Prionus Root Borers Identified as Silent Pecan Tree Killers in East Texas

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Date of Publication
June 29, 2023
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Overview

This free, 2-page article discusses the Prionus root borer and its potential to damage pecan trees in Texas.

Prionus root borers are an unexpected pest that can potentially plague and damage pecan trees, particularly in East Texas. This publication discusses the signs of infestation and physical characteristics of the Prionus root borer that producers should be aware of to prevent damage to pecan orchards. (2 pages)

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