Friday, May 29, 2015
Pecans set on native pecans
Not pictured in the photo is a shoot that developed from a bud eight inches behind the two shoots in the photo. Sprouting from one-year-old wood and back inside the tree's canopy, this new shoot also produced a cluster of five nuts.
With the heavy nut set I'm seeing on our trees, I plan to skip making an insecticide treatment to control pecan nut casebearer in early June. This doesn't mean I don't plan to spray our trees during the coming month. The super wet conditions we've experienced over the past couple of weeks has been ideal for the spread of pecan scab and a myriad of foliage diseases. Once we can get over the field with our spray rig, we'll be applying a fungicide to our trees.