Tattnall County Extension

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Nickel Deficiency in Pecans

Here is an article by Dr. Lenny Wells about Nickel deficiency in pecan trees: With the cool temperatures we are experiencing this spring pecan trees are exhibiting some odd foliage characteristics. Normally at this time we have seen foliage reach nearly full expansion and female flowers are in the middle…
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Pecan Weed Control

Its time to burn down those herbicide strips in pecan orchards in preparation for the growing season. There are many combinations of herbicide applications you could use. Here are a few for trees of different ages. Information provided by Lenny Wells. Trees 1-2 Yrs: At budbreak: Glufosinate + Prowl May/June:…
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Onion Downy Mildew Update

Downy Mildew Found in Our Area Downy Mildew of Vidalia Onion (Peronospora destructor) was confirmed in the Vidalia Onion growing region on March 19, 2018.  This can be a highly destructive disease, causing serious losses in yield and bulb quality.  Growers need to be aware of its presence in the area…
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2018 Vidalia Onion Field Day, Thursday April 5th

The UGA Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center will be hosting their 19th Annual Vidalia Onion Field Day on April 5th, 2018.  As always, the meeting will begin at 12:00 noon, with a catered lunch followed by plot visits of the latest research projects on the station. Please take a…
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Garden Weeding

A few weeks ago, I would have said spring has finally come and winter is no more. My tune has changed a bit since then. Winter’s claws are still trying to hold on a bit longer.  This does not mean that one should wait for weed control in their garden….
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