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Hedging and Shredding in Pecan Orchards

We have been busy over the last week hedge pruning our orchards and research plots at the UGA Ponder Farm near Tifton. Hedge pruning generates a lot of limbs that must be disposed of. This practice is often time consuming and the limbs are piled and burned. There may be…
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2023 UGA Extension Pecan County Meetings

January 25 Appling County February 1 Grady County February 2 Coffee County February 7 Toombs, Treutlen, Montgomery Counties Frebruary 9 Peach County February 13 Tattnall County February 14 Laurens County February 16 Colquitt County February 21 Crisp County February 23 Thomas County March 1 Cook County March 2 Sumter County…
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How Late are Stuarts?

I’ve had a lot of calls over the last 3 weeks about Stuarts lagging behind and not opening. However, I don’t think they are actually behind as much as it seems they are. Stuart always has an interrupted and prolonged shuck split in which it opens a few and then…
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Hurricane Ian

I have waited until this point to comment on Ian since its path has remained uncertain. It could still change, but it looks as though we have the best case scenario for south Georgia if it stays on the current predicted path, considereing the way it looked a few days…
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Pecan Crop Needing Some Sunshine

With the exception of some scab pressure throughout July, we’ve had pretty good growing conditions all season to this point and the appearance of the crop shows it. Growers have done a fine job of protecting the nuts from scab throughout the rainy periods. Industry forecasts currently have Georgia estimated…
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