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Scouting Aphids Early

Over the past two weeks, I’ve seen yellow aphids, black pecan aphids and black pecan aphid damage in orchards in Southeast Georgia. I’ve also talked with many county agents who are seeing the same thing. What do we need to know? And what should we do? Black Pecan Aphids First,…
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Pecan Production Management Calendar

The UGA pecan research and Extension team have worked together to develop this pecan production management calendar. This circular is a calendar-based management reference for pecan production in the Southeastern U.S. It provides an easy-to-use graphical guide for management decisions regarding crop phenology, irrigation and fertilization requirements, disease, and insect…
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Notes on Nut Scab Management

Our extension plant pathologist Jason Brock offers the following recommendations based on Dr. Tim Brenneman’s research regarding nut scab: June through July is a critical time for pecan scab management, as nuts are most susceptible during sizing. Nut scab development early in the summer will be much more devastating than…
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Young Tree Die-Back

Getting a lot of calls over the last week about leaf scorching and some die-back on young trees. This is something we see every year beginning in late May/early June and is related to the inability of the relatively small root system on young trees trying to support such vigorous…
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SURVEY: PECAN HEDGE-PRUNING

The University of Georgia and USDA-Byron research scientists are collaborating in a project entitled, “Pecan Hedge-pruning: A Sustainable Management Option for the Southeastern US”. The project will assess the effects of pecan hedge-pruning on critical horticultural parameters (nut yield, quality, water-use efficiency, and nutrition), disease (incidence and severity of scab,…
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