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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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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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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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Time for Full Capacity on Irrigation

Its time to crank up the irrigation in pecans orchards as shell hardening is completed and kernel filling begins. All irrigation systems should be at full capacity from now through mid September in orchards bearing a commercial crop. This means 3600-4000 gal/acre/day for drip and micro-sprinkler systems and 1.5″-2″ per…
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