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Twig Girdler Damage on Young Trees

Growers with young trees may come across this situation in small blocks or trees near woods. We came across some twig girdlers in Washington County last month that appears more like a tall deer bit off every single branch. The broken branches were laying on the ground at the base…
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Green Shucks, Sticktights, and Poor Kernel Development

This year’s harvest season is progressing and growers are seeing a problem with many early varieties exhibiting problems with green shuck stick-tights. As growers shake trees many green nuts are falling out still in unopened green shucks. This has been especially noticeable in Pawnee and Oconee, although we have observed…
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2019 Pecan Harvest Season Prices

As you go to sell your pecans this harvest season, be sure you know the prices at which nuts are selling. Current USDA pecan prices can be found at the link below and  are updated each Tuesday through the harvest season: https://search.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/tv_fv140.txt In addition to the above, as of last…
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Leaf Drop/Scorch and Water

We have reached the time of year when we begin to see a lot of odd things happening to the foliage of pecan trees. The long season is coming to a close and the trees are beginning to shift gears a little as some nutrients have moved from the leaves…
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New Fungicide Labeled For Pecans

It’s too late to help us for this year, but there is a new fungicide labeled for pecans that provides a totally new chemistry for us to use in our arsenal of weapons to fight pecan scab and its performance on nut scab in UGA Plant Pathologist Dr. Tim Brenneman’s…
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Scout for Aphids & Mites in Southeast GA

Both mite and aphid populations have essentially been stable the past month or month and a half. Throughout this time, I only find a few adult black pecan aphids and no mites. Most of these orchards were sprayed with insecticide targeting aphids also. Finally, last week we saw one spot…
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