UC IPM has just published an online video to help almond growers manage pests using the year-round IPM program.
How to Manage Almond Pests Using the Year-Round IPM Program is a narrated how-to guide for growers, PCAs and others who work in almonds, showing what needs to be done throughout the season to stay on top of pest problems.
Going back and forth between the year-round IPM program and Pest Management Guidelines, the video shows how these two resources are used together to manage key almond pests, such as navel orangeworm, peach twig borer and shot hole. The video goes deeper into the guidelines with tips on taking dormant spur samples, monitoring for shoot strikes, and looking for predators and parasites of key pests. Also included are instructions on using treatment tables to choose pesticides that are effective while examining effects on honey bees, natural enemies and the environment.