UGA Pecan Extension

Pecan Nut and Kernel Quality

Based on the concern generated by my last post I wanted to clarify the differences in some of the potential harvest season issues with pecan quality. The kernel rot discussed in the last post is an apparently new and separate issue from what we have seen in the past. Since…
Read More

Potential Problems with Kernel Quality

The crop has progressed well and has looked good overall to date. But, it appears that as the early maturing varieties are harvested and others are nearing harvest, we are seeing some issues with the kernels of some varieties. There are a few non-filled kernels or “pops” out there, which…
Read More

Crop Overview/Harvest Outlook

With harvest already started on Pawnee, pecan growers will soon be in the heat of the battle to get the crop harvested and sold. With that in mind, I wanted to offer this overview of how the crop looks to this point and our current market situation. This does appear…
Read More

Terminal die-back

Its late in the growing season and this time of year, pecan foliage can begin to develop symptoms of minor foliar diseases. Most of the time these are not really anything to worry about. These generally won’t defoliate the trees in the next few weeks. The leaves are beginning to…
Read More

Sprayer Coverage

For those of you who may have missed the GPGA Field Day in Byron, GA last week, I wanted to share with you what I consider one of the most clear-cut demonstrations of sprayer coverage I have ever seen. Many growers use a two-sided air blast sprayer to spray pecan…
Read More

A Late-Summer Look at Pecan Cultivars

The topic of cultivars is an endless source of discussion for pecan growers. We are always on the lookout for the perfect cultivar but in reality it probably doesn’t exist. Every orchard situation is different and there are problems with any cultivar you can name if you look hard enough. With…
Read More

Upcoming Pecan Field Days

Its late summer, the pecan crop’s development is rapidly coming to a close, and the time has arrived for field days, which provide an opportunity for pecan growers to gather in the orchard to discuss this year’s crop along with the latest on-going research and issues related to pecans. The Southeast Georgia Pecan Field day…
Read More

Page 10 of 18« First...89101112...Last »