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Georgia Pecans: Herbicide Drift Injury – What Should You Do?

Georgia Pecans: Herbicide Drift Injury – What Should You Do?

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia 🕔May 19, 2017

Well, since May has come around again, the annual calls on herbicide drift have been pouring in. Row crop fields are being burnt down in the wind and drift has been the main call to my phone for the last 2 weeks.

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Georgia Pecans: Flying Squirrels Strip Bark From Trees

Georgia Pecans: Flying Squirrels Strip Bark From Trees

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia 🕔May 17, 2017

Many growers have recently called about the bark being stripped from their trees. This normally occurs on smooth-barked limbs or central leaders 3″ or less in diameter. The culprits here are flying squirrels. When food sources become scarce, flying squirrels

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Georgia Field Reports: Rains Provide Relief, Aid Planting

Georgia Field Reports: Rains Provide Relief, Aid Planting

👤From USDA 🕔May 8, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 7, 2017. County Comments Adam Speir, Madison County Cloudy, wet, and overcast conditions made it hard for hay producers to put up dry ryegrass hay. Baleage was not as much of

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Georgia Pecans: Mouse Ear a Particular Problem This Year

Georgia Pecans: Mouse Ear a Particular Problem This Year

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia 🕔May 2, 2017

Each year it seems there is a particular problem that pops up a little more commonly than normal. So far this year, I would say that problem is mouse ear. If you notice small, rounded leaflets or in severe cases,

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Oklahoma Pecans: 4 Steps for Generating a Pecan Nut Casebearer Forecast

Oklahoma Pecans: 4 Steps for Generating a Pecan Nut Casebearer Forecast

👤By Phil Mulder, Oklahoma State University 🕔Apr 27, 2017

I anticipate some early activity with pecan nut casebearer (PNC) for 2017. If you have not ordered your PNC pheromone traps it is time to do so. As a general rule for southern and central Oklahoma, traps should be in

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Georgia: Growing Pecans Is a Costly Investment

Georgia: Growing Pecans Is a Costly Investment

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Apr 27, 2017

Georgia’s pecan industry grew by more than 20,000 new acres in the last five years. Pecans are a booming business in Georgia, but University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells says that new farmers should go into the

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Georgia Field Reports: Dry Conditions Hindering Field Work

Georgia Field Reports: Dry Conditions Hindering Field Work

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 23, 2017. County Comments Gary R. Peiffer, DeKalb County Pastures were slow to recover from the cool spell in March, but are starting to fill out nicely now. Jeff Cook, Peach

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Georgia Pecans: Fungicide Applications Begin

Georgia Pecans: Fungicide Applications Begin

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia 🕔Apr 24, 2017

UGA Extension Horticulturalist Dr. Lenny Wells says trees in the first few years need to be sprayed but not on a detailed spray program. Once the trees approach production age, we need to add a few more sprays throughout the

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Georgia Pecans: Budmoth Damaging Young Trees

Georgia Pecans: Budmoth Damaging Young Trees

👤By Will Hudson, University of Georgia 🕔Apr 24, 2017

We’ve dodged ambrosia beetles for the most part, but lots of growers with young trees are seeing budmoth damage now. This pest is common in orchards but doesn’t do enough damage in larger trees to be noticeable.  Small trees, especially

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Mississippi: Pecan Field Day, Raymond, May 11

Mississippi: Pecan Field Day, Raymond, May 11

👤By Susan Collins-Smith, MSU Extension Service 🕔Apr 20, 2017

Growers interested in commercial pecan production are invited to a spring field day May 11 in Raymond. The event will begin at the Mississippi State University Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center at 1320 Seven Springs Road in Raymond. It

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