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