Pecan leak droppage+insects

twastew50January 2, 2007

About 3 yrs ago I planted a cutting from a Pecan tree from a nursery going out of business. Actually, the nursery was owned by one of the "Amos & Andy" actors after they retired. (if anyone's old enought to remember them :).

It is at 10-15 ft tall and the only tree in our yard that survived our hurricane last year.

It is bearing very large pecans. And a good grower.

Rather quickly, the leaves have been eaten around the edges, leaves are turning brownish-red and dropping at an alarming rate from the bottom up

There is a "critter" and larvae, too. Bright orange w/white spots, long black legs.

I went to our FLA Extension and they suggested "Malaphion" spray. Already have "Garden Safe" a mixture of pyrethrins & canola oil.

This little guy is a special survivor. Please help.....

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OK,got picture of one of the "critters" but haven't figured the dwnld yet. It is a tiny tiny snail and the other is a 1/4" long orange body, white dots, and black legs. Anybody know what they are?

    Bookmark   January 2, 2007 at 9:42PM
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Figured it out myself.
went to "expert" in the field , found the answer, no need to respond. Still a great site... Thanx

    Bookmark   January 3, 2007 at 10:56PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

NO fair not sharing the identification of the critter. Beetle? Truebug?

    Bookmark   January 5, 2007 at 3:18PM
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