Managing pecan trees is a crucial part of producing quality nuts on a yearly basis. Proper management will help ensure each nut is filled, insect free, and tasty. If everything is done right your trees will also be left with enough stored energy to produce a full crop every year.
The following is a list of common problems:Scab –go to the Agweather.mesonet.org and select PECAN on the top left of page, then under PEST CONTROL, select PECAN SCAB. Phylloxera (Galls) Pecan Nut Casebearer Pecan Weevil Walnut Datana Webworm Twig Girdler Aphids Zinc Deficiency
The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service provides Fact Sheets to help prevent and control insects and diseases, when to treat, and what chemicals to use. You can click on fact sheets link above to go directly to treatments for the listed problems or visit their website at http://www.hortla.okstate.edu/pecan/index.htm.
General Management:Water Fertilizer – See Fertilizing Pecan Trees by Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Nut Thinning – See Crop Load Management by Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Pruning – See Annual Pruning of Trees by Oklahoma Cooperative Extension
Other Fact Sheets of Interest by Oklahoma Cooperative Extension ServiceImproving Native Pecan Groves Weed Control Insect Identification Managing Yard Trees Calander for Pecan Growers Pecan Varities for Oklahoma Starting New Pecan Trees Propagation of Fruit and Nuts by Seed Collecting and Storing Graft Wood Selecting Best Way of Starting Pecan Trees Pollination Requirements