Entries by Laura Ehman

Washington State Oriental Fruit Moth Mid-Season Update

A growing pest in Washington State, Oriental Fruit Moth (OFM) is quickly becoming a cause for concern amongst apple, cherry, and stone fruit growers. We’re seeing a significant spike in activity since our entomologists first detected OFM on a customer site near Prosser two years ago. Semios is now monitoring and trapping for OFM in the following […]

On The Fence About Mating Disruption this Season?

Has this cold, wet Central Valley spring got you worried about yield? Does mating disruption make sense if there are fewer nuts on the tree? In fact, fewer nuts on the tree can mean more moths per nut making it even more important to protect the crop you’ve got – especially in a high-pressure year. […]

Comparing Degree Day Tracking Sources for Navel Orangeworm Generation Flight Prediction

Degree day tracking is a common integrated pest management (IPM) practice used to predict the phenology of orchard pests such as navel orangeworm (NOW) (Amyelois transitella). Degree days are used to predict navel orangeworm generations and egg hatch, allowing growers to target vulnerable life-stages (e.g., young larvae) with insecticide applications. To do so, degree days are accumulated from […]

Semios Introduces First Aerosol Organic Pheromone for the Control of Navel Orangeworm in Almonds and Pistachios

Fresno, CA – Semios is pleased to add NOW Eco to its Integrated Pest Management (IPM) platform for the 2019 growing season. Certified for organic production by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, NOW Eco is the first organic pheromone-based aerosol for the mating disruption control of navel orangeworm NOW Eco and is approved for commercial use in […]