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  • If you have been concerned about the loss of Closer as an option for control of pecan aphids, particularly black aphids, you may be interested to know that we are currently in the public comment period in which you can make your voice heard on this topic. Click on the following link: https://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0889 to view […]

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  • See release from USDA below: WASHINGTON, May 6, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing that pecan growers have voted to establish a Federal marketing order for pecans grown in 15 states. In a referendum conducted March 9 through March 30, 2016, a majority of producers favored implementation of the […]

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  • This time of year you can get a good idea of the potential of the pecan crop. I want to emphasize the word “potential” here because at this point in the season that’s all it is. You can now see the pistillate (female) flower bloom and get a feel for what possibilities may lie ahead. We […]

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  • Beginners Pecan Production Course Full

    We are at full capacity for our pecan beginners course to be held April 11, 2016 at the UGA Conference Center in Tifton. We only have room for 300 people and we have reached that limit at this time. As a result we will not be registering any more people for this particular event. Thank […]

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  • To Spray or Not To Spray?

    With Friday’s heavy rain and the arrival of budbreak, pecan growers are anxious about getting their first fungicide spray on to protect the foliage from pecan scab. At this point, the only pecan variety growers should be concerned about is ‘Desirable’. Most varieties that have budded out very far to this point are less susceptible to scab […]

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  • Pecan Herbicide Programs

    With the arrival of budbreak, most growers are in the process of getting out herbicide strip applications. There are many herbicide options for pecan growers to choose from but here are a few things to keep in mind: Glufosinate and Paraquat would be better selections for burndown than glyphosate under newly planted and young trees […]

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  • Phylloxera Sprays

    Bud break of pecan has arrived in south Georgia and if you have had problems with phylloxera in the past, it is time to consider making an application for this pest. The southern pecan leaf phylloxera, is a tiny aphid-like insect that feeds on the foliage of pecan trees.  The insects are rarely seen, but […]

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