Suterra Blog

Suterra Entomologist Discusses Mating Disruption, Biocontrol

Posted by Suterra on Apr 9, 2021 1:59:28 PM

Dr. Emily Symmes, A Suterra entomologist discusses sustainable mating disruption puffers along with IPM and biocontrol with UAV-IQ.

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Topics: matingdisruption, treenuts, IPM, Mating Disruptors, biocontrol

Citrus Growers See First Flight of California Red Scale

Posted by Suterra on Mar 29, 2021 3:31:16 PM

by Greg Montez, Suterra Technical Field Manager

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Topics: California, Pheromone, IPM, Citrus, CRS

Using Degree-Days to Track Codling Moth

Posted by Suterra on Mar 26, 2021 1:52:08 PM

     Degree-days are an incredibly helpful tool for monitoring pests and subsequently timing sprays and other pest management techniques. Learn more about how degree-days can help you from Sara Goldman, Suterra Technical Support Manager.

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Topics: monitoring, codling moth, walnuts, apples, degree-days

Suterra Expert Discusses Helpful Natural Enemies on MyAgLife Podcast

Posted by Suterra on Mar 22, 2021 10:44:45 AM

    The MyAgLife podcast recently conducted an interview with Suterra’s Senior Manager of Technical Field Services, Dr. Emily Symmes. In the interview, Symmes discusses why natural enemies are important, and how to get the most out of them in your orchards. 

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Topics: media, navel orangeworm, IPM, biocontrol

Monitor for Oriental Fruit Moth with Suterra's Traps and Lures

Posted by Suterra on Feb 15, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Oriental fruit moth is a common and potentially damaging pest in peach orchards. Monitoring for this insect on your farm is a critical component of your integrated pest management program and will also help ensure that your program meets regulatory criteria for export markets. 

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Topics: California, monitoring, ofm, oriental fruit moth, peaches

Monitoring for Codling Moth in Walnut Orchards

Posted by Suterra on Feb 12, 2021 6:00:00 AM

     As March approaches, traps to monitor the first codling moth flight will soon be placed in walnut orchards. Below are some reminders of best practices for monitoring and managing this pest.

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Topics: California, monitoring, codling moth, walnuts, cm

Best Practices on Codling Moth Monitoring in Apple Orchards

Posted by Suterra on Feb 11, 2021 4:47:04 PM

    Codling moth traps will soon be hung in apple orchards in the Pacific Northwest. Now is a great time to refresh your knowledge on how to look out for this pest.

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Topics: monitoring, codling moth, cm, apples, washington

Best Practices for Monitoring California Red Scale

Posted by Suterra on Jan 29, 2021 5:30:00 AM

With spring approaching, the citrus industry in California will soon begin monitoring for California Red Scale. Now is a great time to review best practices for monitoring the pest.

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Topics: California, monitoring, Septa Lure, Damage, CRS

California Red Scale 4th Flight Update

Posted by Suterra on Sep 24, 2020 2:43:33 PM

California Red Scale – Fourth Flight, August 2020. Written by Greg Montez. 

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Topics: matingdisruption, California, Pheromone, IPM, Citrus

Birds Bounce Back With Alternative Pest Control

Posted by Suterra on Sep 24, 2020 2:42:07 PM

L’Albufera National Park, a nature reserve located on the Gulf of Valencia Spain, has seen its bird populations decline from years of conventional pesticides application to combat the spread of invasive Asiatic rice borer moths. Today through the use of modern mating disruption practices, the birds are returning. 

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Topics: matingdisruption, Pheromone, IPM, Mating Disruptors, Spain