Breaking Ground: UGA Establishes New Pecan Research and Demo Plot

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Photo by Chris Tyson/UGA; Shows pecan plantings being done at the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center.

The University of Georgia (UGA) broke ground on Wednesday at the UGA Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center for a new 5-acre pecan research and demonstration plot.

Photo by Chris Tyson/UGA: Shows a hole for a pecan tree to be planted.

The planted trees will highlight research that focuses on new and current varieties and be used as a location for producer demonstrations as well as other research projects.

Virtual Production Meeting

The University of Georgia will host virtual production meetings on Feb. 9 at 9 a.m. and March 9 at 6 p.m. Pecan team members including Lenny Wells (Horticulture), Angelita Acebes (Entomology), Jason Brock (Plant Pathology) and Andrew Sawyer (SE Area Pecan Agent) will provide presentations.

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