Phoebe sits down with David Haviland, the entomology advisor for Kern County. They talk about spider mite control, why it’s harder to keep mite populations down in the San Joaquin Valley than the Sacramento one, how many sprays you should be doing in a year, and why spider mite populations have more to do with natural predators than pesticide use. Mention of a pesticide is not an endorsement or written recommendation. Always check the label before you apply.
For more information, visit the UCIPM page on spider mite control in almonds: https://www2.ipm.ucanr.edu/agriculture/almond/Webspinning-Spider-Mites/
Thank you to the Almond Board of California and the California Pistachio Research Board for their contributions to this podcast. Music by Muriel Gordon.