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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

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

Trapping and Monitoring for Vine Mealybug in California Wine Grapes

Posted by Suterra on Apr 8, 2020 1:59:28 PM

The Vine Mealybug (VMB) is a serious insect pest of grapes grown in California. There are only a few chemical management options available, and the more that these are used, the higher the likelihood is of insecticide resistance developing. Proper monitoring is a necessary step in assuring premium wine grape growers that their vines are clean and their management plans are effective.

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Topics: California, Vine Mealybug, Grapes, Septa Lure, MDX, Mating Disruption