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  • Good news! The University of Georgia Pecan Team will be holding its Beginner’s Pecan Course on June 15, 2021 in-person at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. This course is held every other year and covers all you need to know about pecan production including production costs, cultivar selection, fertilization, irrigation, cultural…

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  • Easter Cold Snap and Pecans

    With budbreak on the move, I’ve fielded questions the last couple days about the potential effects of the upcoming cold weather on pecans. Many varieties and locations are just beginning to see a little budbreak while others are a little further along. Usually you have to get down to 28 degrees or less for several…

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  • Budbreak has arrived for south Georgia pecans. I noticed a few Cape Fear and Elliot trees beginning to break bud this weekend. I am sure over the next week or two we will see this progress more and the orchards will soon take on that lime green hue of spring to kick off the new…

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  • Quality Loss Adjustment Program Documentation

    Pecans are eligible for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced signup for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program began Wednesday, January. 6, 2021. This program provides assistance to producers who suffered eligible crop quality losses due to natural disasters occurring in 2018 and 2019. The…

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  • I just had an article appear in this month’s Pecan South magazine discussing ‘Avalon’ and ‘Zinner’. In that article it mentions Avalon as being a Gloria Grande X Barton cross. This is what Dr. Conner originally thought upon its release and this is what’s stated in the original literature on Avalon because that is the…

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  • Slides from Pecan Production Meetings

    The slides from our virtual pecan production meetings are available now on our UGA Pecan Team Website. Presentations are available from 2018-2021. Click the link below and then look under 2021 to access recent presentations: https://pecans.uga.edu/resources/presentations/county-meetings.html

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  • Insect Update: Ambrosia Beetles

    UPDATE 2/17/2021: The first hits on log traps deployed at Cook County was recorded last week. With temperatures predicted to be above 60F in the coming week or so, keep an on your vulnerable trees for ambrosia beetle attacks in the coming weeks. Please fill up this survey on ambrosia beetles to help us determine…

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