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4-H'ers monitor Pecan Weevils

Pecan farmers are closely monitoring and protecting their crop these days as the nuts are pushing toward final maturity. The bug getting the most attention right now is the Pecan Weevil. This insect is a larger version of its infamous kissing cousin the Boll Weevil. From August through September is when weevils start their annual emergence from the orchard floor to attack pecans.

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