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P, K, Zn Fertilization of Young Trees

Post from Lenny Wells, Extension pecan specialist: 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, soil levels of P and K may be in fairly good shape, while Zn levels…
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Pecan Prices

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Here is an update from Lenny Wells:

As growers begin to harvest pecans, it is useful for them to know what current market prices are so that they can get the best possible price for their crop. The USDA Fed-State Market News Service provides price information for Georgia pecans at the following link:

Prices are updated each Tuesday and Thursday throughout the pecan harvest season.
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Georgia Pecan Growers Association Field Day—Sept. 4, 2014

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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Time to Turn on the Water!

Here is a post from Lenny Wells, Extension Pecan Specialist: “Some early pecan varieties have reached shell hardening and others are rapidly approaching. This means that the water use requirements of pecan are about at peak demand and will remain so through kernel filling. Therefore growers should have their irrigation…
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Here is a good post form Lenny Wells, Extension Pecan Specialist; “I’ve seen a number of young orchards recently with trees suffering from die-back. While much of this has been related to cold damage, some trees are feeling the effects of a subtle problem that often goes unnoticed until it becomes…
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