UGA Pecan Extension

Hedging Pecan Trees

There continues to be much interest in hedging pecan trees. Hedging is basically, pruning of the tree with a large “hedging” machine. This is normally done in the winter and removes all the growth on one or both sides of a tree within a certain distance from the trunk and…
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Early season insect problems on young trees

The calls have already started coming in on young pecan trees damaged by budmoth and Asian Ambrosia Beetles. Budmoth Damage   This photo shows budmoth damage caught too late. I dont have a good photo of early budmoth damage. But, you will see frass and very fine silk like spider webbing…
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Herbicide choices for young pecan trees

Our recent tree planting survey results from county production meetings across the state indicate over 120,000 pecan trees planted and over 3500 new pecan acres added to the state in 2014. These trees need adequate water and protection from weed competition. As long as the leaves and bark are protected we have…
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