UGA Pecan Extension

Thoughts On the Arrival of Shell Hardening

We have about reached shell hardening on most of our pecans in Georgia at this point. There are a number of things that come along with shell hardening in the process of growing pecans: Expect to see water stage fruit split soon In the coming weeks you will likely see…
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INSECT UPDATE: PECAN WEEVIL

It is that time of the year again when we expect pecan weevils to be present in the orchards. Peak emergence is expected to be between August 10 and September 20 in Georgia. Therefore, the last week of July would be the ideal time to start monitoring for these weevils…
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Leaf Scorch on Young Trees

I’ve had a lot of calls over the last few weeks regarding leaf scorching on young trees. This is a topic I have written and talked about quite a bit over the last few years. See the following links for details from previous posts:¬†https://site.extension.uga.edu/pecan/2016/06/leaf-drop-pecan-roots-and-soil-temperature/ While there are a number of…
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Pro Gibb Applications for Black Aphid

Black aphid nymphs and feeding damage For those battling black aphids and considering using Pro Gibb to prevent the damage caused by this insect, applications should begin in mid July and continue for a total of 3-4 sprays. Pro Gibb prevents the development of chlorotic areas caused by black aphid…
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