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WEEDS and PESTS – Love ‘em or Leave ‘em – TRAPI
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Managing weeds can be a challenge in truffle orchards while insects and other invertebrate pests are a significant threat to truffle quality and yields. Weeds in many orchard systems are effectively controlled at low cost using herbicides, but there are potential risks that residues will affect truffle quality and quality, so many growers prefer non-chemical practices. Some non-chemical approaches include cover crops, mulching, mowing, cultivation and biocontrol. Invertebrate pests can enter and consume truffles leaving unappealing damage that lowers market value. Threats come from native fungivores and there is a looming threat that European pests will eventually impact truffle crops. Host trees are also susceptible to insect damage with the potential to decrease yields or cause tree mortality. This TRAPI webinar will consider managing weed and insect pests…
Professor, Department Head
Department head at University of Idaho department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology
Scott Oneto has been a farm advisor with the University of California Cooperative Extension for the past 22 years.