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2019 Salinas Valley Entomology Seminar

This seminar will provide an overview of the area-wide monitoring and management of aphids, thrips and diamondback moth for lettuce and cole crops in the Salinas Valley. Data from our insecticide efficacy trials will be presented during this seminar. Additional topics for this seminar will include the new paradigms for IPM, thrips and INSV, spraying technology and detection of pesticides on surface water. …

Salinas Valley AgTech Summit

The 6th Annual Salinas Valley Agricultural Technology Summit is hosted by the Agricultural Business and Technology Institute at Hartnell College in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA). The theme for this year’s event is “Tomorrow’s Technology You Can Use Today.” The event attracts over 1,000+ attendees. Attendees will discover the latest …

Got “Red” Aphids?

Red Aphids

Since last week, I have been receiving samples with “red” aphids to get the identification. It turned out that this time, most of these ‘reddish’ aphids were identified as the lettuce aphid, Nasonovia ribis-nigri (Fig. 1). To me, they look more red-orange; however, their distinct black marks on the abdomen and short cauda (finger-like, short appendage at the end of …

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