Spring monitoring and control of leaffooted bugs

Spring monitoring and control of leaffooted bugs

Spring is a critical time to monitor and control overwintering leaffooted bugs in almond orchards.

 

Spring is a critical time to monitor and control overwintering leaffooted bugs that are moving into and feeding on developing almond nuts, resulting in crop losses from fruit drop.

This is particularly important in more susceptible almond varieties such as Fritz and Aldrich, and when the orchard has a history of leaffooted bug infestations. Adult leaffooted bugs overwinter in sheltered areas such as palm trees, junipers, pomegranates, citrus, olives and other popular ov

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