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UC DAVIS: BIOLOGICAL CONTROL FOR MITES AND USING PERMANENT GROUNDCOVER MEETING
July 16 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Date: Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
Time: 8:30am – 12:00pm
Venue: Shake Ridge Ranch, 14885 Shake Ridge Rd., Sutter Creek. Take Gopher Flat Rd. to Shake Ridge
Credits: 2.5 hrs DPR – CE (OTHER) applied for
Who Should Attend: Vineyard owners and managers, consultants and PCA’s
Description: Biological control uses natural enemies, either augmented (released) or conserved, to help manage pests. Shake Ridge has been releasing 6-spotted thrips to manage spider mites for several years-we will see the natural enemies and the release and talk about biological control in the vineyard, the pests targeted, and how to make sure your releases work. We will discuss and look for spider mites as well as Virginia Creeper leafhopper.
Permanent groundcover is perennial and includes cover under the vine. Shake Ridge has moved from an every-other row discing program to permanent cover. We’ll discuss how this can be beneficial for conserving soil, and some of the challenges when using permanent covers.
- Biological control-how to use it in your vineyard
- Natural enemies and key pests targeted-2 spotted spider mites
- Virginia Creeper leafhoppers-biology, ID, life cycle, native parasitoids
- Permanent groundcover-benefits and challenges
Instructor: Ann Kraemer
RSVP online HERE. Or call Robin Cleveland at 530.621.5528. Please RSVP by July 12. If we don’t have enough RSVP’s the meeting will be cancelled.