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July 2022 Letter from the Editor: “The Waiting Game”

Dear Readers, We’ve reached that time of year when we finally get a grasp on the coming crop. With about two months until harvest kicks off in the Northern Hemisphere, growers across the Pecan Belt monitor their developing pecans closely. Meanwhile, the industry shares state crop estimates from various growers’ associations. (Pecan South will publish…

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The July 2022 Crop Corner

The 2022 crop is approaching nut fill, and growers across the country continue to support their trees as best they can, even while battling drought, pests, and extreme temperatures. Here’s a quick update on the state of the crop from region to region for July. Southeast: In the Southeast, growers report a decent crop, depending...

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An up-close view of nematodes emerging from an infected wax moth larva. The wax moth larva is orange, thick, and rounded like a worm. It is split in the half and that's where the nematodes are emerging from in a petri dish. The nematodes are white half-moon slivers.

Considerations for applying beneficial nematodes for pest control

Summary Beneficial nematodes (entomopathogenic nematodes) are effective in killing the ground-dwelling stages of pecan weevil. The use of beneficial nematodes is compatible with organic pest control approaches. Like many biocontrol agents, some special considerations for applying beneficial nematodes are necessary, such as appropriate temperatures, soil moisture, and avoidance of UV light. Beneficial nematodes can be...

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