There appears to be a good nut set on the trees this season. However, even with a good nut set water is so critical for pecan trees . We have been in a drought cycle this spring with only a few showers. Last week we finally received some substantial rainfall – a total a four inches over a period of two to three days. Seems like overnight the grass under the trees turned from brown to green. The tiny nutlets are increasing in size daily. With the temperatures in the upper 90′s and low 100′s we will need more rain in the next couple of weeks. Mark is getting ready to spray for second generation casebearer. He will also include a fungicide for scab.
We attended the annual Tri-State Pecan Growers meeting in Bossier City mid June. It was great to catch up with fellow pecan growers and get up to date information on new products for insect and disease control in the pecan orchard. As always there is still plenty to do at this “NUT FARM”! That is all for now as it is time to go check on the guys that are picking up limbs.