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Harvest About to Begin

Pawnee nuts have been opening for a couple of weeks now, which means harvest is fast approaching. I have heard of one grower shaking already but I expect we will see the Pawnee harvest begin in earnest next week. If you are planning to shake Pawnee next week, it is…
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Water Stage Fruit Split

If you haven’t seen it already this year, you will likely be seeing water stage fruit split occurring over the next couple of weeks. This is a common problem that happens annually on certain varieties and is just part of growing those cultivars. I have copied the blog post from…
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Heat Damages Feeder Roots/Scorches Leaves

The problem of the week last week was scorched leaves. I had calls from all over the state on this on multiple varieties but most commonly on young (5 yr and younger) Pawnees. Many things can cause leaf scorch, including a hot chemical mix, anthracnose, mites, fertilizer burn, etc. But…
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SNAILS IN PECAN ORCHARDS

In recent days, we have heard several reports of snails associated with young irrigated pecan trees. They have been seen congregating on tree trunks and on the foliage. Some have reported seeing snails in and around irrigation emitters. Normally, snails are not considered pests in pecan orchards, but rain can…
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Comments on Nut Development & the 2020 Market

The Georgia pecan crop continues to appear early in its development. The hot nights we are currently experiencing will keep that at a good pace. Nuts are sizing very well at the moment. With the good crop load I see in most orchards, there may be some growers thinking about…
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Establishment of the American Pecan Promotion Board

In order to address the market situation created by the importation of foreign pecans into the U.S. market, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) received a proposal from the National Pecan Federation (NPF) requesting the establishment of a research and promotion program to strengthen the position of pecans in the…
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