Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Officials offer pecan quarantine reminder

 

January 1, 2020

Courtesy photo: New Mexico Department of Agriculture

Pecan weevil grubs grow and feed inside the nut and produce a round, BB-sized hole when the grub exits. Infected nuts that are lightweight often end up in the lower-grade nuts or trash piles. New Mexico Department of Agriculture officials encourage the public to be aware of the pecan weevil quarantine rule that affects movement of in-shell pecans.

The New Mexico pecan industry is important to the state, and New Mexico Department of Agriculture officials remind the public of the pecan weevil quarantine rule in three counties that affects movement of in-shell pecans.

In November 2018, the Pec...



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