Pests

SST: a key solutions provider for hort industries

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SST is a key solutions provider for the agricultural and horticultural industries.

Peach fruit moth—major pest of apples in Asia (part 3)

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Control of peach fruit moth

'Fishing' for codling moth

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For the past decade, researchers led by James Miller, Ph.D., at Michigan State University (MSU) have been refining our understanding of how insects move and interact with pheromone traps.

Spiders: key predators (part 2)

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If you practice IPM, what better ally is there than this group of predators?

Peach fruit moth—major pest of apples in Asia (part 2)

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Peach moth (Carposina sasakii) is a major pest of apples & an occasional pest of peach throughout China, Korea and Japan. It is also a pest of jujube, another important tree fruit crop in China.

Spiders: key predators

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If you practice IPM, what better ally is there than this group of predators?

Peach fruit moth - major pest of apples in Asia

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Peach moth (Carposina sasakii) is a major pest of apples & an occasional pest of peach throughout China, Korea and Japan.

Woolly Aphid (part 4)

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White, cotton-like masses represent a serious pest of apples in Australia: the woolly aphid.

Thrips warn each other of danger

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How dangerous is the enemy coming your way? Some animals warn each other so that they can flee. 

Starting small—spotted wing drosophila (part 2)

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Spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) is a close relative of the common vinegar fly. It was unheard of in China until about five years ago.

Woolly Aphid (part 3)

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Insecticide field trials.

Starting small—spotted wing drosophila

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Spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) is a close relative of the common vinegar fly (Drosophila melanogaster).

Woolly Aphid (part 2)

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Failure to control aerial infestations of woolly aphid can result in underground infestations on susceptible rootstocks.

Carpophilus beetles— a serious pest (part 2)

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Poor orchard hygiene (i.e. fruit left on and under trees) and poor hygiene around packing sheds is a major cause of the beetle surviving and increasing in early spring, to the point where the beetle is a major pest by early summer.

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