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Notes on Nut Scab Management

Our extension plant pathologist Jason Brock offers the following recommendations based on Dr. Tim Brenneman’s research regarding nut scab: June through July is a critical time for pecan scab management, as nuts are most susceptible during sizing. Nut scab development early in the summer will be much more devastating than…
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Young Tree Die-Back

Getting a lot of calls over the last week about leaf scorching and some die-back on young trees. This is something we see every year beginning in late May/early June and is related to the inability of the relatively small root system on young trees trying to support such vigorous…
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SURVEY: PECAN HEDGE-PRUNING

The University of Georgia and USDA-Byron research scientists are collaborating in a project entitled, “Pecan Hedge-pruning: A Sustainable Management Option for the Southeastern US”. The project will assess the effects of pecan hedge-pruning on critical horticultural parameters (nut yield, quality, water-use efficiency, and nutrition), disease (incidence and severity of scab,…
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INSECT UPDATE: Pecan Nut Casebearer

It’s that time again to be mindful about pecan nut casebearer (PNC) activity especially after the infestations reported by some growers last year. We normally do not recommend spraying for nut casebearers particularly during high crop load years as they help in thinning out the crop, and only spraying for…
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