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Fungicide Program Example for Managing Pecan Scab

The following 8-spray fungicide schedule is provided as an example of one option to use for pecan scab management in light of the emerging scab insensitivity issues surrounding some of our fungicides. Since Tin is such an integral part of our fungicide arsenal for pecans and we do see some orchards with insensitivity to…
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Pecans and Chilling

Many fruit trees require a certain number of hours below 45 degrees in order to break down growth inhibitors in their buds, allowing them to begin growth in the spring. The number of chilling hours required to break dormancy varies considerably between and within species. Peaches may require as little…
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UGA Pecan School

The UGA Pecan School will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center from 8:00 am-noon. This activity was formerly known as Pecan “Scout” School and is held every other year. The goal of this gathering is to cover the basics of pecan production. Topics…
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Renovating Older Pecan Orchards

One question that I encounter quite often is “Can an old abandoned pecan orchard be brought back into production?”. The answer to this question is “absolutely”—and it may not take as long as you think. It will ; however, require a little work and money. The first thing I always…
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Managing Ambrosia Beetles

UGA Extension Entomologist Will Hudson  offers the following advice for managing ambrosia beetles: Most Georgia pecan growers with newly planted trees suffered at least some damage from ambrosia beetles last year.  I don’t know if this year will be as bad, since we hadn’t seen that level of beetle activity…
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2015 UGA Extension Pecan County Production Meetings

The schedule for our county production meetings can be seen below. All meetings are lunch meetings unless shown otherwise. Contact the county extension office in your respective county for exact location: Feb. 3         Peach County Feb. 5         Tattnall/Evans County Feb. 9         Colquitt County Feb. 10       Wilcox/Pulaski County Feb. 11        Appling County…
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