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Identifying Vine Mealybug in California Vineyards

Posted by Suterra on Jul 9, 2021 4:24:43 PM

Vine mealybug can cause permanent damage to vineyards if left unchecked, yet can be easily confused with several similar pests. Learn about mealybugs and how to distinguish vine mealybugs from other species in this article. 

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Topics: Vine Mealybug, Grapes, MDX

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

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

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

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

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