Monday, August 24, 2015

Spraying for pecan weevil

   In our little corner on SE Kansas, we've had over 6 inches of rain in a 5 day period. While the rain is welcomed at this time of year to help fill pecan kernel, wet soil conditions have lead slow steady emergence of pecan weevils. So today,  with sunshine, calm winds, and cool temperatures, we applied a second dose of insecticide to keep weevils in check (photo at right).  This time we applied Sevin insecticide making sure our air-blast sprayer covered the entire tree canopy.