Aug. 29 Kings County Meeting Will Update Pistachio Growers
August 21, 2013
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)