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Research Project: New Tools for Managing Key Pests of Pecan and Peach

Location: Fruit and Tree Nut Research

Title: Managing pecan aphids

item Cottrell, Ted
item Slusher, Eddie
item BARMAN, APURBA - University Of Georgia

Submitted to: Pecan Grower
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/18/2023
Publication Date: 6/1/2023
Citation: Cottrell, T.E., Slusher, E.K., Barman, A.K. 2023. Managing pecan aphids. Pecan Grower. Vol. 35, no. 3:50-52.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Early season aphid management most often can rely on natural enemies. If damaging, early season aphid outbreaks occur, they are likely connected to early season insecticide applications. If at all possible, hold off on the early season aphid treatments and let the natural enemies do the job for you. However, when we get to August, black pecan aphids can inflict serious foliar injury that cannot be managed by natural enemies and intervention with gibberellic acid and/or aphicides will likely be needed.