Project Number: 2034-43000-043-015-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Nov 1, 2019
End Date: Mar 31, 2022
Determine effect of insecticides for control of navel orangeworm during first flight (spring) in the presence and absence of mating disruption.
Sentinel almond strands (groups of 20 almonds inshell and inhull, glued to a stick or dowel) will serve as experimental units in a randomized complete block design experiment comparing the effect of various insecticides on almond infestation by navel orangeworm in non-mating disruption and mating disruption orchards. Emphasis will be placed insecticide treatment during the first flight (spring). Each strand will be placed in a separate tree, and orchard rows will serve as replicate blocks.