Grady County

Pecan Phylloxera

With the number of questions I have received over the last couple weeks about phylloxera damage in pecan trees this article by UGA Horticulturalist Lenny Wells does a great job explaining how the insect causes damage. Many of you may have noticed pecan trees with wart-like galls on the leaves. This…
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Irrigating Young Pecan Trees

With all the new pecan trees in Grady County this is good information from UGA Pecan Specialist, Lenny Wells. 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…
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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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Pecan 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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Pecan Fungicide Surfactants

 With the amount of scab that I have already seen this year and the difficulty some are having controlling it I thought it would be appropriate to pass on this article written by Lenny Wells on the UGA Pecan Blog. Nut Scab lesion developing on small nut I visited with…
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Weekly Crop Update

Cotton: Most of the cotton is now planted and the majority of it is up and looks good. Thrips are not bothering it too bad right now and most weeds are still under control. We don’t have a perfect stand everywhere but we can definitely live with what we do…
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Fungicide Program For Scab

  We’re fortunate to have a wide variety of fungicide options for pecan scab management. But getting the best use out of them and doing so in a manner that prevents resistance development can be confusing for some folks. We commonly get requests for a single fungicide program that growers could…
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