UGA Pecan Extension

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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Fruit Thinning and Irrigation Scheduling

For those brave souls willing to thin some nuts from heavily loaded trees, now is about the time for most of our mid-season cultivars. Varieties like ‘Creek’, ‘Stuart’ and ‘Cape Fear’ should be ready as early as this weekend and certainly by next week for most of south Georgia (The middle Georgia…
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Managing soil pH in the herbicide strip

Its leaf sampling time (see here for previous post on leaf sampling procedures) and based on the calls I’ve gotten many growers are wisely taking this opportunity to pull soil samples as well. Many have found that pH in the herbicide strip is lower than that found in the middles….
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Correction to Recent Article

I recently found a typo in my article in the last issue of the Georgia Pecan Grower Magazine and thought it would be a good idea to share it with growers in the midst of irrigating in the hot, dry weather. On p. 4 of the June 2016 issue it…
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Spittlebugs Usually Not Worth Spraying

Spittlebugs can be quite obvious in an orchard when they move in. We have had a number of calls lately about spittlebug due to the large number of spittle masses observed in many orchards. While spittlebug can be alarming, they almost never cause any economic damage and growers should not…
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