Our family owned and operated orchard has provided consumers with only the highest quality Louisiana pecans since 1987. We split the duties, and each niece, nephew, son, or daughter plays an integral role in keeping the operation running smoothly. There are a variety of different factors that can hinder the crops, but our team goes above and beyond to try and eliminate all of them. In taking these actions, our customers receive excellent tasting pecans to eat on their own or use in various dishes.
Pecan Tree DiseasesThe most common type of tree-related illness in our line of work is Pecan Scab. This fungal disease travels through the air and wreaks havoc. It begins by leaving round discolored spots on the leaves that eventually turn black. If left unchecked, the virus spreads to the pecans, which will cause them to drop from the tree early and prevent growth from occurring. Fungicides remedy the problem, but extra care is taken to ensure that the pecans are safe for consumption. Other conditions that can decimate current and future crops are cotton root rot and bunch disease.
Insects To Look For In A Pecan OrchardNot all bugs are creepy and crawly, nor do they all pose a threat to pecans. However, some insects hurt either the trees or nuts themselves, and they must be dealt with in a safe manner that is not harmful to consumers or the orchard. Typical insects associated with pecans include...
- Hickory shuckworms
- Black pecan aphids
- Stinkbugs, caterpillars, and various others