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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Program Coordinator

Patrick J. Conner Professor; Areas of Interest: Pecan breeding
Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)