[Plant-biology] pecan trees - worms

customshell from sbcglobal.net via plantbio%40net.bio.net (by customshell from sbcglobal.net)
Fri Oct 9 17:21:32 EST 2009

Mr. Ashworth,

My family and I used to live in Oxford, Ms., so I'm at least familiar with your area.  I currently run a general pecan business with my brother.  I can't say we've had to deal extensively with web worms in our current location (Lubbock, Tx.),but I've got a name of a chemical that you can apply to your infested trees that aren't suppose to harm the various species of tree the webworm tends to feed on.  It's called Bacillus Thuringiensis.  I haven't the slightest clue on how to pronouce it.  I'd check with a local pest control specialist on where you might be able to locate the compound and how/when to apply it.  I'm sure by now you've done your homework on these critters and have discovered that while they won't kill your trees, they can restrict pecan output, but mostly just look terrible.  I hope you are able to find a cure if this doesn't work out for you.  Good luck.

Brandon Cochran
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