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The pecan nut casebearer, Acrobasis nuxvorella (Neunzig), is the most damaging nut-feeding insect that occurs in pecans.
In a commercial pecan orchard setting, it is important to have a spray schedule planned before the season starts. Chemicals can be a costly input into your operation; more planning up front will save you time and money during the season.
This insect could DESTROY your pecan crop! Dr. Charles Rohla, Pecan and Specialty Ag Systems Manager at Noble Research Institute, walks us through how to monitor and control pecan nut casebearers.
Pecan growers should develop a plan for preparing for and addressing tasks throughout the year. Will Chaney, a senior research associate in pecan management systems, outlines activities for the year.
There are more than 200 insects that feed on the roots, wood, foliage and nuts of a pecan tree. Of these insects, 17 are nut feeders, with one of the most important nut-infesting insect pests being the pecan nut casebearer (Acrobasis nuxvorella Neunzig).
Find tips and resources for using traps to control pecan nut casebearer and hickory shuckworm in pecan orchards.