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  • Clarification on Pindar Herbicide

    I apologize for the confusion regarding Pindar but I wanted to clarify some things regarding its use in pecan: Pindar is a combination of oxyflurofen, a PPO MoA, and pinoxsulam, a ALS MoA, with both having PRE and POST activity. Pindar’s residual may not last as long as indaziflam’s but Pindar will still provide 3-5…

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  • Herbicide Strip Applications

    Its time to burn down those herbicide strips in pecan orchards in preparation for the growing season. There are many combinations of herbicide applications you could use. Here are a few for trees of different ages: Trees 1-2 Yrs: At budbreak: Glufosinate + Prowl May/June: Glufosinate or Glyphosate or Paraquat + Flumioxazen (Tuscany, Chateau) August/September…

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  • County Production Meeting Presentations

    We’ve had several requests to make the county meeting presentations we’ve done around the state available so here you go: : https://www.caes.uga.edu/extension-outreach/commodities/pecans/resources/presentations/county-meetings.html

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  • Ambrosia Beetle Emergence 2018

    Asian Ambrosia Beetle Attack on Young Tree Trunk We have had our first report of ambrosia beetle emergence in a Brooks County orchard at the end of last week. With warm temperatures expected through the next 7-10 days, ambrosia beetle activity is likely to pick up. Young, stressed trees, particularly those planted in poorly drained…

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  • 2018 Pecan Spray Guide

    The 2018 UGA Pecan Spray guide can be found here.

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  • What Pollinator Should You Plant?

    A couple of years ago I posted a short discussion of why pecans need a pollinator, which I suggest reading if you doubt the need of pollinators. I get many questions about the best pollinator to choose for our commonly planted varieties. I usually point people to the pollination chart created by our pecan breeder,…

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  • Storing Pecans

    I have had a request to share information on storing pecans, so here you go: The 2 key factors affecting storage of pecans are moisture and temperature. Drying Large lots of nuts should be dried with a mechanical drier, usually in harvest wagons designed for this purpose. Heated air is forced up through the trailer,…

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