Plum Curculio in Almonds – Facts for Fancy Fruit

Plum Curculio in Almonds

I received one of the most unusual samples to identify last week that I’ve seen during my time at Purdue. The sample contained almond nuts that were severely damaged by plum curculio. First, I didn’t know we could grow almonds in Indiana and, second, I didn’t know that plum curculio was a pest of almonds. It made more sense upon learning that almonds, like plums, peaches, cherries, etc., are members of the genus Prunus. So, my education continues.

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