UGA Pecan Extension

Time for Fruit Thinning

Hedging pecan trees has quelled some of the interest in fruit thinning lately. But, there’s much more interest in hedging in Georgia than there are hedging machines to do the job at this point. As a result, most Georgia pecan growers should still consider fruit thinning as the most viable…
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What to Look for in your Leaf Samples

The time for pecan leaf tissue sampling has arrived. The recommended  period for this is from July 7-August 7. The reason for this window of time is that the nutrients are at their most stable point here at mid-season. This gives you the best idea of the nutritional status of your…
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Irrigation Schedule for Pecan Production

Intense heat has arrived in South Georgia this week with daily high temperatures in the upper 90’s . This occurs as nuts are sizing and the water demand for pecan trees begins to increase. Up to June pecan trees benefit from irrigation but only need a fraction of the amount…
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Update on UGA Extension Pecan Hotline

UGA Extension Entomologist, Dr. Will Hudson has informed me of on-going technical problems with the Pecan Hotline. Dr. Hudson’s update for the hotline on June 15, 2015 follows: The weather has settled into a pretty normal pattern after a very dry May. In my yard we got less than a…
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Irrigating Young Pecan Trees

  Young pecan trees require two key ingredients for establishment; 1) water and 2) elimination of weed competition. There is no published data on required irrigation amounts for young pecan trees that I have been able to find. So, we began a study in 2014 to determine this for trees grown…
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