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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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Fungicide Program Example for Managing Pecan Scab

Below are some thoughts from Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Specialist, on fungicide programs in pecan. The following 8-spray fungicide schedule is provided as an example of one option to use for pecan scab management in light of the emerging scab insensitivity issues surrounding some of our fungicides. Since Tin is such an integral part…
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P, K, Zn Fertilization of Young Pecan Trees

Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Horticulturalist, discusses some great points about fertilization of young pecan trees.  Below are his thoughts on this subject. Most soils on which new pecan orchards are established here in Georgia are old row crop fields or cleared pine land. In the case of row crop fields,…
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2015 UGA Pecan School

The UGA Pecan School will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center from 8:00 am-noon. This activity was formerly known as Pecan “Scout” School and is held every other year. The goal of this gathering is to cover the basics of pecan production. Topics…
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Renovating Older Pecan Orchards

County agents get questions about renovating old pecan orchards on a regular basis.  Dr. Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Specialist, discusses some very good points to consider in his blog post below. https://site.extension.uga.edu/pecan/2015/01/renovating-older-pecan-orchards/
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