Gill's Mealybug in Pistachios
Gill's mealybug is a relatively new pest of pistachios in California. It
was first recognized in the late 1990s near the town of Tulare. It can now be
found throughout most of Tulare County and is becoming more and more
established in Kern and Kings Counties.
During 2013, UCCE Farm advisors David Haviland and Elizabeth Fichtner
conducted an insecticide trial to evaluate the effectiveness of existing and
prospective insecticides against Gill's mealybug.
Pistachio growers are invited to see the results of this trial while taking
the opportunity to learn more about this pest and how it can be managed.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the
intersection of Ave. 208 and
Rd. 28, Northeast of Corcoran
Sponsored by UCCE Farm Advisors David Haviland and Elizabeth Fichtner No
reservations required. For more info call (661) 868-6200
There will be a formal presentation from 10:15 to 10:35am. The remainder of
the time will be for discussion and exploration of an ongoing mealybug research
trial. (No CEU units are being offered)
Labels: August 29 meeting, David Haviland, Elizabeth Fichtner, Gill's mealybug, pistachios