Welcome to Pecan ipmPIPE
We are working on bringing the Pecan ipmPIPE back. As a first step, the Pecan Nut Casebearer Forecast map has been rebuilt. The PNCForecast model will generate dates when 10-90 % of all first-generation pecan nut casebearer PNC eggs are expected to be present in your orchard. To use this tool, you must monitor PNC moth activity with pheromone traps, place traps in your orchard before the first PNC moths are active in the spring and correctly identify PNC moths. Try it out here. We'll start posting more updates here as tools are brough backonline and new content is available.
Bill Ree has updated the pesticides database with the lastest products labeled for pecan. Click here to search.
The Pecan Nut Casebearer season is nearly with us. Please visit the cooperator pages to take part in the data collection and casebearer forecasting program here. Consult your local extension agent for more details.
The brown marmorated stinkbug is moving west. A national program at Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station is involved in identifying and reporting new discoveries of this invasive pest. Reports may be made directly to the website link, although we recommend working with your local experts first to confirm the pest is present. Bill Ree is a local expert who can be contacted regarding this pest on pecan in Texas.
- Protect your orchard from offsite pesticide drift by using the Texas Crop Registry. Pesticides are an important tool for agriculture, but pesticides applied to one crop have the potential to drift and cause damage to surrounding crops. For example, a pecan orchard located next to a field crop may be at risk from broad-spectrum herbicides used for early season weed control. In recent years the risk from pesticide drift has increased with the widespread use of herbicide tolerant crops.
The Texas Crop Registry is designed to protect growers and pesticide applicators in Texas by maintaining maps of crop locations at risk to pesticide drift. Pesticide applicators can use these maps to assess whether any precautions should be taken to reduce drift. The registry is free and easy to use: simply register with the site then enter the location of your pecan orchard(s) or any other at risk crops.
- The time to put out pecan nut casebearer pheromone traps is rapidly approaching, or even here for our most southerly producers in the pecan belt. The list of suppliers is provided for your use and we also would like you to join our PNC Cooperator Program to aid the industry in risk assessement for this important pest.
- El Paso County Agrilife Extension Center IPM Newsletter is now available in the library.
- The Pecan Scab Risk Assessment Map tool will not be operational in 2014 due to a lack of funds to maintain the integrity of the real-time data input/output processing required to continue to provide this service. Previous histories for 2011-2013 provide a ”proof of concept” and can be made available for reference purposes. The tool can be reinstated if/when resources can be found to update and maintain it.
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