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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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  • Pecan Federal Marketing Order Referendum

    On March 8, the USDA mailed ballots to pecan growers in the 15 states that produce pecans.  Beginning on March 9 and ending on March 30, growers will have the opportunity with their vote to express their preference for acceptance of the Federal Marketing Order for Pecans.  In addition to expressing their preference, voters will…

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  • I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked about or heard someone comment on the great potential for the pecan market to bottom out a few years down the road thanks to all the new acreage being planted. Make no mistake, anything that goes up is bound to come down at some point,…

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  • 2016 Pecan Spray Guides

    The 2016 Pecan Spray Guides are available on the UGA Pecan website and here. Hard copies will be available soon.

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  • Be On The Lookout for Asian Ambrosia Beetle

    Georgia pecan growers have had major problems with Asian Ambrosia Beetles (AAB) over the last 2 to 3 years. One reason for this is the wet spring conditions we’ve had since 2013. UGA entomologist Will Hudson has had extensive experience with these insects in ornamentals in the past and has observed that anytime we have…

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