California Almonds: Bigger Crop, Longer Harvest — Prime Scenario For Ant Damage Jun 20, 2020

    🕔Jun 20, 2020
    USDA-NASS estimates a three-billion-pound almond crop this year, with the nut set so heavy that many trees are even breaking scaffolds. The size of this year’s crop will likely translate […]

    Recruiting Ants to Fight Weeds on the Farm Jan 3, 2019

    🕔Jan 3, 2019
    Harvester ants that eat weed seeds on the soil’s surface can help farmers manage weeds on their farms, according to an international team of researchers, who found that tilling less […]

    California Almonds: Pests to Be Watching for Right Now Mar 23, 2017

    🕔Mar 23, 2017
    This year has been a challenging year to conduct any winter cultural practices due to constant rainstorms and flood situations. These are the pests currently active in orchards.

    California: Argentine Ants Can Be Controlled with Hydrogel Bait Feb 20, 2015

    🕔Feb 20, 2015
    Water-storing crystals known as hydrogels can effectively deliver pesticide bait to invasive Argentine ants, quickly decimating a colony, a Purdue University study finds. Pesticide sprays and baits are common tactics […]


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