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  • How Late are Stuarts?

    I’ve had a lot of calls over the last 3 weeks about Stuarts lagging behind and not opening. However, I don’t think they are actually behind as much as it seems they are. Stuart always has an interrupted and prolonged shuck split in which it opens a few and then stops, opens a few, then…

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  • We were fortunate to dodge a bullet in the form of Hurricane Ian. Before the storm track began to take a more definite shape, growers turned off irrigation in their orchards, whcih was the right thing to do. But, it has been and continues to be extremely dry. The forecast looks pretty much the same…

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  • Hurricane Ian

    I have waited until this point to comment on Ian since its path has remained uncertain. It could still change, but it looks as though we have the best case scenario for south Georgia if it stays on the current predicted path, considereing the way it looked a few days ago. I am sure all…

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  • Anthracnose

    Anthracnose, bacterial leaf scorch, nutrient imbalance and mites are common causes of leaf scorch. Starting this July, we started seeing leaf scorch in our mature trees. When we see scorch, the UGA Plant Disease Clinic can confirm if a pathogen is the cause. Bacterial leaf scorch is generally found a one or a few varieties.…

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  • To Spray or Not To Spray Late Season Insects

    We’ve nearly reached the end of the season. Pawnee will likely be ready to shake by the middle or end of next week and we are nearing the end of kernel filling on most other cultivars. I’ve had many calls today about whether or not to spray a pyrethroid for stink bug and/or weevils and…

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  • Pecan Crop Needing Some Sunshine

    With the exception of some scab pressure throughout July, we’ve had pretty good growing conditions all season to this point and the appearance of the crop shows it. Growers have done a fine job of protecting the nuts from scab throughout the rainy periods. Industry forecasts currently have Georgia estimated at about 130 million lbs.…

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  • We would like to extend a welcome the newest member of the UGA Pecan Team—Dr. Apurba Barman! Dr. Barman’s previous position has been as University of California Cooperative Extension IPM advisor at the UC Desert Research and Extension Center in the Imperial Valley. Dr. Barman earned a bachelor’s degree at Assam Agricultural University in India,…

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