Monday, May 28, 2012

Pecan nut casebearer: May 28th Update

    We scouted our native pecan grove this morning and found 2.67% of the nut clusters damaged by pecan nut casebearer. I'm still seeing a bumper crop of nuts on the trees so we do not plan to control this year's casebearer population.
     Recent weather conditions have been ideal for the development of pecan nut casebearer--dry and hot. The slow rate if damage increase we've seen so far points to a relatively light casebearer infestation for 2012. However, we need to keep watching.