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A Short Crop Gets Shorter — Lenny Wells

Nov 11, 2021 | Written by Lenny Wells The never-ending array of challenges each pecan crop presents continues with the 2021 pecan crop. From the beginning this year’s crop has appeared late and short. The intermittently cold spring pushed budbreak back and greatly slowed the progression of foliage expansion, and thus flowering and…
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Managing Stink Bugs and Weevil

Aug 19, 2021 | Written by Lenny Wells Now that Pawnees have shell hardened and we approach shell hardening on most other varieties in the next week, it is time to start thinking seriously about managing stink bugs and weevils. Prior to shell hardening these pests simply knock nuts off the trees as…
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Pecan Update 7/23/21

Scab A few words from Lenny Wells on the scab situation. As you all know, this has been an almost apocalyptic year for scab. Most areas in the state have seen almost daily rainfall for the last month or more. This comes at the worst possible time for pecan scab—the…
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What is going on this week? April 16, 2021

Topics this week include sulfur fertilization in corn, tissue sampling in corn, summer annual forages, sampling baleage and lawn burweed. How can I take the paraquat test? Before  mixing, loading, and/or applying paraquat, new labels require the completion of on-line training https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-worker-safety/paraquat-dichloride-training-certified-applicators approved by the U.S. EPA.  Thanks to the National…
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Pecan Budmoth

By Ben Reeves, Berrien County Extension Agent The pecan bud moth, Gretchena bolliana (Slingerland) is a pest of 1 to 3-yearold pecan trees. When left untreated, this pest can cause serious injury. Damage is not often noticed until too late, and this is due to the inconspicuous nature ofthe caterpillar…
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