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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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Texas Field Reports: Forage Pests Active in Improved Pastures

Texas Field Reports: Forage Pests Active in Improved Pastures

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jul 18, 2017

Forage producers should be on the watch for and ready to act against two pests known for decimating hay fields – fall armyworms and Bermudagrass stem maggots, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension

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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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Texas Field Reports: Conditions Right for Plant Diseases Around Much of State

Texas Field Reports: Conditions Right for Plant Diseases Around Much of State

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Disease problems for vegetable producers and gardeners are popping up around the state, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Conditions have been good for vegetable production around much of the state following mild spring conditions and ample

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Sawyer On Crops: Scab In Pecans – Fungicide Options – Audio

Sawyer On Crops: Scab In Pecans – Fungicide Options – Audio

👤By Andrew Sawyer, Extension Agent, Thomas County, Georgia 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Plenty of rain in June heightens the potential for scab in pecan trees. In this episode of his South Georgia Pines podcast, Thomas County, Georgia, Extension Agent Andrew Sawyer reviews growers’ options. Also, check out this related post on Sawyer’s

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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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Texas Field Reports: Watermelons Look Good, on Schedule for 4th of July

Texas Field Reports: Watermelons Look Good, on Schedule for 4th of July

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 13, 2017

Despite typical troubles for individual growers, the Texas watermelon crop appears to be performing on time and without many problems, said Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Uvalde. Stein said the Texas watermelon crop was “looking good”

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