Pecan Orchard Establishment FAQs

Pecan Orchard Establishment FAQs

Whether you are starting an orchard or planting a few pecan trees to diversify your small farm, there are a number of things you should consider first such as recommended cultivars (cultivated varieties), tree spacing, and nutrition.  Although there are a lot of...
Impact of Hurricane Winds on Pecan Varieties

Impact of Hurricane Winds on Pecan Varieties

Pete Andersen, Horticulture Specialist, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy The pecan (Carya illinoenensis, family Juglandaceae) is native to the Mississippi floodplain of North America. Pecan trees are not well adapted to withstand hurricane...
Highlights from the 2018 Florida Pecan Field Day

Highlights from the 2018 Florida Pecan Field Day

This year’s UF/IFAS Florida Pecan Field Day took place on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the Jefferson County Extension Office in Monticello, Florida. Extension specialists from Florida and Georgia provided growers from across the state with information about...
Fall Webworms Noticeable In Pecans As Summer Wains

Fall Webworms Noticeable In Pecans As Summer Wains

Bare limb tips and clusters of webbing in pecan trees are often the first sign that fall is right around the corner. This webbing is caused by clusters of the larvae of the Fall Webworm (Hyphantria cunea (Drury)) which is often also called Pecan Webworm. “Fall...