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Sprayer Coverage in Pecan Orchards

Below is a great article from Dr. Lenny Wells concerning sprayer coverage in our pecan orchards For those of you who may have missed the GPGA Field Day in Byron, GA last week, I wanted to share with you what I consider one of the most clear-cut demonstrations of sprayer…
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Pecan Cultivars

Dr. Lenny Wells, Extension Pecan Specialist, posted an interesting article on pecan varieties;… The topic of cultivars is an endless source of discussion for pecan growers. We are always on the lookout for the perfect cultivar but in reality it probably doesn’t exist. Every orchard situation is different and there are…
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Irrigation Schedule for Pecan Production

Intense heat has arrived in South Georgia this week with daily high temperatures in the upper 90’s . This occurs as nuts are sizing and the water demand for pecan trees begins to increase. Up to June pecan trees benefit from irrigation but only need a fraction of the amount…
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PECAN SCAB FUNGICIDE SENSITIVITY TESTING

UGA Extension is offering a pecan scab fungicide sensitivity testing. The testing will be handled by Dr. Katherine Stevenson with the Plant Pathology Dept.. This tests are free to the producer. A few orchards in Mitchell Co. have already been tested and have shown partial resistance to one or more fungicides applied…
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Casebearers in Pecan: Should We Spray?

Now is the time period when Pecan Nut Casebearer (PNC) has normally been treated in Georgia. In the past few years there has been debate regarding just how much damage PNC does to the pecan crop here in Georgia. In Texas, PNC is a horrific pest.  Here in Georgia, its a different situation.

Here is an article addressing PNC in Georgia from Lenny Wells, Extension Pecan Specialist:

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Fungicide Sensitivity Testing

Here is a post from Dr. Lenny Wells, Extension Pecan Specialist; “With this week’s rain, we will likely begin to see scab showing up on the developing foliage in another week or so. Scab grows best on this rapidly expanding, tender leaf tissue. While we certainly don’t want to see…
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Pecan Production Handouts

Here are some of Dr. Lenny Wells’s handouts posted my Ben Shirley, Brooks Co. Ag agent; Typical Spray Schedule Triazole Resistant Spray Schedule Pecan Irrigation Schedule Normal Year – 10 sprays Wet Year – 16+ sprays
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Reminder!! Pecan Production Meeting Mar 17th!

This is a reminder for the Extension Pecan Production Meeting. The meeting will be March 17th at 12:00 noon in the Ag Center behind the Extension Office. The speakers will be Dr. Lenny Wells and Mr. Jason Brock. Make sure to let the Mitchell County Extension Office know if you…
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