UGA Pecan Extension

The Problem with Late Stuarts

 ‘Stuart’ tree (left) surrounded by ‘Money Maker’ (right) and other cultivars on 4/13/2017 If you have spent any time in pecan orchards in Georgia over the last couple of weeks you have noticed budbreak progressing on most varieties with one particularly notable exception. At this point Stuart is further behind…
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Pecan Beginners Course Approaching

The Pecan Beginners Course is approaching soon. The event will be held April 18 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. Registration is available here: Pecan Beginners Registration. See previous post for program agenda,etc.
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Budbreak Has Arrived

 Budbreak on ‘Cape Fear’ pecan, March 25, 2017 Budbreak has arrived in pecan orchards throughout Georgia. This puts our budbreak timing pretty close to last year thanks to the cooler weather of a couple of weeks ago. It seems that we narrowly missed serious damage from the freeze that occurred;…
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New Pecan Book

I’ve always loved books and have wanted to write one myself for a long time. They say, “write what you know”, so about six or seven years ago I started writing about pecans. The fascinating history of the pecan and its development into the commercial crop we know today is…
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Will This Week’s Cold Weather Hurt Pecan Trees?

The cold weather we’ve been fearing for a couple of weeks since it became apparent that some pecan trees would break bud really early will arrive this week. Forecasted temperatures for Wednesday night (March 15)/Thursday morning (March 16) are from 27-30 degrees as you move south from the Ft. Valley area…
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Warm Winter and Pecans

 Nursery tree leafing out 2/21/2017 Young pecan tree in orchard leafing out 2/21/2017 We haven’t had much of a winter this year. We’ve only had 4 days where temperatures dipped below freezing in Tifton and the average temperature since November has been 57 degrees as opposed to 55 degrees last…
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