Be Careful of Foliar Sulfur Sprays Under High Temperatures

Jim Rogers Pecan

Foliar sulfur sprays applied during June and July can provide multiple benefits for pecan production. They include the suppression of mite populations and increasing nut size. Sulfur may also help suppress some minor foliar diseases and aid in scab suppression on cultivars with moderate scab resistance. While foliar sulfur sprays have proven advantages, though, growers should be wary of applying …

Bumper Pecan Crop in 2022?

Jim Rogers Pecan, Weather

By Clint Thompson Hurricane Michael’s impact on the pecan industry in the Southeast still impacts pecan crop producers almost four years later. Samantha McLeod, executive director of the Georgia Pecan Growers Association, explains how the storm disrupted the trees’ bearing process. It led to a bumper crop in 2020. Another is expected this season. “We are anticipating a bumper crop …

Pecan Expert: We’re Cautiously Optimistic on Price

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By Clint Thompson This year’s pecan crop has the potential to be really strong, though harvest season is still a few months away. The question is will market pecan prices also be good for growers following last year’s down production season? Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Extension pecan specialist, provides an outlook on the current market situation facing pecan producers. …

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Point of Emphasis: Pecan Leader Stresses Tariff Reduction into India

Jim Rogers Exports/Imports, Pecan

By Clint Thompson One of the National Pecan Federation’s main points of emphasis was highlighted by the Georgia Pecan Growers Association when a U.S. senator visited the state last week. Senator Jon Ossoff’s (D-GA) visit to South Georgia allowed Samantha McLeod, executive director of the Georgia Pecan Growers Association, to stress the importance of reducing import tariffs into India. “One …

Pecan Industry Leader Cautions Against Potential Surge in Scab Disease This Summer

Jim Rogers Disease, Pecan

By Clint Thompson Hot and dry spring weather conditions in the Southeast meant minimal scab disease pressure for pecan producers. But growers need to be mindful of a potential disease surge if rain persists this summer in the region. Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Extension pecan specialist, cautions producers about the potential impact that scab disease can have at this …

Budmoth Impact on Young Pecan Trees

Jim Rogers Pecan, Pests

By Clint Thompson Pecan producers with young or newly planted trees may be experiencing budmoth damage where insecticide applications were not made at budbreak. Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia (UGA) Extension area pecan agent in the Southeast district, confirmed the impact budmoths are having on his research trees in the UGA Pecan Extension blog. “The trees with good leaf growth …

Hot and Dry: Weather Conditions Not Conducive for Pecan Scab Development

Jim Rogers Disease, Pecan, Weather

By Clint Thompson What a difference a year has made so far for Georgia pecan producers. Unlike last season when persistent rainfall forced growers to be active in their fungicide applications, this year’s dry conditions have allowed farmers to be more conservative in their scab sprays. “It could not be any better. Everybody should have their irrigation running,” University of …

Date Set for Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day

Jim Rogers Georgia, Pecan

Pecan producers in Southeast Georgia can mark their calendars for the next University of Georgia Extension Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day. The event will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 17 in Baxley, Georgia. Equipment viewing will start at 8 a.m., while the field day will begin at 9 a.m. Those interested in attending can call 912-367-8130 to sign up. The …