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Founded in 2016, the American Pecan Council is dedicated to showcasing the many benefits, uses and remarkable history of America’s native tree nut.

Protecting Pecans
From Disease and Pests

 

Just as in the early days of land cultivation and commercial food production, today, pests and diseases remain to be factors to contend with. However, with the advancements in farming, science, and technology, disease and pest problems are much more manageable. Exercising prevention practices like awareness, continued education, proper sanitation, and integrated pest management (IPM) can help prevent a devastating infection from occurring. Potential threats are always lurking around the corner so get to know your neighbors, your neighboring states, and their pest control measures and programs. Find out if they are having a problem that could quickly become yours. Educating yourself on the origin of certain diseases and pests for your area, the life cycle and how they spread, and measures proven to prevent devastating outbreaks on your farm can ensure the vitality of your management strategies and the orchard as a whole for generations. Exercising proper sanitation of shared farming equipment and especially cleaning of equipment contracted from areas were certain pests are known to be active, is the first measure to help keep your farm and Arizona safe from pests the state is currently quarantined from. If you are scouting the orchard regularly and feel you may be spotting symptoms of a potential devastating disease or pest, contact your local Pest Control Advisors, Crop Consultants, County Agricultural Extension Office and/or Agents or Specialists. They can help you devise a plan of action. Even as food production improves, along with chemical technology, pathogens and pests also evolve with these systems and thus we must be alert as to what continues to be effective and what has potential to get away from us and warrants more aggressive control.

Resources:
Protecting Pecans Trees in Arizona
Diseases and Other Disorders of Pecan
Recognizing Diseases in Pecans
Prevention and Control
Leaf Sampling guide with interpretation for Arizona pecan orchards
Ladybug Invasion

Agencies:
U of A Department of Entomology
Arizona Pest Management Center
Arizona Plant Diagnostic Network

University of Arizona Extension officer:
Peter Ellsworth
Entomology Specialist

Joshua Sherman
Horticulture

Note:
THE STATE OF ARIZONA PROHIBITS PECAN TREES, IN-SHELL PECAN NUTS, AND OTHER PECAN MATERIAL, including CONTRACTED HARVESTING EQUIPMENT, from ENTERING THE STATE OF ARIZONA from Eastern states in order to prevent Pecan Weevils from infecting our orchards.

Pests

Pest are a menace, devastating and not to mention, costly. However there is many ways of dealing with pest, the non-chemical way utilizing natural predators like Ladybugs, Lace wings, Praying mantis, and Spiders. The second way utilizes Chemicals, and Pesticides. The third way is Prevention, requires that you educate yourself on the pest, exercise preventative methods, practice proper sanitation and good judgment. Also get to know your neighbors, and neighboring states, find out if they are having issues that may become yours. Do not perches, rent, or contract equipment from areas were diseases and pest are known to be active. Help to keep your orchard and Arizona safe from an outbreak. The list below is to help you better understand and identify pest that can infect your pecan orchard. Only you can in sure the vitality of your orchard for the next generations.

Note:
THE STATE OF ARIZONA PROHIBITS PECAN TREES, IN-SHELL PECAN NUTS, AND OTHER PECAN MATERIAL, including CONTRACTED HARVESTING EQUIPMENT, from ENTERING THE STATE OF ARIZONA from Eastern states in order to prevent Pecan Weevils from infecting our orchards.

 

Resources:

Pests In Pecan Nuts
Pecan Weevil PDF Youtube
Pecan Nut Casebearer PDF Youtube
Be Prepared for Pecan Nut Casebearers
Stinkbugs and Leaffooted Bugs
Spittle Bug
Hickory Shuckworm
Red Imported Fire Ant

PESTS ASSOCIATED WITH FOLIAGE
Black Pecan Aphid PDF Youtube
Identify and Control Pecan Aphids
Yellow Aphid Complex PDF Youtube
Pecan Phylloxera
Identify and Control Pecan Phylloxera
Fall Webworm
Walnut Caterpillar
Webworms

 

Pests Associated with Trunk, Branches, Twigs
Ring nematode
Root knot nematode
Ants and Aphid Relationship
Sampling Soil for Root Knot Nematode

Identifying Wildlife Predation of Pecans

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Wester Pecan Growers Association old address was www.westernpecan.org but now it is westernpecan.org. 

the annual western pecan growers association conference will not be held on March 3 – march 5th 2020 

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