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  • Clarification on Phosphite Materials

    Based on conversations I have had with a number of growers it sounds as if there is a need for some clarification regarding phosphite materials. Phosphite has become a very valuable tool for us in the battle against pecan scab. Dr. Tim Brenneman first began testing phosphite materials on pecan primarily for efficacy on some…

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  • Example Fungicide Program for 2020

    I hope you all are staying safe amid the coronavirus concerns out there right now. Unfortunately as many of you know we have had to cancel our last four county meetings of the year (Wilcox, Jenkins, Brooks, and Dougherty) as well as the Georgia Pecan Growers Assoc. Conference. We will be getting the county meeting…

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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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  • Bark Shedding

    Every year I receive calls regarding trees in which the bark sheds for no apparent reason. This understandably creates great alarm among growers. I see it most often on Desirable but it can occur on other cultivars as well. Usually the outer bark layer sloughs off  exposing the inner bark layer, which has a brown…

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  • 2020 Pecan Spray Guides

    Our 2020 Pecan Spray Guides are now available at the link below: https://secure.caes.uga.edu/extension/publications/files/pdf/B%20841_8.PDF

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  • Fire Ants in Pecan Orchards

    The recent wet, unseasonably warm weather has lots of insects on the move. Most of them don’t matter much to pecan growers, but fire ants can be a different story. That’s especially true if the ants build their mounds inside the guards used to protect young trees from herbicide applications. Filling the tubes with dirt…

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