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The cold and wet seems like it just won’t quit this year. The continued saturation of tree root zones may lead to nutrient deficiency symptoms from reduced root activity. Sometimes these deficiencies are transient and symptoms resolve as the soil
Despite last fall’s prediction of La Nina or dry conditions, this past winter is likely to be the wettest winter on record for the Northern Sierra Precipitation 8-Station Index, on April 12 standing at 204% of average. We are only
For about 15 years, the state’s most destructive forest insect has been lying low in South Carolina. But damage caused by recent droughts, storms and fires raises the specter of a resurgence. Sizable infestations of southern pine beetles have been
Saturated soils reduces the movement of oxygen into the soil, killing fine feeder roots and impacting the ability for trees to uptake water and nutrients.
For many things related to pecan production, there are almost as many opinions out there about how to do something as there are people to ask. When you get varying opinions on a subject, the thing to do is look at the
When it comes to giving young pecan trees a jump-start, Georgia growers need to focus on improving the soil over applying nitrogen, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Pecan Specialist Lenny Wells. Excess fertilizer can do more harm than
The first dormant pruning of potted trees can present some difficulties when selecting primary scaffolds.
The time for pecan leaf tissue sampling has arrived. The recommended period for this is from July 7-August 7. The reason for this window of time is that the nutrients are at their most stable point here at mid-season. This gives
I get calls every year about ‘Desirable’ pecan trees on which the bark is peeling off or sloughing off in large chunks. While it occurs on other cultivars, this is a common occurrence and yet another quirk of ‘Desirable’. When