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Fire Ants in Pecan Orchards

The recent wet, unseasonably warm weather has lots of insects on the move. Most of them don’t matter much to pecan growers, but fire ants can be a different story. That’s especially true if the ants build their mounds inside the guards used to protect young trees from herbicide applications….
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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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