|Grower name:||Terry Martella, B Martella & Sons|
|What are the main IPDM issues being focussed on?||Mites, ADB, weevils, mealybug, powdery mildew (influenced by netting), and looper. Action Plan includes:
· Consider replacing Klartan against ADB.
· Investigate use of cumulative leaf infested days (CLIDs) instead of mites/leaf or percentage leaves infested to determine the need to spray mites
|What are you doing currently with IPDM?||Resistance program based on activity groups
Monitoring mites and mealybug.
Adjusting monitoring so that we can record mites/leaf and infested leaves at the same time which will allow us to compare mites/leaf and Cumulative Leaf Infested Days.
|What has worked well? What hasn’t?||Having a season-long plan rather than just reacting ad hoc to monitoring results. Mite monitoring generally paying off because it allows observation of predators.|
|What would you do differently next time?||Too early to say.|
|Any interesting learnings?||Understanding that interactions occur between most activities helps to determine potential causes of problems before they occur. This then feeds into the season-long plan.|
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