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Growers Need to Be Familiar With Pesticide “Group Numbers”

I think that one of the most useful pieces of information, at least for resistance management, that has been placed on pesticide labels is the mode of action classification or “Group Number”. For insecticides this group number classification was developed by the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee or IRAC, which is made up of an...

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Summer Pecan Scab Defense

The start of the 2015 growing has been wetter than normal for many pecan growers in portions of Oklahoma, Central and Eastern Texas, the Central Gulf Coast and middle Georgia (Fig 1.). The National Weather Service has declared that El Nino is present, with a 70 percent chance of continuing through this summer and 60...

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Circle traps a useful tool in pecan weevil management

The objective of this study was to determine the average percentage of ground-emerging adult pecan weevils caught in Circle traps placed on trunks. This knowledge is essential for estimating numbers of weevils infesting pecan trees prior to management decisions (Mount, 2014). Previous research by Raney and Eikenbary (1968), Mulder et al. (2003), and Cottrell and...

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Has rain washed away the pecan crop?

As I sit down to write this article, the spring season is coming to an end. Catkins have come and gone, and most trees are finished shedding pollen for the year. Normally, I would have spent the last couple of months watching my wife and kids suffer through another miserable allergy season in Louisiana. But...

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Bluefford G. Hancock, 1925 – 2015

Bluefford G. Hancock passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the age of 90 following a long and successful career in Extension Horticulture at Texas A&M University at College Station. He was raised on a dairy farm in Erath County and served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Hawaii where he advanced to...

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