Thursday, February 9, 2017

IN SHELL PECAN INSPECTONS IN ARTESIA

IN SHELL PECAN INSPECTONS IN ARTESIA If you have pecan trees in the city Limits of Artesia, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, NMDA, has placed a stop movement order for all pecans in their shells. There is no restriction on shelled pecans. This was done to protect the multimillion dollar commercial pecan trade of New Mexico and the western United States. The object is to try and find how extensive the Pecan Weevil has moved and keep it from moving anywhere else. If you need to move in shell pecan out of the city limits of Artesia for any purpose, you need to have them inspected and a phytosanitary certificate issued that accompany the pecans in transit. Even for short distance out of the city limits. Pecan buyers should not buy pecan from inside the city limits of Artesia without the phytosanitary certificate. An NMDA inspector will be a Jamaica park, Bullock and 6th street on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to inspect and issue these certificates. They will also have information and be able to answer questions you may have. Even if you are not going to move them out of the city limits, the inspectors will be glad to look at your pecans for pecan weevil. We need to know so your trees can be included in the control program this summer. It is extremely important that all the trees that may have pecan weevil be found so if you’re not sure you have it bring suspect pecans to them to check. If you just have questions come and ask. The current plans are to do this for two weeks, February 14, 15, 21 and 22. The Pecos Valley Pecan Growers, NMDA appreciate your cooperation and effort to protect this important crop. Subscribe to Eddy County Ag news at: http://nmsueddyag.blogspot.com/ Eddy County Extension Service, New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. All programs are available to everyone regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. New Mexico State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Eddy County Government Cooperating.

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