UGA Pecan Extension

Sprayer Coverage

For those of you who may have missed the GPGA Field Day in Byron, GA last week, I wanted to share with you what I consider one of the most clear-cut demonstrations of sprayer coverage I have ever seen. Many growers use a two-sided air blast sprayer to spray pecan…
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A Late-Summer Look at Pecan Cultivars

The topic of cultivars is an endless source of discussion for pecan growers. We are always on the lookout for the perfect cultivar but in reality it probably doesn’t exist. Every orchard situation is different and there are problems with any cultivar you can name if you look hard enough. With…
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Upcoming Pecan Field Days

Its late summer, the pecan crop’s development is rapidly coming to a close, and the time has arrived for field days, which provide an opportunity for pecan growers to gather in the orchard to discuss this year’s crop along with the latest on-going research and issues related to pecans. The Southeast Georgia Pecan Field day…
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Late Summer Nut Drop

Pecans are susceptible to four distinct periods of physiological nut drop throughout the growing season, in which the tree will abort or shed nuts. The first drop occurs immediately after pollination and often goes un-noticed. The second drop, occurring in June, is the most commonly recognized drop. Certain varieties such…
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Scorching Leaves on Young Pecan Trees

For the last few years, I have had many calls related to the leaves of young pecan trees scorching and often dropping from the tree in mid-summer. We’ve investigated this from a number of angles and while a host of factors can contribute to the problem (nutritional imbalance, cold damage,…
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Time for Fruit Thinning

Hedging pecan trees has quelled some of the interest in fruit thinning lately. But, there’s much more interest in hedging in Georgia than there are hedging machines to do the job at this point. As a result, most Georgia pecan growers should still consider fruit thinning as the most viable…
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