Suterra Blog: Vine Mealybug

Suterra PCA Aly Pulford checks vine mealybug traps in a California vineyard

Suterra and Farm Progress Launches New Online Vine Mealybug Management Course

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Suterra and Farm Progress Launches New Online Vine Mealybug Management Course

BEND, ORE.- October 14, 2021 – Suterra, the global leader in environmentally sustainable pest control, in collaboration with agriculture news publisher Farm Progress, today..

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Vine Mealybug vs. Grape Mealybug Identification

 Grape growers on the West Coast have become familiar with the rising threat of vine mealybug in recent years. The insect is particularly concerning for growers as it can spread..

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Identifying Vine Mealybug in California Vineyards

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..

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Suterra Aids in Lodi Vine Mealybug Biocontrol Demonstration

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..

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The Effort to Battle Vine Mealybug in Lodi, California

At LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards, a combination of pesticides, community collaboration, and Suterra’s pheromone mating disruption products provide an integrated pest..

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Vine Mealybug Monitoring in California Vineyards

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..

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Vine Mealybug Biocontrol in California Vineyards

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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Vine Mealybug Season Tips

Growers typically deploy pheromone mating disruption for Planococcus ficus (Vine Mealybug, VMB ) in the spring. Depending on local practices and availability of labor, deployment..

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Trapping and Monitoring for Vine Mealybug in California Wine Grapes

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..

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