Friday, June 14, 2013

Casebearer Update 14 June 2013


    We scouted our pecan trees for signs of casebearer (PNC) activity again today. As of today, we have yet to find nut entry by any first generation larvae. We are still catching male moths in pheromone traps (data above) but the numbers seem to be dropping off. Pecan nuts are just starting to show signs of enlargement indicating that the PNC egg laying period is rapidly approaching. At this point, we are preparing our sprayers to apply this year's first spray sometime next week. Monday's scouting report should help pinpoint an optimum spray date.