Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pecan Weevil Questions

Q: Are the pecan in the quarantine area eatable? A: Yes, if the nut has white grub in it no you should not eat that pecan, but in most cases the grub has already eaten the nut. Q: What if I have already given them away and sent them to another town? A: There was no restriction at that time so not a problem. You can still send pecan out of the shell. Q: Do I have to cut down my pecan tree? A: NO! Q: How do I store my pecan so they don’t get weevil? A: Once the nut is harvested the weevil will not enter the nut but see publication H-620: Storing Pecans for proper storage anyway. Q: can I take my in shell pecan to Las Cruces or El Paso to sell? A; NO not unless it meet the criteria in the quarantine order with a phytosanitary certificate from New Mexico Department of Agriculture, to go to Las Cruces, Check with Texas Department of Agriculture for Texas requirements. Q: Can I take my nuts to a sheller or accumulator outside the city limits? A; NO, In-shell nuts originating in a quarantined area will be required to be inspected and issued a phytosanitary certificate before transported out of the area to an accumulator. We will be announcing time date and place in the quarantined area to take pecans for inspection. Web references on Pecan Weevil http://extension.missouri.edu/p/mp711 http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-4530/EPP-7079web.pdf http://extentopubs.tamu.edu/e_343.html http://pecan.ipmpipe.org/library/content/pecan_weevil_jipm_2012_s2.pdf http://northernpecans.blogspot.com/2011/08/building-pecan-weevil-trap.html http://www.caes.uga.edu/newswire/story.html?storyid=5693

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