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  • 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 Tin, we are recommending saving […]

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  • Most soils on which new pecan orchards are established here in Georgia are old row crop fields or cleared pine land. In the case of row crop fields, soil levels of P and K may be in fairly good shape, while Zn levels and pH are low. On cutover pine land, everything tends to be […]

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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 as 100 chill hours to […]

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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 covered will be pecan cultivars,  […]

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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 tell someone interested in renovating […]

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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 since the ‘90s and we […]

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  • 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 Feb. 19        Houston County Feb. […]

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