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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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  • 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 back and looked at the…

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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 Mex: 96 million Oklahoma: 13…

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  • Much of the following is a post from 2017 but timely for our situation at the moment: Pecan scab is enjoying ideal weather in much of Georgia at this time. This has kept most growers busy trying to keep the trees sprayed between rain showers. A common question we get during such conditions is “how long does…

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  • The article found at the link below describes the hard time Western pecan growers are having getting enough good-quality irrigation water this year. This emphasizes the importance of managing the water we have here in the Southeast wisely. You should be at 45-50% of your irrigation system’s full capacity in July for nut sizing. If…

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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 to a few issues you…

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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 trial was sprayed April 8th…

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