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‘Desirable’ Bark Flaking Off

I get calls every year about ‘Desirable’ pecan trees on which the bark is peeling off or sloughing off in large chunks. While it occurs on other cultivars, this is a common occurrence and yet another quirk of ‘Desirable’. When trees grow in diameter the older, outside bark can’t stretch….
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Desirable Leaf Drop “Again”

I’ve had a few calls in the last day or so regarding the dropping of leaves from ‘Desirable’ trees. This is an annual occurrence and is a physiological condition we see more pronounced when there is a fast change in environmental conditions as we’ve seen recently with a shift from cool…
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Casebearers: To Spray or Not to Spray?

  We’re coming up on the time period when Pecan Nut Casebearer (PNC) has normally been treated in Georgia. There has recently been a lot of debate regarding just how much damage PNC does to the pecan crop here in Georgia. In Texas, PNC is a horrific pest.  Here in Georgia, its a different…
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Pecan Pollination

Based on the calls I’ve received, the occurrence of last week’s prolonged rainfall during the pecan flower bloom has many growers concerned that the weather had a negative effect on pecan pollination. While, cool, rainy conditions are certainly poor conditions for pecan pollination, I think we are still in pretty…
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Fungicide Sensitivity Testing

With this week’s rain, we will likely begin to see scab showing up on the developing foliage in another week or so. Scab grows best on this rapidly expanding, tender leaf tissue. While we certainly don’t want to see another repeat of the scab issues we’ve seen in the last…
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Is a Surfactant Necessary with Fungicide Sprays?

An 80/20 or 90/10 surfactant can be helpful in providing better scab control when used with DMI fungicides (Enable, Tebuconazole, Orbit, Propimax, Bumper), strobilurins (Abound, Sovran, etc.), and combination products like Absolute, Quadris Top, and Quilt. But you will likely see no benefit to adding a surfactant unless there is significant scab…
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