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Potential for Sprouting

Unfortunately, our potential for more quality issues has increased this week with the extended periods of rain and warm weather. Here we are in early November with temperatures still above 80 degrees following heavy rainfall and more rain expected in the forecast for the next several days. These conditions are…
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Pecan Prices

For growers who may want to know what prices to expect for their crop, check the following USDA website for prices in Georgia. Prices are updated each Tuesday and Thursday during the harvest season. https://search.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/tv_fv140.txt  
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Pecan Nut and Kernel Quality

Based on the concern generated by my last post I wanted to clarify the differences in some of the potential harvest season issues with pecan quality. The kernel rot discussed in the last post is an apparently new and separate issue from what we have seen in the past. Since…
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Potential Problems with Kernel Quality

The crop has progressed well and has looked good overall to date. But, it appears that as the early maturing varieties are harvested and others are nearing harvest, we are seeing some issues with the kernels of some varieties. There are a few non-filled kernels or “pops” out there, which…
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Crop Overview/Harvest Outlook

With harvest already started on Pawnee, pecan growers will soon be in the heat of the battle to get the crop harvested and sold. With that in mind, I wanted to offer this overview of how the crop looks to this point and our current market situation. This does appear…
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Terminal die-back

Its late in the growing season and this time of year, pecan foliage can begin to develop symptoms of minor foliar diseases. Most of the time these are not really anything to worry about. These generally won’t defoliate the trees in the next few weeks. The leaves are beginning to…
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