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Social Media Roundup May 2023: Codling Moth and Beneficial Insects

Suterra Jun 1, 2023 11:38:00 AM
Cover crops in an almond orchard.

Did you catch Suterra on social media this month? Recap on our most recent posts for mating disruption information, grower tips and tricks and more in this May summary.

5/2: Beneficial Insects

From pollinators of all types to parasitoid wasps that reduce pest populations as part of their natural lifecycle, orchards and vineyards are full of invertebrate species providing benefits to the crops where they live. What are some of your favorite species to see in the field?

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5/3: Orchard Agroecology

Everything in almond and pistachio orchards can be connected, and many predator species help keep populations of pests like spider mites down.

However, these same predators are susceptible to broad-spectrum pesticides used to treat common nut crop pests, like navel orangeworm. Using species-specific mating disruption to reduce NOW populations, almond growers can reduce their pesticide input and protect beneficial predators.

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5/5: Cinco de Mayo

Did you know Suterra helps protect citrus and tomatoes!? On Cinco de Mayo, we recognize the important contributions of the agricultural communities that produce the food and drink we enjoy on this holiday and throughout the year.

Join us in honoring the hard work of the growers who bring us the delicious ingredients we enjoy!

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5/10: Flowable Mating Disruption

Conducting sprays with our Flowable product soon? Remember to strike and shake the bottle before mixing to disperse the cake layer. Learn more about Flowable from our team member Andrea in this short video.

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5/11: Argentine Ant Control

Want to learn more on how to prevent reapplications for Argentine Ants?

Josh Faur, Orkin Branch Manager, shares how BioAmp® AA can easily be added to standard PMP procedures in this short video.

LinkedIn // Video

5/15: Nut Crop Round Table

The Association of Applied IPM Ecologists is hosting a nut crop round table this Wednesday, May 17, in Tulare, CA.

Suterra's entomology experts will be on hand to engage and answer questions about integrated pest managent and mating disruption.

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5/17: National Walnut Day

Protect your walnuts for national walnut day! Codling Moth is a primary pest of walnuts, causing nut drop early in the season and infesting the harvestable crop later in the year. How are you protecting your walnuts from Codling Moth? Suterra has monitoring and mating disruption solutions available.

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5/20: Cover Cropping

Cover crops are a source of nectar and pollen, essential in supporting bee populations.

When bees are present, almond flower quality improves. Almond flowers are more inviting and protein-dense, providing bees with a diverse and nutritious diet.

LinkedIn // Facebook // Info

5/22: Stonefruit Early Harvest

Early harvest for stonefruit, including apricots, cherries, nectarines, and peaches, begins soon if it hasn't already started for you!

Stonefruit is protected from oriental fruit moth using non-toxic mating disruption, so that you will have delicious, high-quality, and damage-free product for the fruit's peak season.

LinkedIn // OFM Mating Disruption

5/24: Codling Moth in Walnuts

Codling moth (CM) is a major pest of walnuts, causing significant economic losses for growers. One effective method of control is the use of mating disruption, which involves the release of pheromones that interfere with the moth's ability to mate and reproduce.

Did you know that there are sprayable mating disruption products for codling moth?

LinkedIn // Facebook // UC-IPM

5/29: Memorial Day

Our employees are vital in helping our growers, and we appreciate their hard work and dedication to our mission.
We hope our team had an opportunity to relax, recharge, reflect on our fallen heroes during the Memorial Day weekend, and spend time with family and friends.

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