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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

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

Organic Farming: A Grower's Dilemma

Posted by Suterra on May 10, 2021 9:50:14 AM

Organic products are perceived as healthier and fetch a higher price. However, they’re also more difficult for farmers to grow, and may not actually be better for the environment. Is the organic sticker worth the effort?

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Topics: IPM, 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

Suterra Entomologist Discusses Mating Disruption, Biocontrol

Posted by Suterra on Apr 9, 2021 1:59:28 PM

Dr. Emily Symmes, a Suterra entomologist discusses sustainable mating disruption puffers along with IPM and biocontrol with UAV-IQ.

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Topics: Media, IPM, Biocontrol, Mating Disruption, Pheromone

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

Suterra Expert Discusses Helpful Natural Enemies on MyAgLife Podcast

Posted by Suterra on Mar 22, 2021 10:44:45 AM

    The MyAgLife podcast recently conducted an interview with Suterra’s Senior Manager of Technical Field Services, Dr. Emily Symmes. In the interview, Symmes discusses why natural enemies are important, and how to get the most out of them in your orchards. 

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Topics: Media, Navel Orangeworm, IPM, Biocontrol, sustainability

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

Birds Bounce Back With Alternative Pest Control

Posted by Suterra on Sep 24, 2020 2:42:07 PM

L’Albufera National Park, a nature reserve located on the Gulf of Valencia Spain, has seen its bird populations decline from years of conventional pesticides application to combat the spread of invasive Asiatic rice borer moths. Today through the use of modern mating disruption practices, the birds are returning. 

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Topics: IPM, Spain, sustainability, Mating Disruption, Stem Borer, Rice

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