UGA Pecan Extension

Mouse Ear

 Pecan tree affected by mouse ear Each year it seems there is a particular problem that pops up a little more commonly than normal. So far this year, I would say that problem is mouse ear. If you notice small, rounded leaflets or in severe cases, extreme rosette of the…
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Insect update – Budmoth

Here’s an update from UGA Entomologist Will Hudson on budmoth: We’ve dodged ambrosia beetles for the most part, but lots of growers with young trees are seeing budmoth damage now. This pest is common in orchards but doesn’t do enough damage in larger trees to be noticeable.  Small trees, especially…
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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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