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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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Drought Monitor: Heavy Rains from OK to SC; Conditions Intensify for Lower Southeast

Drought Monitor: Heavy Rains from OK to SC; Conditions Intensify for Lower Southeast

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Eric Luebehusen, USDA 🕔Apr 27, 2017

Summary PLEASE NOTE – The Drought Monitor reflects observed precipitation through Tuesday, 1200 UTC (8 am, EDT); any rain that has fallen after the Tuesday 1200 UTC cutoff will be reflected in next week’s map. During the 7-day period (ending

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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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Netafim Drops Two Central Valley Irrigation Dealers After Jain Deal

Netafim Drops Two Central Valley Irrigation Dealers After Jain Deal

👤From a Press Release 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Irrigation manufacturer Netafim USA announced today that two California companies – Patterson-based Irrigation Design and Construction, Inc. (IDC) and Fresno-based Agri-Valley Inc. (AVI) – will no longer be recognized as authorized distributors of Netafim’s leading product portfolio. The decision to revoke IDC

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California Almonds: Heavy Drop In Places – Good News Or Bad News? – AgFax

California Almonds: Heavy Drop In Places – Good News Or Bad News? – AgFax

👤by Owen Taylor 🕔Apr 23, 2017

A heavy drop has become apparent in certain varieties after stormy weather in the last week.

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California Nuts: Annual Nickels Field Day Set For May 10, Arbuckle

California Nuts: Annual Nickels Field Day Set For May 10, Arbuckle

👤From a press release 🕔Apr 23, 2017

The 2017 Nickels Soil Lab Field Day is set for Wednesday, May 10, and will cover a wide range of both walnut and almond topics. The lab is located on Green Bay Road at Arbuckle. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.,

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AgFax Weekend 4-24 Farm Income is Down, So is Bank Lending

AgFax Weekend 4-24 Farm Income is Down, So is Bank Lending

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Apr 21, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Farm Income is Down, So is Bank Lending; First New U.S. Fertilizer Plant in 25 Years; and more.

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