Monday, August 7, 2017
Spraying for weevil, stinkbug, and scab
Today's pesticide application was aimed at controlling three key pests; Pecan weevil, stinkbugs, and pecan scab. We generally spray the grove in early August for stinkbug control but the wet weather dictated that we also control weevil and scab. We used Warrior 2 for insect control and Quilt Xcel for disease control.
Applying a fungicide this late in the season has proven beneficial during wet summers to control not only pecan scab but also pecan anthracnose and downy spot. Judging from the forecast we are in for a cool wet August.