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 …

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 …

Pecan Growers Should Delay Fungicide Applications, Unless Crop is Highly Vulnerable to Scab Disease

Jim Rogers Disease, Pecan

By Clint Thompson Increased rainfall last week had pecan producers feeling antsy about applying fungicide sprays for scab disease. But that should only apply to a small percentage. Most growers still can wait to start their fungicide applications, says University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Pecan Specialist Lenny Wells. “I’ve had calls from some (growers), and some of them I agree, …