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Effects of Hot Weather on Pecan Trees

Temperatures later this week are predicted to be pretty warm for this time of year. We are coming off a pretty cool spring and are diving right into summer. The trees have not had much chance so far to be conditioned for temps in the upper 90’s. This may lead…
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Insect Issues on Young Trees

Pecan Budmoth Following a cool April, we are seeing budmoth pressure increase. At the UGA Vidalia Onion Research farm, our trees sprayed in early April look great. However, I left one row non-sprayed so I could replicate a budmoth insecticide efficacy trial we were doing in Montgomery County. The Montgomery…
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UGA Beginner’s Pecan Course To Be Held June 15, 2021

Good news! The University of Georgia Pecan Team will be holding its Beginner’s Pecan Course on June 15, 2021 in-person at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. This course is held every other year and covers all you need to know about pecan production including production costs,…
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Casebearer Captures

The pecan nut casebearer moths are flying now. Starting last weekend and through this week, many locations have reached ‘biofix’ catching moths for two consecutive days. Thank you to all county agents, growers and our USDA counterparts who checked traps the past few weeks. I will clarify how to use…
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2021 Pecan Nut Casebearer Monitoring

UGA Extension agents, USDA collaborators and pecan growers across 14 pecan-growing counties in Georgia are monitoring for pecan nut casebearer again this year. We started on April 12th using pheromone-baited traps (Figure 1). Agents and entomologists are checking traps each day until moths are captured for two consecutive days. The…
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