Friday, June 10, 2011

Casebearer nut entry update June 10

   With all this hot weather we've had,  I expected this year's pecan nut casebearer population to increase faster than normal. But I was wrong. Today we found 1.7% damage to nut clusters in non-sprayed plots. This rate of increase is similar to previous years--the damage starts off slowly but then accelerates 5-7 days after the 1st damaged clusters are spotted. We'll see what happens when we scout next Monday.