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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

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

The Rise of Sustainable Certifications

Posted by Suterra on May 1, 2021 10:58:59 AM

Sonoma County Winegrowers made buzz in 2020 with their Climate Adaptation Certification program, a flagship program that uses local solutions to reduce greenhouse emissions in Sonoma vineyards. This program is one of many sustainable certifications that have popped up in recent years. These certifications vary widely; they may replace or supplement organic certifications, offer region-specific requirements or mandate something else entirely.

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Topics: California, sustainability

Vine Mealybug Monitoring in California Vineyards

Posted by Suterra on Apr 16, 2021 11:19:03 AM

Temperatures are heating up, and wine growers should keep an eye out for vine mealybug outbreaks in their vineyards.  Monitoring is a critical aspect for developing and executing an effective integrated pest management program.

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Topics: California, Vine Mealybug, Grapes, Monitoring, IPM, Septa Lure

Citrus Growers See First Flight of California Red Scale

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

You may have observed small numbers of California Red Scale males in pheromone traps ahead of the first flight ( defined as two consecutive weeks of increasing capture after February 1st).

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Topics: California, IPM, Citrus, California Red Scale, MDX, Mating Disruption

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, Oriental Fruit Moth, Peaches, MDX, BioLure

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, Crop Evaluation, Codling Moth, Walnuts, MDX, BioLure

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, Dispenser, Monitoring, Citrus, Septa Lure, Crop Evaluation, California Red Scale, MDX

California Red Scale 4th Flight Update

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

In the Central Valley of California, depending on location, the fourth flight of California Red Scale Aonidiella aurantii in citrus would have started between the 20th and 30th of August based on degree-day accumulation.

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Topics: California, Dispenser, Monitoring, IPM, Citrus, Septa Lure, California Red Scale, MDX, Mating Disruption