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  • Following pollination, as we advance into the growing season, those tiny nutlets on terminal branches of pecan trees are potentially exposed to feeding by pecan nut casebearer (PNC) caterpillars. The adult moths of this species emerge out of their overwintering stage in the spring and are often active in pecan orchards from mid-April onwards. No…

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  • As we get into the budbreak in pecan trees, one insect we should keep in mind is phylloxera. These are small, aphid-like insects that are responsible for causing galls on the leaves and stems of pecan trees during the early part of the growing season. Usually, three species of phylloxera can attack pecan trees: pecan…

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  • The UGA Pecan School (also known as the Pecan Beginners Course) will be held in conjunction with the Georgia Pecan Growers Conference coming up on March 20, 2024 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Georgia. The class will cover all aspects of pecan production including economic considerations, pecan varieties, planting, insect, weed, and disease…

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  • 2024 UGA Pecan Spray Guide

    The 2024 UGA Pecan Spray Guide is now available at the link below: https://secure.caes.uga.edu/extension/publications/files/pdf/B%20841_13.PDF

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  • Don’t Forget to Return Pecan Surveys

    The United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service wants to remind growers to mail back their completed pecan survey or complete the survey online by Thursday, February 15th. After this date interviewers will start to follow up by phone with growers to get their pecan surveys completed. If growers would like an in…

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  • Water Split and Crop Progress

    As predicted we are seeing a banner year for water stage fruit split. We are currently seeing nut drop from water split even on varieties on which we don’t normally see it (such as Desirable). It has been abnormally wet this growing season and especially through the late water stage and early shell hardening phase…

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  • Managing Stink Bugs and Weevil

    Now that Pawnees have shell hardened and we approach shell hardening on most other varieties in the next week, it is time to start thinking seriously about managing stink bugs and weevils. Prior to shell hardening these pests simply knock nuts off the trees as they feed or lay eggs. Going forward after shell hardening,…

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