Category Archives: Insects

How late can almonds be shaken for winter sanitation?

Winter sanitation is critical in managing navel orangeworm (as well as some other diseases) within almonds. Removing this past year’s remaining almonds – also known as mummies – is a time intensive process. Sanitation occurs by winter poling crews or by re-shaking the trees. This “winter-shake” is a quick way of removing the majority of […]

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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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Where are Leaffooted Bug Overwintering?

Written by Kris Tollerup, University of California Cooperative Extension Area-wide IPM Advisor, Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Parlier, CA For a few seasons now, I have been interested in understanding more and ultimately finding better monitoring tools for Leaffooted bug, Leptoglossus spp.  Most growers and PCAs have a  good working knowledge of this bug […]

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