The black walnut curculio is a small insect that can have a big impact on black walnut crops. Trees infested with black walnut curculio can lose anywhere from a third to half of their nuts, says University of Missouri Extension state fruit specialist Michele Warmund. “Black walnut curculio overwinters in leaf litter or upper part of the soil,” Warmund says.…
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Missouri river hills would look beautiful lined with chestnut trees and they’d turn a pretty profit.
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