pest management

To spray or not to spray late season insects in pecan

Since pecans are so close to harvest, growers need to pay close attention to the pre-harvest intervals of insecticides. more »

Nut curculio in pecan; Best to tolerate the damage if light

These weevil pests may appear in older orchards with a history of damage, but in fields with light damage, it may be best to tolerate it to prevent later aphid and mite infestations. more »

Barn owls for rodent control

A variety of raptors can help with rodent pests, but barn owls are unique. more »

Pecan insects and heat

Normal temperatures in south Georgia are typically ideal for insect growth. However, these hotter temperatures are detrimental for lots of pests. more »

Winter honeybees show resistance to a common insecticide

USDA-ARS researchers found winter honeybees consumption of a nearly lethal, imidacloprid-laced syrup did not affect their survival during the study. more »

Toothpicks in the trees

Protect young pecan trees from ambrosia beetleā€™s telltale sign. more »

Pecan phylloxera update for Georgia

Wart-like galls on pecan leaves can be a sign of pecan leaf phylloxera, a pest that needs to be controlled at budbreak. more »

Update for ambrosia beetle in Georgia pecans

Growers with previous ambrosia beetle infestations and those with young trees are encouraged to begin their spray programs. more »

Industry looks skyward to take on major pest

USDA Agricultural Research Service is rebooting an old farming technique to fight navel orangeworm. more »

Research sheds light on Asian chestnut gall wasp in Michigan

Discovered in 2015 in Michigan, North America's largest commercial chestnut producer, this majorly invasive pest also affects chestnut trees in Japan, Korea and Europe. more »

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