Georgia is the nation's largest supplier of pecans, accounting for about a third of U.S. pecan production. An average pecan harvest in Georgia is about 88 million pounds - enough to make 176 million pecan pies. UGA Extension provides both commercial and home pecan growers a variety of information to help have the best output with the least amount of labor possible.
Lab Testing and Analysis Services Testing for soil, plant tissue, water quality, animal waste, feeds and forages, pesticides, and much more!
On-Site and Telephone Consultation Available in many county offices for ag producers.
Organic Agriculture Certificate Program Understand organic agriculture production in the southeastern United States.
Pesticide Safety Education Program Topics include pest identification, storage and disposal, pesticide drift and runoff prevention, water quality protection, and food safety.
Production Meetings Updates on local issues for growers and producers.
- Pecan Trees for the Home or Backyard Orchard (B 1348) Pecan trees are commonly found surrounding both urban and rural dwellings throughout Georgia. They can enhance the environment and provide additional income from the sale of nuts. This publication con…
- Establishing a Pecan Orchard (B 1314) A well-planned, organized orchard will be more efficient, require less input and offer larger potential returns. Select the orchard location based on its soil type, drainage, water table and land topo…
- Pecan Varieties for Georgia Orchards (C 898) The most fundamental step in pecan production is the selection of varieties or cultivars to be planted in the orchard. Planting the wrong pecan variety can be a costly mistake, resulting in considerab…
- Budding and Grafting of Pecan (B 1376) Individuals who propagate trees have their own personal preferences with regard to propagation methods. As with many practices related to pecan production, timing is important for successful propagati…
UGA Pecan Team Blog The UGA Pecan Extension Blog is designed to provide timely information relevant to pecan production in Georgia for use by county extension agents and pecan producers.
Pecans at UGA Summarizes the history and recent production output of Georgia's pecan growers. Includes extensive resources on pecan growth and pest management, newsletters from and contact information for the Pecan Team and external links.
Pecan Breeding at UGA Lists pecan cultivars, recommends cultivars for different environments and shares links to related papers and external websites.
Impact Statements: Pecans Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to pecans.
TimBrenneman.org Pecan Truffles A significant aside to Dr. Tim Brenneman’s pecan program is work on pecan truffles, which he discovered in Georgia in the late 1980s. Brenneman is collaborating with others to better understand the biology of these fascinating fungi.
UGA Department of Horticulture Learn more about the horticulture department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
UGA Department of Plant Pathology Learn more about the plant pathology department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Georgia Pecan Commission Targets consumers with extensive recipe lists, health facts, and information on purchasing and storing.
Georgia Pecan Growers Association Connects visitors to state pecan growers' associations and pecan suppliers and hosts conferences. Provides detailed nutritional information on pecans.
National Pecan Shellers Association Targets consumers with recipe lists, extensive health information and purchasing information.
New Pecan Entomologist Most pressing pest problems for Georgia pecan producers include black and yellow pecan aphids, pecan weevils and ambrosia beetles.
Fire Ant Control Treat for fire ants twice a year, in April and October.
Pecan Tree Management Young, stressed trees and those planted in poorly drained soil are at risk for beetle damage.