Scout Aphids Early and Often

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By Clint Thompson According to UGA Extension, aphids are one of the most important pests pecan growers need to manage during the growing season. And they’re also one of the most difficult to control. Black-margined aphids and yellow aphids are present all season but it’s not uncommon to see a spike in numbers in mid-to-late June and in August. Andrew …

Pecan Tree Dieback Scary But Normal For Growers

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By Clint Thompson Leaf scorching and dieback on some young pecan trees is common this year with high temperatures, according to Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist. But Wells assures growers the problem can be corrected. “We see that this time of year pretty much every year; young trees where they’re growing so fast that the root …

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Pecan Industry Seeks to Establish a Research and Promotion Program

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USDA Agricultural Marketing Service The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) received a proposal from the National Pecan Federation (NPF) requesting the establishment of a research and promotion program to strengthen the position of pecans in the marketplace, maintain and expand markets for pecans and develop new uses for pecans. USDA is currently analyzing the proposal. If USDA finds the request …

UGA Pecan Team Emphasizes Scab Disease Management

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By Clint Thompson The University of Georgia (UGA) pecan team is emphasizing scab disease management, since June and July are critical times for disease control. According to UGA Extension pecan blog, plant pathologist Jason Brock’s recommendations are based on Extension plant pathologist Tim Brenneman’s research regarding scab disease: With Desirable or any variety with similar scab susceptibility, a rotation of …

Recent Rains Could Lead to Spike in Pecan Scab Disease

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By Clint Thompson Scab disease of pecans has been light so far this year. But could soon change with the recent rain events in the Southeast, says Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist. “Scab so far has been light, but we’ve had some pretty scabby weather the last week or so. We’ll see, but I think everybody …

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Deadline for Georgia Pecan Assessment Vote is May 30

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By Clint Thompson All Georgia pecan growers planning to vote on this month’s one-cent per pound assessment need to have their ballots postmarked by Saturday, May 30. Georgia’s pecan farmers are voting this month to renew a one-cent per pound assessment on pecans for the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for Pecans. Ballots have been sent to Georgia growers who own …

USDA Report Yields Results for 2019 noncitrus/nuts season

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By Clint Thompson The United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service released its findings for noncitrus fruits and nuts in the Southern Region for the 2019 crop year. These estimates were based on grower surveys. Avocados: Florida’s production of avocados was up 88% from 2018. Its value of production was up 54%. Yields rebounded in 2019. Utilized production …

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FDACS Agricultural and Seafood Availability Notice

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(HCCGA) — FDACS has created the attached form for producers to fill out with their product availability. Once submitted, FDACS will utilize to forward to their Fresh From Florida contacts, as well as the Florida Department of Corrections, food banks and make connections with other State Departments of Agriculture in hopes of providing market opportunities to move product during the Coronavirus …