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  • New Pecan Book

    I’ve always loved books and have wanted to write one myself for a long time. They say, “write what you know”, so about six or seven years ago I started writing about pecans. The fascinating history of the pecan and its development into the commercial crop we know today is a story of which few people are…

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  • The cold weather we’ve been fearing for a couple of weeks since it became apparent that some pecan trees would break bud really early will arrive this week. Forecasted temperatures for Wednesday night (March 15)/Thursday morning (March 16) are from 27-30 degrees as you move south from the Ft. Valley area toward Valdosta. Areas north of…

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  • Warm Winter and Pecans

     Nursery tree leafing out 2/21/2017 Young pecan tree in orchard leafing out 2/21/2017 We haven’t had much of a winter this year. We’ve only had 4 days where temperatures dipped below freezing in Tifton and the average temperature since November has been 57 degrees as opposed to 55 degrees last winter. We’ve also accumulated only…

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  • 2017 Pecan Beginners Course

    The Pecan Beginners Course will be held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton. GA on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. There is a registration fee of $10 . Registration at the door will be $15 until we reach capacity of 300 people. Please pre-register so that we will have a head count for the meal.…

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  • 2017 Commercial Pecan Spray Guide

     Spraying pecans prior to WWII Click here for the 2017 Georgia Commercial Pecan Spray Guide  

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  • A Pecan Tree Insurance Program has been officially approved and implemented by the USDA Risk Management Agency and will be available to growers starting with the 2018 crop year, which begins on July 1, 2017. Growers have been able to insure their pecan crop for several years and now they can also insure their trees…

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  • Many growers may not realize that By March 31, the EPA has been court-ordered to make a final decision on whether to revoke all food use tolerances for chlorpyrifos, commonly sold as Lorsban. The comment period has ended so all we can do is wait and see. Pyrethroids now appear to be next on the chopping block.…

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