UGA Pecan Extension

Pecan Price Report

With pecan harvest underway, growers should check the current market prices before selling their crop. See the link here for current prices. Prices will be updated each Tuesday and Thursday through the harvest season.
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Pecan Survey

Good data on our crop and nut supply is a key ingredient to stabilizing prices and increasing demand for pecans. Most pecan growers should have received a survey from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The agency is taking a comprehensive look into the 2017 production forecast…
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Harvest Season Update

Shuck split began at least 10 days early for most cultivars this year and continues to progress at a rapid pace. Most growers with Pawnee have been able to get enough of the cleanup from the storm done to get started harvesting. We are seeing shuck split on pretty much…
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Cleanup and Water Requirements for Nut Maturity

Most Georgia pecan growers are still busy cleaning up their orchards following Irma’s damage. However, don’t forget about fulfilling the needs of the trees to finish maturation of the crop that remains. Most orchards throughout the state received significant rainfall (3″ or more) from the storm. However, much of that…
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Effect of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irma on Georgia Pecans

Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irma has become the most damaging wind event ever seen by the Georgia pecan industry. Roaring through Georgia on Monday with sustained winds of 20-40 mph and gusts reaching from 50-75 mph, Irma brought damage to virtually every pecan orchard in the state, significantly weakening what was a strong 2017…
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Hurricane Irma

After a blog post about the approach of one of the Tropical Storms that came through Georgia last year, a friend of mine said to me, “You couldn’t offer them any advice except to turn the water off?” Well, we are facing a more serious wind event now with Hurricane Irma…
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Black Aphids and Field Days

If you have black aphid susceptible cultivars like Schley, Sumner, Oconee, or Gloria Grande be on the lookout for black aphids. Even if you have recently sprayed, check in behind them again after a few days. We have seen significant flare ups of this pest over the last two weeks. At…
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