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Five Things That Worked for Pest Control in 2021 — and a Few Things That Didn’t

PCAs interviewed at the 2021 Crop Consultant Conference and in the field emphasized nutrition, sanitation, tracking degree days and mating disruption as their major tools to keep crop damage low in tree nut crops this year. No surprise that navel orangeworm (NOW) and mite control were their two biggest challenges throughout a hot and dry summer, but they all had strategies that worked as well as some that worked less effectively. What Worked Their five most successful strategies for pest control in 2021 were: Sticking with a Plan “We had a good pest control plan,” said David Vieira, PCA for...

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