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Citrus IPM

Citrus IPM News

California red scale – it’s that time of the year to make spray applications!

CRS on fruit

California red scale is a key pest of citrus in California. Its life cycle starts as crawlers produced by overwintering females from the past season. Crawlers move and find a suitable place to start feeding. Once they have settled they do not move....

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2022 at 4:18 PM

Monitoring California red scale populations by using pheromone traps and degree days

California red scale Pheromone cards

Monitoring California red scale populations by using pheromone traps and degree days California red scale is an armored scale that attacks all citrus varieties. It attacks all aerial parts of the tree including leaves, fruits, twigs, and branches by...

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 10:44 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

Citrus thrips field day at LREC

Citrus thrips field day at LREC On April 22, Lindcove Research Center hosted the first field event of year 2022! A field day was dedicated to discussing information on citrus thrips biology, differentiating citrus thrips from flower thrips, citrus...

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 3:33 PM

Citrus mealybug activity is starting the Central Valley!

Citrus mealybug female and crawlers on leaf

Citrus mealybug has been increasing issue in the San Joaquin Valley in last 3 years. It has been reported from Kern, Fresno, Tulare, and Madera counties in the past years. It is a hemipteran pest that feeds on plant sap, reducing tree vigor and...

Posted on Friday, February 11, 2022 at 1:09 PM

The Annual Citrus Fruit Display and Tasting is Back!!

Citrus Fruit Dispaly and Tasting

This weekend is the annual Citrus Fruit Display and Fruit Tasting Event at Lindcove REC!! Event: Oranges, mandarins, lemons, limes, grapefruit, pomelos, and citrons and many other citrus varieties – 180 citrus varieties will be on display Place:...

Posted on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 4:01 PM

Stepping in as citrus IPM Advisor

Sandipa Gautam (002)

As of July 2021, I joined the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources as a Cooperative Extension Area Citrus IPM Advisor at Lindcove Research and Extension Center. I am very excited in my new role and for the opportunity to serve San Joaquin Valley that...

Posted on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 12:44 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Pest Management

This set of web pages will provide you with information about citrus pests in the San Joaquin Valley.

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