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  • UGA Pecan Breeding Program - Established 1998
    UGA Pecan Breeding Program - Established 1998
  • Developing Cultivars Adapted for the Southeastern U.S.
    Developing Cultivars Adapted for the Southeastern U.S.

UGA Pecan Breeding Method

Potential new cultivars are selected on the basis of large nut size, good cracking and shelling characteristics, early nut maturity, light colored kernels, and a cluster size small enough to ensure adequate filling. Resistance or tolerance to major insect and disease pests, especially pecan scab, are also major goals.

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Patrick J. ConnerProfessor; Areas of Interest: Pecan breeding
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Pecan Tree Management

Young, stressed trees and those planted in poorly drained soil are at risk for beetle damage.

Pecan Pruning

Growers should train trees to have a "central leader," the main trunk going up a tree.


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