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Leaf Scorch and Fruit Thinning

We’re into late summer and seeing some leaf scorching out there. The two most common types I have had calls on this week have been from the scorching of young trees from heat stress. On older trees we are seeing a fair amount of terminal die back (Neofusicoccum). I went…
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Crop/Price Outlook & Scab

I just returned from the Texas Pecan Growers Conference. The pecan estimate from the meeting is found below: Alabama : 2 million Arizona: 38 million Arkansas: 3 million California: 5 million Florida: 2 million Georgia: 82 million Kansas: 2 million Louisiana: 8 million Miss: 1 million Missouri: 1 million New…
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Effects of Hot Weather on Pecan Trees

Temperatures later this week are predicted to be pretty warm for this time of year. We are coming off a pretty cool spring and are diving right into summer. The trees have not had much chance so far to be conditioned for temps in the upper 90’s. This may lead…
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Insect Issues on Young Trees

Pecan Budmoth Following a cool April, we are seeing budmoth pressure increase. At the UGA Vidalia Onion Research farm, our trees sprayed in early April look great. However, I left one row non-sprayed so I could replicate a budmoth insecticide efficacy trial we were doing in Montgomery County. The Montgomery…
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UGA Beginner’s Pecan Course To Be Held June 15, 2021

Good news! The University of Georgia Pecan Team will be holding its Beginner’s Pecan Course on June 15, 2021 in-person at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. This course is held every other year and covers all you need to know about pecan production including production costs,…
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