[NAFEX] pecan problem

Michael Nave jmichaelnave at yahoo.com
Fri May 18 19:04:27 EDT 2007


Why would you buy from TyTy?

--- Hilborn.E at epamail.epa.gov wrote:

> I would love some help with this problem. I need to
> save my tree!
> I have a 9' Stuart pecan that I planted as an 8'
> grafted bare root tree
> in the fall of 2005.  It leafed out well last year
> and seemed vigorous.
> This year, it is leafing out slowly compared to the
> nearby 11' Pawnee
> (8' grafted bare root planted fall 2004). Both trees
> are from TyTy
> nursery, Georgia.  I also noted that some of the new
> shoots (on the
> Stuart only) have withered and died apparently just
> as they were leafing
> out.  This is particularly true of lower branches,
> and on some of the
> mid branches, only the tips are withered.  The
> withered tips are medium
> brown in color and curve back on themselves, similar
> to the 'shepherd's
> crook' appearance of fire blight.
> This spring both of the tree's buds were tight and
> closed during the
> Easter freeze.
> I fertilized this year with a new product that
> contains zinc sulfate.
> I have observed twig girdler (Oncideres cingulata)
>  damage, otherwise the trees have seemed healthy in
> the past.            
> Anybody have any ideas on this phenomenon?
> Betsy Hilborn
>  zone 7a, NC

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