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Do You Really Need a Herbicide Strip?

Here is an article by Dr. Lenny Wells discussing herbicide strips in Pecan Orchards. With increasing production costs and lower prices last year, growers are looking for creative ways to reduce the cost of production. With this thought in mind, more than one grower has asked me recently, “Do I…
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Cold Weather and Burndowns 

The following is a post on burndowns in row crops from Dr. Eric Prostko, Extension Agronomist and Weed Scientist. Many growers are now in the process of spraying pre-plant burndown herbicides.  Low temperatures over most of Georgia are expected to drop below 40 F over the next three days.  These…
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Hedging and Shredding in Pecan Orchards

The following is from Dr. Lenny Wells, Professor of Horticulture and Extension Horticulture Specialist for pecans at the University of Georgia. We have been busy over the last week hedge pruning our orchards and research plots at the UGA Ponder Farm near Tifton. Hedge pruning generates a lot of limbs…
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