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  • Beneficial Insects in Orchards

    With the month being dry, growers have reduced fungicide sprays. This has  also cut back on some insecticide sprays where we sometimes throw in an insecticide with the fungicide. It has been very obvious which orchards were treated with a broad spectrum insecticide – generally chlorpyrofos or pyrethroid. The only yellow aphid populations I’m seeing…

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  • It’s that time of the year again that these moth pests are out and about. Bud Moth. There have been calls regarding bud moth problems with young trees recently. Symptoms include rolled leaves and dead terminals (pictures below). To confirm infestation, check the rolled leaves and you would find a caterpillar inside. Bud moth adults…

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  • Pecan Water Requirements and Heat

    We have some very high temperatures in the forecast for the next several days. With this in mind, I wanted to provide some irrigation suggestions. The irrigation schedule below is the recommended schedule for drip and microsprinkler on pecan in Georgia. As you can see you should move up to 35-40% of the maximum amount…

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  • Newly Planted Tree Issues

    I’ve had a number of calls recently on newly planted trees either not leafing out just yet or the new shoots and leaves scorching. Anytime you have a newly planted tree that is struggling to leaf out, the proper thing to do is to cut it back more. This problem is most prominent where a…

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  • Statewide we are seeing in general that the female flower crop has been surprisingly good on most varieties, with the exception of the large, old Stuart trees. Stuart wasn’t expected to make much of a comeback this year as a result of a generally heavy year in 2018 plus the effects of the hurricane, and…

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  • We want to welcome Andrew Sawyer, our new SE District Area Pecan Agent, to the UGA Pecan Team. Many of you already know Andrew as he has served as a county ANR agent in Thomas and Wilcox counties and also served as Wilcox county Extension Coordinator. Andrew’s first day on the job as Area Pecan…

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  • Thanks to everyone who attended the Pecan Beginners Class yesterday in Tifton. We hope the information presented was useful to all. The presentations from the event can be viewed at the link below: https://pecans.uga.edu/resources/presentations/pecan-beginners-classes.html  

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