Pest Management

Breaking out of the navel orangeworm cycle

{Sponsored} Almond acres continue to increase, summer temperatures are trending up and, seemingly, so should the navel orangeworm (NOW) threat. Right? Not the case during the 2020 season, which saw... more »

Save a spray, but don’t scale back on monitoring

There is good news for almond growers worried about outbreaks of San Jose scale in their orchards: fine-tuned Integrated Pest Management (IPM) recommendations – if adhered to – likely will allow g... more »

Conference on sterile insects – key piece of CDFA IPM – set for Feb. 4

The California Department of Food and Agriculture will host a forum on Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) on Feb. 4 via Zoom. SIT is a key component in CDFA’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) app... more »

Almond Board and CAPCA join forces to support pest control advisers

Pest Control Advisers (PCAs) are trusted, reliable members of the California almond industry who play a vital role in supporting growers and applicators. As the industry continues to strive toward ... more »

Invasive pest challenges targeted with $70M in USDA funding

The USDA is allocating more than $70 million to support 383 projects under the Plant Protection Act’s Section 7721 program to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveill... more »

Navel orangeworm pressure expected to rise later this century

Outsized wildfires, rising sea levels and disappearing glaciers are dramatic signs of climate change, but not the only ones. New University of California Agricultural and Natural Resources research pr... more »

$1M research project to test mating disruption for pest control in walnuts

The Community Alliance with Family Farmers and UC Cooperative Extension are working with farmers to establish six demonstration sites in walnut orchards that will examine the effectiveness of matin... more »

UGA to begin new pecan variety trials in southeast Georgia

University of Georgia faculty will begin a series of pecan trials this winter to help identify better management practices for growers. New pecan trees will be planted at UGA College of Agricultura... more »

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