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 …

Pecan Scab Spray Management Tips

Jim Rogers Pecan, Research

By Clint Thompson Fungicide spray programs to protect pecan trees from scab disease vary from variety to variety. Growers in Alabama and Georgia should never consider a blanket program, says Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Extension pecan specialist. “We grow so many different varieties in Georgia that it’s really counter-productive that we come out with a blanket program. It really …