Shot Hole Borers Vanish From Avocado Trees

Taylor Hillman General, Pest Update 59 Comments

Polyphagous-Shot-Hole-Borer

Courtesy: UCANR

Researchers are having trouble finding shot hole borers in the original avocado groves that were infested in California. Experts say the once feared pest may leave infested avocados after a certain period of time.

The California avocado industry may have dodged a big bullet. The California Avocado Commission presented at the California Association of Pest Control Advisors’ annual meeting about the concerning shot hole borer beetles that seemed to favor avocado trees, among many other landscape species.

Research Program Director Tim Spann said the beetles have almost disappeared from the original groves that were infested in Southern California. “So we are about 18 months or so away from the first finds in San Diego County in commercial avocado groves. In those trees today, it’s very hard to find the beetle and those trees are doing very well. They’ve come back, are putting on new growth and are looking very healthy with the beetle population way down,” Spann said. “What will be interesting to see is how Ventura County responds. They are just at a year for the first finds there. We are starting to have some trees there that are fully infested and starting to have some dieback so it’ll be interesting to see if in a years time if we see the same thing with the beetle population declining.”

The research isn’t quite sure what is happening and Spann said there could be a number of contributing factors. “We don’t know if there is something out there that has become a predator of this beetle. Is it just that the dynamics of a new invasive species and it’s tried a whole bunch of things when it first came in and avocado trees, although it is a reproductive host, it’s not high on it’s list,” Spann said. “We really don’t know what’s happening but fortunately for us it appears to not be the pest we thought it was going to be in avocados.”

Comments 59

  1. Everyone loves what you guys are now up to. This sort of clever work and reporting! Keep up the awesome work guys, I’ve incorporated you guys to blogroll.

  2. Hi! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after reading through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back often!

  3. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing a little research on that. And he just bought me lunch as I found it for him smile Therefore let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch! “We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God’s.” by Henry Ward Beecher.

  4. After study a few of the blog posts on your website now, and I truly like your way of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Pls check out my web site as well and let me know what you think.

  5. You really make it appear so easy along with your presentation but I to find this matter to be really something that I feel I would by no means understand. It sort of feels too complicated and very broad for me. I’m looking ahead for your next put up, I¦ll attempt to get the hang of it!

  6. Just wish to say your article is as amazing. The clearness in your post is simply spectacular and i could assume you are an expert on this subject. Well with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the enjoyable work.

  7. Helpful information. Lucky me I discovered your website by accident, and I am surprised why this coincidence didn’t happened earlier! I bookmarked it.

  8. I used to be recommended this web site by way of my cousin. I’m no longer sure whether or not this submit is written via him as no one else recognize such targeted about my trouble. You are incredible! Thank you!

  9. This is very fascinating, You’re a very professional blogger. I have joined your feed and stay up for in the hunt for more of your fantastic post. Also, I have shared your web site in my social networks!

  10. I’ll right away grab your rss as I can not in finding your e-mail subscription link or e-newsletter service. Do you’ve any? Kindly permit me realize in order that I could subscribe. Thanks.

  11. I have been exploring for a little bit for any high-quality articles or blog posts in this kind of area . Exploring in Yahoo I at last stumbled upon this site. Reading this info So i’m glad to express that I’ve an incredibly good uncanny feeling I found out just what I needed. I such a lot indubitably will make sure to do not omit this web site and give it a look regularly.

  12. I simply could not depart your site prior to suggesting that I really loved the usual information an individual supply for your guests? Is going to be back steadily to investigate cross-check new posts.

  13. Great items from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you are simply too wonderful. I actually like what you’ve acquired here, really like what you are stating and the way in which through which you are saying it. You’re making it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it smart. I can not wait to read far more from you. This is really a terrific web site.

  14. My spouse and I stumbled over here different website and thought I may as well check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you. Look forward to finding out about your web page for a second time.

  15. you’re in point of fact a just right webmaster. The web site loading speed is incredible. It sort of feels that you’re doing any distinctive trick. Furthermore, The contents are masterwork. you have performed a great task in this matter!

  16. I’ve been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  17. I simply wished to say thanks once again. I am not sure the things that I would’ve achieved in the absence of the type of points discussed by you regarding such subject matter. It has been a difficult crisis for me, nevertheless observing the very skilled mode you solved it forced me to cry over contentment. Now i’m happy for your advice and thus pray you recognize what a great job your are putting in training others thru your websites. More than likely you haven’t come across all of us.

  18. Hello, Neat post. There is a problem together with your site in internet explorer, might test thisK IE nonetheless is the market chief and a big component to other people will leave out your wonderful writing due to this problem.

  19. Hiya, I am really glad I’ve found this information. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossips and web and this is actually annoying. A good blog with interesting content, that is what I need. Thanks for keeping this web site, I will be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can’t find it.

  20. Hey there, You’ve done an excellent job. I’ll definitely digg it and personally suggest to my friends. I’m confident they will be benefited from this site.

  21. Hi, Neat post. There’s a problem with your web site in internet explorer, might test this… IE still is the market leader and a big component of other people will pass over your excellent writing because of this problem.

  22. There are actually a variety of particulars like that to take into consideration. That is a great level to deliver up. I supply the thoughts above as common inspiration but clearly there are questions just like the one you bring up where an important factor shall be working in sincere good faith. I don?t know if greatest practices have emerged round issues like that, however I am certain that your job is clearly recognized as a fair game. Each girls and boys really feel the influence of just a moment’s pleasure, for the remainder of their lives.

  23. Woah! I’m really enjoying the template/theme of this website. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s challenging to get that “perfect balance” between usability and visual appeal. I must say that you’ve done a amazing job with this. Also, the blog loads very quick for me on Opera. Superb Blog!

  24. Thanks a lot for the fantastic post! I genuinely appreciated learning about.I’ll make sure to take note of the page and will often come back very soon. I wish to encourage you to definitely keep going with the good writing, perhaps comment on showbox android app as well, have a great evening!

  25. I and my pals happened to be looking at the good guides found on your web site then the sudden came up with a horrible suspicion I never thanked you for them. All of the ladies ended up as a consequence thrilled to read through them and already have absolutely been taking pleasure in those things. Appreciate your getting quite helpful and also for figuring out some tremendous tips most people are really desirous to discover. My personal honest apologies for not saying thanks to you sooner.

  26. Do you have a spam issue on this site; I also am a blogger, and I was curious about your situation; many of us have developed some nice practices and we are looking to swap techniques with others, be sure to shoot me an e-mail if interested.

  27. I discovered your blog site on google and check a few of your early posts. Continue to keep up the very good operate. I just additional up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Seeking forward to reading more from you later on!…

  28. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good.
    I don’t know who you are but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger
    if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!

  29. Usually I don’t read post on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very forced me to check out and do it! Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thank you, quite great post.

  30. The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought youd have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you werent too busy looking for attention.

  31. Hi! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 4!

    Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts!
    Carry on the superb work!

  32. Once I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new feedback are added- checkbox and now each time a remark is added I get 4 emails with the same comment. Is there any method you possibly can remove me from that service? Thanks!

  33. I’m still learning from you, as I’m making my way to the top as well. I certainly love reading everything that is written on your blog.Keep the stories coming. I enjoyed it!

  34. Heya are using WordPress for your site platform? I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and set up my own. Do you require any html coding expertise to make your own blog? Any help would be really appreciated!

  35. I would like to thnkx for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. I am hoping the same high-grade blog post from you in the upcoming as well. In fact your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own blog now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings quickly. Your write up is a good example of it.

  36. Thank you for some other informative site. The place else may I get that kind of info written in such a perfect approach? I’ve a mission that I am just now working on, and I have been at the look out for such info.

  37. Howdy are using WordPress for your blog platform? I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and set up my own. Do you need any coding knowledge to make your own blog? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  38. Thanx for the effort, keep up the good work Great work, I am going to start a small Blog Engine course work using your site I hope you enjoy blogging with the popular BlogEngine.net.Thethoughts you express are really awesome. Hope you will right some more posts.

  39. Hey there are using WordPress for your site platform? I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and create my own. Do you need any coding expertise to make your own blog? Any help would be really appreciated!

  40. I have been browsing on-line greater than 3 hours these days, yet I by no means found any fascinating article like yours. It is beautiful price sufficient for me. In my view, if all webmasters and bloggers made just right content material as you did, the web shall be a lot more useful than ever before.

  41. You are my inhalation, I possess few web logs and very sporadically run out from post :). “Yet do I fear thy nature It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness.” by William Shakespeare.

  42. Hi, just required you to know I he added your site to my Google bookmarks due to your layout. But seriously, I believe your internet site has 1 in the freshest theme I??ve came across. It extremely helps make reading your blog significantly easier.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.