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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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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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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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INSECT UPDATE: Pecan Nut Casebearer

It’s that time again to be mindful about pecan nut casebearer (PNC) activity especially after the infestations reported by some growers last year. We normally do not recommend spraying for nut casebearers particularly during high crop load years as they help in thinning out the crop, and only spraying for…
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Insect Update: Bud Moth

We are in the first stages of pecan budmoth infestation. Last year was a very bad year for budmoth. We are seeing initial signs of infestation on young trees (generally 1—3 years old) as of the first week of April. Identifying budmoth at this time of the year is not…
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INSECT UPDATE: Ambrosia Beetles

This is just a timely reminder to be watchful for ambrosia beetles especially if you have young trees. If you have older trees (>5 yrs old) that were subjected to any stress-inducing factors such as flooding, diseases, root damage, spading, etc., monitor for potential ambrosia beetle attacks on them as…
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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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