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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

Vine Mealybug Biocontrol in California Vineyards

Posted by Suterra on Aug 18, 2020 11:01:57 AM

Have you seen the latest video produced by the Lodi Winegrape Commission? It features various Vine Mealybug biocontrol measures in California vineyards. 

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Topics: Media, California, Vine Mealybug, Flowable, Dispenser, Grapes, IPM, Biocontrol, Mating Disruption

Vine Mealybug Season Tips

Posted by Suterra on Apr 17, 2020 12:24:33 PM

Growers typically deploy pheromone mating disruption for Planococcus ficus (Vine Mealybug, VMB ) in the spring. Depending on local practices and availability of labor, deployment can be done before the first flight (April), or just before the second flight (late May). Grower experience shows both strategies can be effective.

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Topics: California, Vine Mealybug, Flowable, Dispenser, Grapes, MDX, Mating Disruption