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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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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: 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: 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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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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Texas: Pecan Field Day, Charlie, May 4

Texas: Pecan Field Day, Charlie, May 4

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 20, 2017

The Clay County Pecan Field Day is scheduled for 5 p.m., May 4 at the Montz Pecan Company, 867 Old T Bone Road, Charlie. Charlie is located northeast of Wichita Falls in Clay County. There will be a $10 registration

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Georgia Pecans: What Is The Problem With Late Stuarts?

Georgia Pecans: What Is The Problem With Late Stuarts?

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia 🕔Apr 13, 2017

If you have spent any time in pecan orchards in Georgia over the last couple of weeks you have noticed budbreak progressing on most varieties with one particularly notable exception. At this point Stuart is further behind most other major

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Georgia Pecans: Quantities of Avalon Variety Likely to Be Low This Spring

Georgia Pecans: Quantities of Avalon Variety Likely to Be Low This Spring

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Apr 7, 2017

Growers who are anxious to buy large quantities of the newest pecan cultivar, ‘Avalon,’ will likely be disappointed as supplies are low, according to University of Georgia pecan breeder Patrick Conner. The new UGA-bred cultivar will be released this spring.

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Georgia: Brooks County Pecan Production Meeting, Morven, April 11

Georgia: Brooks County Pecan Production Meeting, Morven, April 11

👤By Stephanie Hollifield, University of Georgia 🕔Apr 6, 2017

Brooks County Extension will be presenting our annual Pecan Production meeting on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.  The meeting will be held in orchard and begin at 10:00 am.  We will meet initially at Lawson’s Peach Shed, Morven, GA and travel,

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Georgia Pecans: Budbreak Has Arrived

Georgia Pecans: Budbreak Has Arrived

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia 🕔Mar 28, 2017

Budbreak has arrived in pecan orchards throughout Georgia. This puts our budbreak timing pretty close to last year thanks to the cooler weather of a couple of weeks ago. It seems that we narrowly missed serious damage from the freeze

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