Young Trees

  • Insect Update: Bud Moth

    We are in the first stages of pecan budmoth infestation. Last year was a very bad year for budmoth. We are seeing initial signs of infestation on young trees (generally 1—3 years old) as of the first week of April. Identifying budmoth at this time of the year is not easy since worms are very […]

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  • 2023 Ambrosia Beetle Update

    It looks like we are seeing the first flight. Dr. Barman has seen good hits on new trials in Ware County and Brooks County. East Georgia is having consistent flights now (February 20th).There are two particular groups of pecan growers that need to be aware of ambrosia beetle flights: In the 2015 – 2016 era, […]

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  • We are seeing some common issues on young trees at this time. I want to show you some photos to help note the difference in nutrient deficiencies and glyphosate injury. But even more important is to remember is that often times, more than one or all of these symptoms are present in your orchard. Mouse […]

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  • INSECT UPDATE: Ambrosia Beetles

    This is just a timely reminder to be watchful for ambrosia beetles especially if you have young trees. If you have older trees (>5 yrs old) that were subjected to any stress-inducing factors such as flooding, diseases, root damage, spading, etc., monitor for potential ambrosia beetle attacks on them as well. To know more about […]

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  • Tree Planting Video

    I’ve had lots of requests for a video on planting pecan trees, so here it is: Pecan Tree Planting video A few comments: I apologize for the short amount of time some of the text appears on the screen. This is a result of my poor video editing skills. But, I think the video will […]

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  • Twig Girdler Damage on Young Trees

    Growers with young trees may come across this situation in small blocks or trees near woods. We came across some twig girdlers in Washington County last month that appears more like a tall deer bit off every single branch. The broken branches were laying on the ground at the base of the tree. This damage […]

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