Backyard Orchard News
Now that's Italian! The Italian honey bee (below) nectaring on a zinnia at the University of...
Citricola Scale - Update on Resistance and the Efficacy of Insecticides Nearing Registration
Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell
University of California
Citrus IPM Specialist and Research Entomologist
Thursday, September 13, 2012, 9:00-10:00 am
Location: Lindcove Research & Extension Center
22963 Carson Ave, Exeter CA
(559) 592-2408 ext 151 (call for directions)
We will bring the mobile teaching lab to an LREC orchard in which we are comparing registered and unregistered insecticides. Several new insecticides are nearing registration (2013-2014) and the efficacy of these products will be discussed. Field monitoring of citricola scale will be demonstrated including recommended treatment threshold densities for the fall period. We will also discuss ongoing organophosphate insecticide resistance studies.
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