In part two of the navel orangeworm (NOW) mini-series, Luke Milliron sits down with farm advisor David Haviland to discuss the efficacy of mating disruption for managing NOW in almond!
This interview takes place in December 2017 after the Almond Conference. Research on the efficacy of mating disruption for NOW by UC researchers is ongoing in 2018. Haviland mentions three available mating disruption products: Suterra, Pacific Biocontrol and Semios (all aerosol dispensers, none are organic). A fourth product, the Trécé MESO are passively emitting “strip” dispensers (registered spring 2018, organic).
For a summary of Haviland’s 2017 NOW mating disruption findings (Trécé product on slide 16 has since been registered), as well as almond integrated pest management updates from other UC researchers please see: almonds.com/sites/default/files/content/attachments/Th-308%201045am%20SESSION%20Slides_0.pdf
Mention of a trade name is not an endorsement or a recommendation.
Music by Muriel Gordon.