I was surprised yesterday (March 12) to pass by my pecan trees and see some buds swelling. I got out my drone and flew to the tree tops to see what it looked like from above (picture below). You can just pick out the buds and the change in color as they swell. Some have swollen but the caps are not broken, while many have already broken out and are starting to progress rapidly. (see second picture below)
In this picture below you can see some buds up close that I cut off the tree to get a good picture. The warm nights combined with warm days are moving us into spring rapidly. We are now in a period of warm days, warm nights and misty, foggy rain. Look out pecan scab!!