Pest invades pecan trees in New Mexico


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Pecan trees are being invaded by a pest, so a quarantine is now in effect.

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture said the pecan weevil has been spotted in trees in Artesia, Roswell, Hobbs and Clovis.

A small number of pecan trees are being affected, and the state wants to keep it that way.

Right now, they say the weevil is only affecting residential trees and not major farms.

The Department of Agriculture has implemented a 60-day quarantine that started Friday. Movement of pecans produced within the four impacted cities is restricted.

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