Arizona Veg IPM Update: Insect activity, fusarium wilt, weed control

Arizona Veg IPM Update: Insect activity, fusarium wilt, weed control

The bagrada bug population has been heavy this year in low-desert-grown cole crops in southwestern Arizona and California's Imperial Valley.  Pest control advisers are still actively battling the bagrada bug, especially in Bard (Calif.), and Arizona's Gila and Yuma valleys.  

The Arizona Vegetable Integrated Pest Management Update from the University of Arizona (UA) Cooperative Extension in Yuma, Ariz. released Oct. 16, 2013.

Insect activity remains steady

By John Palumbo, UA research scientist and Extension specialist

The recent break in the weather suggests that insect activity in general should begin to significantly decline throughout the region. In the Yuma Valley during the last 10 days, temperatu

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