Control of mealybugs is notoriously difficult because their waxy secretions reduce penetration by insecticides. In apples and pears, mealybugs also hide in the calyx end … Read More
earwigs, mealy bug, Mealybug
Orchardist Ian Cathels participated in an APAL Future Orchard monitoring trial looking at earwig control of woolly apple aphid (WAA).
“We observed earwigs numbers were very … Read More
earwigs, woolly aphid, woolly apple aphid
Woolly Apple Aphid are on the move!
Here’s an interesting observation from Batlow this week. I established earwig shelters (made from corrugated cardboard) in several blocks … Read More
Aphelinus Mali, earwigs, woolly aphid, woolly aphid parasitoid
Earwigs, everyone knows them, but most people hate them. That said, they are probably one of the best predators in your orchard!
Why are they so … Read More
beneficial predators, codling moth, earwigs, LBAM, wooly aphid