caterpillars in pecan trees

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caterpillars in pecan trees

Post by dennybick » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:25 am

Is there any thing I can do with mt problem of caterpillers in my pecan trees? Thanks

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Re: caterpillars in pecan trees

Post by lorijones » Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:03 pm

Are these caterpillars that are eating the foliage or the worms that are getting in and eating the nut meat? Pecan weevils and pecan nut casebearers are common pecan pests that will bore inside the developing nuts and damage them.
In either case, Bonide Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew can be sprayed according to the label directions to control caterpillars that are eating the foliage or pecan weevils or pecan nut casebearers that are getting into the nuts. The timing is more critical for the "nut eaters" because once they are in the nut, they are protected from sprays. You might have a problem if your trees are too tall to effectively cover with the spray so it could be difficult to achieve control this way. It is important to rake up and discard all fallen nuts as they may be infested with larvae. This will help control populations of these pests.

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