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As school starts up, here’s a quick refresher on economic threshold levels

This article was initially published on Freshfruitportal.com.

 

As we discussed in our previous article, Economic Threshold Levels (ETLs) are tools which are used to determine optimal action...

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Economic decision making in IPM (Part 1)

This article was initially published on Freshfruitportal.com.

 

While Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a blend of art and science where experience and rules of thumb are relied upon heavily, a...

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How to control mealybugs in your vineyard

This article was initially published on Freshfruitportal.com.

 

In the previous article we’ve discussed the injury that could be caused by mealybugs in table grape vineyards, the resulting...

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Tags: Augmentative biocontrol, Vine mealybug, Vineyard

How to monitor mealybugs in your vineyard

This article was initially published on Freshfruitportal.com.

 

The US is the sixth largest producer and the third largest exporter of table grapes in the world. 99% of the US’s production is...

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Aliens (aka parasitoids) versus predators

This article was initially published on Freshfruitportal.com.

 

In our previous articles we have written about the enemies of my enemies, commonly referred to as “beneficials” or “biological...

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How to control two-spotted spider mites in strawberry production
This article was initially published on Freshfruitportal.com.

 

 

With an annual value of about $2.6 billion, California represents close to 90% of the United State’s strawberry production,...

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Tags: Strawberry, Two-spotted spider mite