UGA Pecan Extension

Assessments for 2016 Pecan Crop

With the passing of the Federal Marketing Order for pecans, the 2016 crop will be assessed when pecans are sold anywhere in the U.S. in order to fund the FMO. See details in the following announcement from the American Pecan Board: http://pecanboard.com/guidance-pecan-industry-fmo-assessments/
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How close is too close?

Since the adoption of hedging in Georgia pecan orchards I have seen the tree spacing of newly planted orchards grow tighter and tighter. Many growers are now telling me they plan to plant 20 X 40, 30 X 30, or 20 X 30. Some growers fully expect to maintain the…
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After the Storm

Hurricane/Tropical Storm Hermine passed through Georgia last week causing serious damage to portions of the pecan growing region but overall most growers are thankful the damage was no worse. The most severe damage reflects the path of the storm and as usual was much worse on the right side of…
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Prepare for Wind in South Georgia

It seems like its been a few years since we’ve had to deal with a storm event in south Georgia this time of year but it looks like we could have one now. The slow moving tropical storm presently churning slowly in the Gulf is scheduled to make landfall in…
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Leaf Bronzing

Many growers are observing some bronzing on the underside of their leaves at this point in the season. You can have bronzing from sunburn when the foliage flops over from the weight of the crop load and exposes the underside to the sun. We see plenty of that out there…
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Upcoming Pecan Field Days

Here are a couple of opportunities for growers and all those interested in the current state of the Georgia pecan crop and the latest information available in the pecan industry (click on title for full info): Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day–August 17, 2016 9 am—334 Veal Camp Rd Baxley, GA 31513…
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Heat and Pecan Leaf K

Back in June I posted a blog about the relationship between high soil temperatures and leaf scorch/shedding of pecan leaves. Since that time not much has changed. The heat has been relentless and it has remained hot and dry throughout the pecan belt in Georgia. Almost every leaf sample I…
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