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  • The problem of the week last week was scorched leaves. I had calls from all over the state on this on multiple varieties but most commonly on young (5 yr and younger) Pawnees. Many things can cause leaf scorch, including a hot chemical mix, anthracnose, mites, fertilizer burn, etc. But often, its the result of…

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  • SNAILS IN PECAN ORCHARDS

    In recent days, we have heard several reports of snails associated with young irrigated pecan trees. They have been seen congregating on tree trunks and on the foliage. Some have reported seeing snails in and around irrigation emitters. Normally, snails are not considered pests in pecan orchards, but rain can encourage their activity. The moist…

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  • The Georgia pecan crop continues to appear early in its development. The hot nights we are currently experiencing will keep that at a good pace. Nuts are sizing very well at the moment. With the good crop load I see in most orchards, there may be some growers thinking about fruit thinning. If so, be…

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  • In order to address the market situation created by the importation of foreign pecans into the U.S. market, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) received a proposal from the National Pecan Federation (NPF) requesting the establishment of a research and promotion program to strengthen the position of pecans in the marketplace, maintain and expand markets…

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  • The UGA pecan research and Extension team have worked together to develop this pecan production management calendar. This circular is a calendar-based management reference for pecan production in the Southeastern U.S. It provides an easy-to-use graphical guide for management decisions regarding crop phenology, irrigation and fertilization requirements, disease, and insect and mite arthropod pest management.…

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  • Notes on Nut Scab Management

    Our extension plant pathologist Jason Brock offers the following recommendations based on Dr. Tim Brenneman’s research regarding nut scab: June through July is a critical time for pecan scab management, as nuts are most susceptible during sizing. Nut scab development early in the summer will be much more devastating than late season infections. We have…

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  • Young Tree Die-Back

    Getting a lot of calls over the last week about leaf scorching and some die-back on young trees. This is something we see every year beginning in late May/early June and is related to the inability of the relatively small root system on young trees trying to support such vigorous and rapid growth of the…

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