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  • 2020 UGA Pecan County Extension Meeting Dates

    Please see below the dates of the upcoming county meetings we have scheduled so far: Jan 21     Tattnall County Feb 3      Crisp County Feb 4      Grady County Feb 6      Peach County Feb 11     Cook County Feb 12     Mitchell County Feb 18      Appling County Feb…

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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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  • This year’s harvest season is progressing and growers are seeing a problem with many early varieties exhibiting problems with green shuck stick-tights. As growers shake trees many green nuts are falling out still in unopened green shucks. This has been especially noticeable in Pawnee and Oconee, although we have observed it on other varieties as…

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  • 2019 Pecan Harvest Season Prices

    As you go to sell your pecans this harvest season, be sure you know the prices at which nuts are selling. Current USDA pecan prices can be found at the link below and  are updated each Tuesday through the harvest season: https://search.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/tv_fv140.txt In addition to the above, as of last week export buyers were offering…

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  • Shuck Decline I’ve had a number of calls so far this week and the end of last week asking “when is it ok to turn off the water?”. You can usually cut way back at this point. The problem is that we are in a severe drought, which makes it very risky to stop irrigating,…

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  • Leaf Drop/Scorch and Water

    We have reached the time of year when we begin to see a lot of odd things happening to the foliage of pecan trees. The long season is coming to a close and the trees are beginning to shift gears a little as some nutrients have moved from the leaves to the nuts and others…

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  • New Fungicide Labeled For Pecans

    It’s too late to help us for this year, but there is a new fungicide labeled for pecans that provides a totally new chemistry for us to use in our arsenal of weapons to fight pecan scab and its performance on nut scab in UGA Plant Pathologist Dr. Tim Brenneman’s trials has been excellent. Syngenta’s…

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