Monday, June 4, 2012

Pecan Nut Casebearer: June 4th Update

     We have been scouting for pecan nut casebearer damage for a couple of weeks now and have found that the damage level has stayed at 2% for the past week. When the damage level stays low for more that a week, it usually means that total cluster damage for the entire casebearer season will not exceed 6%. Looks like our decision not to spray for casebearer control this year will save us some hard earned cash.
     I'm still waiting to make the first fungicide application for disease control. We've been on the dry side, with long periods of low humidity between infrequent rainfall. We'll continue to watch the weather and apply a fungicide when the weather turns wetter (we need the rain!).