Bacterial Canker and Blast

Over the past few weeks, there have been a high frequency of problems reported with bacterial canker and blast. Bacterial blast results in blighted blossoms and causes crop loss. Interestingly, when there is a high frequency of blast, the very similar disease of bacterial canker appears a few weeks later in young trees(we are starting to […]

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Leaffooted Bug Aggregations Have Begun to Disperse

  Winter temperatures this 2016 / 2017 season were not cold enough to have any negative impact on overwintering populations of leaffooted bug.  Since mid-October we have monitored large populations on a ½ mile-long pomegranate hedgerow in the Parlier area.  Aggregations averaged about 206 individuals on 19 October with just over 50% of the individuals […]

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