New Mexico’s Pecan Industry is Having a Stranger Things Moment
According to KVIA, a tiny bug is threatening New Mexico's $180 million dollar pecan industry. The pecan weevil is a terror to the pecan industry in multiple countries in Southern New Mexico. It has been found in the Eddy, Lea, Chaves and Curry counties. The areas have been put into a temporary quarantine to help control the spread, but the New Mexico Department of Agriculture are looking into making it permanent.
If this happens, New Mexico's industry will take a major financial hit, due to the majority of their trading with the west. The quarantine does not allow areas that are infected to trade with safe areas, like the west. The weevil was found in late January 2017 by the Carlsbad Current-Argus and Roswell Daily Record.
Now, if you haven't seen season 2 of the Netflix series 'Stranger Things,' I am not really spoiling it, but for those who are very crucial about spoilers, I am mentioning something you can see in the trailers. The pumpkin patches around Hawkins are rapidly decaying. You can see all these tiny bugs flying around the pumpkins, which are coming from the nastiness of the upside down.
If you are obsessed with the show, like I am, then you can immediately connect the two incidents. I know the upside is not real, but the craziness that is beginning in New Mexico pecan orchards, is going to get seriously real. Hopefully, the bugs will leave, but if not, someone better start digging down and call Eleven.