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Pecan Trees Damaged by the Hickory Shoot Curculio

Pecan samples brought to the University of Kentucky Entomology Laboratory in Princeton exhibited injury to new shoots and stems. These samples were collected by Darrell Simpson (Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent in Muhlenberg, KY) on behalf of a grower. The

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Hickory Shoot Curculio (Weevil)

Hickory shoot curculio (HSC) larvae are legless grubs that tunnel into new shoots and stems of hickory and pecan. The injury causes early leaf drop and flagging (brown leaves on scattered branches of infested trees). The HSC occurs throughout the

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