Disease

How to address leaf scorch and fruit thinning in Georgia pecans

Neofusicoccum, a fungus causing leaf scorch symptoms, is a relatively new problem popping up in orchards for the last 8-10 years, normally after extended periods of rainfall and cloudy weather. more »

UGA pecan expert gives scab outlook

Recent daily rainfall for most of Georgia's pecan-growing region is making it an "apocalyptic year" for pecan scab, especially during critical shell hardening. more »

How long should your fungicide be on before the rain?

Growers enjoyed a temporary delay in sprays this spring, but summer rains have growers working double time to control pecan scab. more »

Beating Georgia’s pecan scab

Two varieties have held the market for decades. New varieties hold promise against the industry’s biggest pest. ... more »

Growers sought for research to address aflatoxins

After nearly a decade of research on the product, the Almond Board of California is looking for growers to participate in a large-scale application project for AF36 Prevail. more »

Almond growers manage hull rot in a number of ways

Even with little disease activity in almonds during a dry and windy California year, hull rot remains a concern, and possibly in a different way than growers are used to. more »

Hull split means one thing: It’s time to spray the almonds

Almond hull split is right around the corner, and growers know this is a critical time for pest management. more »

Pecan fungicide schedules in Georgia presented

Pecan scab is a constant battle in Georgia, and UGA pecan expert Lenny Wells created an easy-to-follow table of timings for low, medium and high input cultivars. more »

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