Suterra Blog

Identifying Vine Mealybug in California Vineyards

Posted by Suterra on Jul 9, 2021 4:24:43 PM

Vine mealybug can cause permanent damage to vineyards if left unchecked, yet can be easily confused with several similar pests. Learn about mealybugs and how to distinguish vine mealybugs from other species in this article. 

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Topics: Vine Mealybug, Grapes, MDX

Suterra Aids in Lodi Vine Mealybug Biocontrol Demonstration

Posted by Suterra on Jul 1, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Suterra’s products were recently used in a collaborative IPM demonstration funded by Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE). Throughout the past two years, growers and researchers worked together to confirm the effectiveness of two of the most popular IPM strategies in combating vine mealybug in Lodi. Learn more about the project here in this article.

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Topics: Media, California, Vine Mealybug, Grapes

2020 Wildfires scorched California vineyards- but growers can rise from the ashes

Posted by Suterra on Jun 30, 2021 10:53:00 AM

2020 was a difficult year for people of all vocations. Unfortunately, California wine growers faced unique stressors last year. They not only had to deal with the economic fallout of COVID-19 but also suffered from the most devastating wildfire damage in the state’s history.

As the 2021 wildfire season resurges in California, growers can learn from last year’s devastating season to prepare for the future. Fire and smoke damage can be particularly devastating for winegrowers, but there are ways that growers can ameliorate the threat.

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Topics: California, Grapes

Suterra Releases Video on Sprayable Mating Disrption

Posted by Suterra on Jun 29, 2021 10:20:54 AM

Check out Suterra’s newest video on sprayable mating disruption! In the video, a Suterra expert explains how sprayable pheromone can be a flexible, versatile option for growers dealing with variable conditions throughout the season.

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Topics: Flowable, IPM

Free eBook on Diamondback Moth Management

Posted by Suterra on Jun 16, 2021 8:27:53 PM

The diamondback moth presents a significant challenge for American producers of cruciferous plants. It is uniquely adept at developing resistance to traditional insecticides, can breed continuously in the warmer regions of the southern United States, and can produce up fifteen generations in a year depending on location. This billion-dollar problem has no single simple solution. Instead, a holistic Integrated Pest Management program is the best approach for tackling this prolific pest. 

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Topics: diamondback moth, cole crops

Monitoring for Diamondback Moth in Cole Crops

Posted by Suterra on Jun 15, 2021 10:01:13 PM

Diamondback moth can damage a wide variety of cole crops if left unchecked. Remind yourself of best practices when monitoring for this pest with these tips and tricks.

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Topics: Monitoring, Pheromone, diamondback moth, cole crops

What is pheromone pest control?

Posted by Suterra on Jun 2, 2021 10:50:19 AM

Pest management is often associated with insecticides and little else. However, a comprehensive Integrated Pest Management program tackles insects at all stages of development. Suterra’s CheckMate mating disruption products use affordable and ecologically-friendly methods to effectively stop new generations of pests from even being born.

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Topics: IPM, Mating Disruption

Suterra Announces the Launch of BioAmp® AA, the World’s First Argentine Ant Trail Pheromone Insecticide Adjuvant

Posted by Suterra on Jun 1, 2021 5:00:00 AM

Suterra LLC today announced the U.S. launch of BioAmp® AA, the world’s first trail pheromone adjuvant for the control of Argentine Ants (Linepithema humile). Pheromones are semiochemicals that govern insect behaviors such as forming trails or finding mates.

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Topics: Media, Company News, commercial pests

3D Printing Promotes Innovation in Suterra Engineers

Posted by Suterra on May 26, 2021 4:17:00 PM

Scott Lindbloom, Suterra’s manufacturing engineer, inserts the force gauge into the Puffer® and easily clicks it into place. The gauge is quickly able to measure the motor power of the product, which is an important regular measurement for quality control. However, the most interesting thing about the measurement is not the force gauge itself, but the lime green casing surrounding it. It perfectly fits around the gauge and provides a handle for the otherwise unwieldy device.

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Topics: sustainability, We Are Suterra

The Effort to Battle Vine Mealybug in Lodi, California

Posted by Suterra on May 20, 2021 11:19:36 AM

At LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards, a combination of pesticides, community collaboration, and Suterra’s pheromone mating disruption products provide an integrated pest management approach.

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Topics: California, Vine Mealybug, Grapes