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Quality Loss Adjustment Program Documentation

Pecans are eligible for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture‚Äôs (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced signup for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program began Wednesday, January. 6, 2021. This program provides assistance to producers who suffered eligible crop quality losses due to natural disasters occurring…
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Slides from Pecan Production Meetings

The slides from our virtual pecan production meetings are available now on our UGA Pecan Team Website. Presentations are available from 2018-2021. Click the link below and then look under 2021 to access recent presentations: https://pecans.uga.edu/resources/presentations/county-meetings.html
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Insect Update: Ambrosia Beetles

UPDATE 2/17/2021: The first hits on log traps deployed at Cook County was recorded last week. With temperatures predicted to be above 60F in the coming week or so, keep an on your vulnerable trees for ambrosia beetle attacks in the coming weeks. Please fill up this survey on ambrosia…
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Virtual County Pecan Meeting Registration

Our first virtual pecan production meeting will be held this Thursday (Jan 21) at 6:00 pm. Additional dates and times are February 9th at 9am and March 9th at 6pm. You will hear presentations from myself (Horticulture), Dr. Angelita Acebes (Entomology), Jason Brock (Plant Pathology) and Andrew Sawyer (SE Area…
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Profitability of ‘Lakota’ pecan

The top concern on growers’ minds right now is reducing the cost of production. Here in the Southeast, over 12% of the variable cost of production comes from the cost of fungicide to control pecan scab. Its the highest single annual expense outside labor costs. Fuel follows closely behind. If…
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