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Georgia Pecans: Reports of Terminal Die Back – Mites Are Not the Cause

Georgia Pecans: Reports of Terminal Die Back – Mites Are Not the Cause

👤By Will Hudson, University of Georgia Extension Entomologist 🕔Jul 21, 2017

The yellow aphid spike many growers noticed in late June seems to have fallen off in most orchards, and the very hot weather now will really slow any further population increases. That takes some pressure off for now. I’ve had

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Georgia Pecans: Nut Drop, Leaf Samples, and Fungicide Sprays

Georgia Pecans: Nut Drop, Leaf Samples, and Fungicide Sprays

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Pecan Specialist 🕔Jul 14, 2017

We are seeing nut drop right now from various things. The Pawnee drop was much heavier than normal ranging from about 30%-70% as you move southward in the state. This correlates well with chill hours (Byron, GA —574 chill hrs; Valdosta,

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Northern Nut Growers Association’s Conference, Tifton, GA, Aug. 13-16

Northern Nut Growers Association’s Conference, Tifton, GA, Aug. 13-16

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia News Editor 🕔Jul 12, 2017

Sustainable, efficient agricultural practices will be featured at this year’s Northern Nut Growers Association (NNGA) annual conference, which will be held at the Tifton Campus Conference Center from Aug. 13-16. During next month’s conference, University of Georgia scientists will share

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Texas Field Reports: Bollworms Mount Attack on Cotton, Grain Sorghum

Texas Field Reports: Bollworms Mount Attack on Cotton, Grain Sorghum

👤By Kathleen Phillips, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jul 11, 2017

Insect damage to crops is ramping up across Texas, said Dr. David Kerns, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service integrated pest management state coordinator in College Station. “We have been seeing a great deal of bollworm activity in Bt cotton and

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Georgia Pecans: Pawnee Drop; Don’t Panic Over Spittlebugs

Georgia Pecans: Pawnee Drop; Don’t Panic Over Spittlebugs

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia 🕔Jun 29, 2017

We have seen a fairly large Pawnee drop over the last week. It is not uncommon for Pawnee to shed a few nuts this time of year but this year’s drop looks a little heavier in places. Still, I don’t

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Georgia Pecans: Fungicide Applications and Rainfall – What’s the Best Timing?

Georgia Pecans: Fungicide Applications and Rainfall – What’s the Best Timing?

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia 🕔Jun 14, 2017

Pecan scab is enjoying ideal weather in much of Georgia at this time. This has kept most growers busy trying to keep the trees sprayed between rain showers. A common question we get during such conditions is “how long does my fungicide

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Georgia Pecans: Be Sure to Re-Treat for Budmoth

Georgia Pecans: Be Sure to Re-Treat for Budmoth

👤By Will Hudson, University of Georgia 🕔Jun 13, 2017

A number of growers have called asking if they need to reapply their insecticide treatments for budmoth.  The answer is yes, definitely.  There are several (5-6) generations for budmoth, so young trees can be attacked anytime.  The more new growth

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Georgia Pecans: Critical Time for Fungicide Sprays

Georgia Pecans: Critical Time for Fungicide Sprays

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia 🕔Jun 7, 2017

With June’s arrival nut sizing begins in earnest. This means the nuts will grow rapidly and as they grow they will expose newly developed and unprotected tissue. Your scab spray schedule is designed to protect that growth for 2 weeks

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Georgia Pecans: June Nut Drop on Desirables Begins

Georgia Pecans: June Nut Drop on Desirables Begins

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

We have had a heavy bloom of female flowers and a good early nut set on ‘Desirable’ this year, but anyone that has been around pecans for long knows this cultivar has a nut drop in June each year.

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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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