Tattnall County Extension

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Prionus Root Borer in Pecan

Here is some great information about Prionus Root Borers in Pecans from Dr. Lenny Wells.  I know there are some growers who have traps set out in their orchards in Tattnall County for these insects. If you have an old pecan orchard in decline, with limbs that get weaker and…
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Understanding Pecan Irrigation

Understanding Pecan Irrigation Water, particularly where nut quality is concerned, has more of an effect on pecan production than any other factor. Drought stress affects nut size and filling, as well as leaf and shoot growth. Adequate soil moisture is important at bud break in order to stimulate strong, vigorous…
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Primary Nutrient Roles in Plants

There are by some counts 17 nutrients considered to be essential for plant growth and development. In this article I will briefly touch on what are called the primary plant nutrients and their role in plant growth.  The three nutrients considered to be primary nutrients are: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium….
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Nematodes

Nematodes are small microscopic roundworms that inhabit the soil and can have a large effect on the growth and successful production of many crops. Nematodes can cause damage by feeding on the roots of susceptible crops.  Root damage can cause stunted growth and inhibit water and nutrient uptake, which can…
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Area Pond Management Meeting

Tattnall County Extension would like to announce that it will be hosting an Area Pond Management Meeting on March 14th at 6:00 PM at the University of Georgia Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center.  UGA Aquaculture Specialist, Gary Burtle, will be giving a presentation on several pond management topics including:…
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Tattnall-Evans County Pecan Meeting Feb. 4th

Mark your calendars!  The Tattnall and Evans County Pecan Production Meeting is coming up soon.  This year, it will be held on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 12:00 noon at Harry’s Barbeque in Claxton.  Lunch will be provided.  Our speakers for the meeting include Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Horticulturalist, Jason…
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