pecans

Pecan trees prone to bagworm, webworm infestations in Oklahoma

Extreme weather influenced pest populations, and growers who skipped pecan nut casebearer sprays due to lack of crop are seeing an uptick in these worm pests as an effect. more »

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 »

South Georgia pecan update shared

Last year's large crop means a light – or nonexistent – crop this year on the older trees. The younger trees are showing a different result, and the rains are putting the pressure on growers to battle pecan scab. 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 »

Planting and irrigation setup complete for low-input variety trial in southeast Georgia

After receiving a grant from the commission to research low-input pecan varieties, the trial orchard is well on its way. more »

Pecan trees begin ‘June drop’ in the Southeast

While shedding nuts is common and can happen during June and July, nut drop late in the season can be a sign of tree stress. 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 »

Insect issues on young pecan trees addressed in Georgia

Pecan budmoth, ambrosia beetle and camphor shot borer pest pressure is appearing, and University of Georgia is providing growers pesticide recommendations. more »

USDA seeks comments on establishing Pecan Promotion, Research and Information Order

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Oc. 8 that it is seeking comments on a proposal for a new national Pecan Promotion, Research and Information Order. A 17-member board would administer the... more »

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