ranges from V3 to V10.…

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  • Weekly Update 4/30/21

    In this issue: Dicamba Label Update, Pecan Casebearers?, How many pounds of peanut seed do I need?, Hey Bob, I have a question about how to apply liquid nematicides and fungicides in-furrow…, Tips on Managing Seedling Disease In Cotton and How late can I plant my corn? Dicamba Label Update… On April 26, 2021 the…

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