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.

 

 

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Disease

 

Exercising prevention practices and measures will preserve your orchard. The list below is to help you better understand the different types of diseases and pest that can infect your pecan orchard.

 

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:

Recognizing Diseases in Pecans

Commercial Pecans

Controlling Rosette, Diseases and Zinc Deficiency

Powdery Mildew

Crown Gall

Shuck Dieback & Stem End Blight

New technologies in cotton root rot control

Biscongiauxia (Hypoxylon) Dieback and Canker of Pecan

Scorched leaf

 

Fungal:

Cotton root rot

Wood Rot

 

Bacterial:

Pecan Bacterial Leaf Scorch U of A

Pecan Bacterial Leaf Scorch

 

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

 

 

Arizona Pecan Growers Association Inc.

P.O. Box 7

Sahuarita, AZ 85629

azpecan@gmail.com

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