Tag Archive: Pecan

Battling Scab in Panhandle Pecan Trees

Pecan tree grove in North Florida. UF/IFAS Photo: Thomas Wright. Pecans are grown throughout the Panhandle of Florida. The western side of the Panhandle tends to be acreage dedicated to home gardeners, while the eastern counties have more commercial acreage. Regardless, many in the agriculture community are interested in pecans, because they either grow them …

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Pecan Field Day – September 12 – Monticello

Harvest time is just around the corner for Florida pecan growers. Producers will meet in Monticello on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 for the annual field day and Pecan Growers’ Association meeting. If you’re a pecan grower, or just considering it, the morning’s topics and speakers will be a great opportunity to learn more about the pecan business. …

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Time to Plant Pecan Trees

Pecan trees are well adapted to our area, making beautiful large shade trees. And, if the correct varieties are planted, they can provide pecans. Only those pecan varieties that show some real resistance to disease problems are recommended for planting here in the humid south. Select grafted trees of Desirable, Curtis, Elliott, Moreland or Stuart …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/14/time-to-plant-pecan-trees/

Pecan Field Day Set for October 1 in Monticello

Pecans. Photo Credit: Dr. Peter Andersen, University of Florida/IFAS The annual Florida Pecan Field Day will be held on Thursday, October 1 at the Jefferson County Extension Office in Monticello.  All pecan growers are invited to attend. Commercial pecan production is greatly affected by markets, pests, competition, and the weather.  There likely will be plenty …

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Pecan Tree Visitors

Panhandle residents have seen caterpillars in abundance this June. One common visitor to pecan trees is the Walnut Caterpillar Datana integerrima. The walnut caterpillar has a very narrow host range and feeds only on trees in the Juglandaceae family which includes walnut, pecan, and hickory trees. They are sometimes seen on other plant material, but …

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Low-Input Sustainable Pecan Trial in North Florida

Traditionally, the southeastern United States, and particularly Georgia, was the major pecan producing region in the world. Within the last 20 years, the arid western states (mainly Arizona, Texas and New Mexico) have often produced about 50 percent of the pecans in the United States. The increased production of pecans in the arid west is …

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Florida Pecan Field Day – Thursday September 5th

Florida Pecan Field Day and Florida Pecan Growers’ Association Annual Meeting Jefferson County Extension Office 2729 West Washington Street Monticello, Florida 8:30 AM, EDT Thursday September 5th Harvest time is coming for Florida pecan growers. Demand is up, irrigation needs are down, and fungus pressure has been a serious problem over the entire Southeast. Producers …

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What is that Web in my Pecan Tree?

It is that time of year where mysterious webs have invaded pecan trees throughout the Southeast United States.  This is definitely the case in the panhandle of Florida.  Many have called into the extension office asking for identification of the web mass in their pecan trees.  It is the Fall Webworm that has made a …

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Annual Pecan Field Day – September 5th in Monticello, FL

Fungus free pecans have been a rare site this summer. Florida Pecan Field Day & Florida Pecan Growers’ Association Annual Meeting September 5, 2013 Jefferson County Extension Office 2729 West Washington Street Harvest time is coming for Florida pecan growers. Demand is up, irrigation needs are down, and fungus pressure has been a serious problem …

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