Adult female Liriomyza tend to migrate to the top of the crop canopy where they feed on the upper leaf surface causing numerous small bleached spots. When the population is large, this type of damage alone can destroy the leaves. Female Tuta also tend to migrate to the top of the crop canopy to lay eggs but do not cause direct damage themselves.
Several testimonies collected “in the field” attest to the effectiveness of PROTECTA® and FRUCTUS® for the safety of the most delicate crops. Spring rains have a decisive influence on fruit quality, especially for the delicate cherry crops. The rain can indeed interrupt the flowering process and reduce quality.
Bioplanet has introduced to the market a new parasitoid insect that is the natural enemy of bugs - Trissolcus basalis. Over the past few years, talks have focused almost exclusively on the brown marmorated stink but and, in 2021 as well, Bioplanet has produced and released Anastatus bifasciatus on a large scale.
FAO said in the latest desert locust situation update that control operations continue in southwest Iran against hopper groups. It added that small scale breeding is likely to commence with the onset of the monsoon in July. In view of the movement of locusts in southwest Iran, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has said that a few small groups of immature adult locusts could form and move east to the Indo-Pakistan border.
Australia's grain growers have planted the largest area of winter crop on record, but the threat of the mouse plague hangs heavily over New South Wales. The latest outlook from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Research and Resource Economics Sciences (ABARES) shows more than 23 million hectares has been sown — two per cent more than last year.
A massive invasion of crickets is wreaking havoc on parts of Idaho. They're called Mormon Crickets because they have been decimating the crops of Mormon settlers since 1847. This year, the swarms that hatched in the town of Silver City are worse than ever. "There are just billions of them, I don't mean just a few, I mean billions and billions looks like the whole road surface is moving," Clarence Orton, President of the Silver City Property Owners said.
The Scientific Review on the Impact of Climate Change on Plant Pests - A global challenge to prevent and mitigate plant pest risks in agriculture, forestry and ecosystems by Professor Maria Lodovica, University of Turin (Italy), and ten co-authors from around the world was prepared under the auspices of the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention, hosted by FAO, and is one of the key initiatives of the International Year of Plant Health, which is coming to an end this month.
La Unió de Llauradors (Growers' Union) has shown through a study that the costs that producers are forced to make to fight the imported mealy bug pest from South Africa already represent an increase of 55% over total production costs in citrus. Although the pest is now widespread throughout the Region of Valencia and has already arrived in Murcia and Catalonia, the regions with the most damage are the Plana Baixa in Castellón and Camp de Morvedre and Camp de Túria in Valencia.
It’s that time of year when hundreds of thousands of bats flock to our region. These creatures of the night are a huge help to local farmers. A drive on I80 from Sacramento to Davis will take you over what about 250,000 of these bats call home. The Mexican free-tailed bats come here for the heat as well as one of the best bug buffets Sacramento has to offer.
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