UGA Pecan Extension

Leaf Drop, Pecan Roots, and Soil Temperature

It’s June and temperatures have taken a big jump in south Georgia. Each year when this happens we see leaf drop on ‘Desirable’ trees, as well as a few other varieties. See posts from 2014 and  2015 on this subject. If you observe a little leaf drop at this time,…
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Prionus Root Borers

If you have an old pecan orchard in decline, with limbs that get weaker and weaker each year, you may be seeing the results of the Prionus root borer. These insects are large, destructive beetles whose feeding essentially destroys the tree’s root system over time.   Prionus root borers are…
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Phylloxera

 Pecan Leaf Phylloxera The most common complaint by pecan growers so far this season has been the resurgence of phylloxera. From the calls I have received and from the abundance of phylloxera galls in the orchards this year, 2016 seems to be a particularly bad year for phylloxera, perhaps a result…
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High-Tech Pecans—Scanning Orchards

A group of guys from Agerpoint have been at the UGA Ponder Research Farm this week scanning some of our pecan orchards with their equipment, which combines 3D laser scanning and survey GPS with multiple HD video cameras to capture various data on the trees in the orchards. A vehicle-mounted…
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Public Comment Period for Closer Insecticide

If you have been concerned about the loss of Closer as an option for control of pecan aphids, particularly black aphids, you may be interested to know that we are currently in the public comment period in which you can make your voice heard on this topic. Click on the…
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Federal Marketing Order for Pecans Passes

See release from USDA below: WASHINGTON, May 6, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing that pecan growers have voted to establish a Federal marketing order for pecans grown in 15 states. In a referendum conducted March 9 through March 30, 2016, a majority of…
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Female flower bloom and casebearer sprays

This time of year you can get a good idea of the potential of the pecan crop. I want to emphasize the word “potential” here because at this point in the season that’s all it is. You can now see the pistillate (female) flower bloom and get a feel for what…
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