Pecan Scab a Growing Problem for Producers

From Georgia FACES

By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

A major disease plaguing Georgia’s pecan crop, scab is a growing problem for state producers due to increasing resistance to the fungicides used to control the disease.

“I do think it’s something farmers need to be concerned about,” said Katherine Stevenson, a University of Georgia plant pathologist based in Tifton. “We’re always recommending that they don’t use the same product over and over again because that’s just asking for trouble, that’s just asking for resistance to develop. We’re always encouraging growers to use different products and rotate the several different chemistries that are available to them.”

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