State Schedules Public Hearings On Pecan Weevil Quarantine

The state department of Agriculture has scheduled a series of public hearings to cover the topic of pecan weevils. The state has implemented a new quarantine area after discovery of the pest that has the potential to wipe out entire crops. Pecan Weevils were recently found in as many as 200 trees in several eastern New Mexico counties. The meeting siwll be held in Hobbs, Artesia, and Las Cruces beginning AUgust 10th. That meeting will be at the state agriculture building in Las Cruces. The Hobbs meeting will be AUgust 13th at the Agnes Kastner Community Center at 2:30 p.m. And the Artesia meeting will be Tuesday, August 14th and the Artesia Public Schools Administration Office startying at 9:00 a.m.