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Severity of NOW Issue Expressed

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expressedAn industry leader recently expressed how bad the navel orange worm issue was last season with something he had never seen before.

Blue Diamond Growers Director of Member Relations Mel Machado played a video during his California Association of Pest Control Advisors presentation that illustrated how much navel orange worm was in the crop as it came to processors. “That was a video of a stockpile of almonds. It had just come out of an orchard, and it was at the huller/sheller,” Machado said. “They noticed that the barn swallows were working for the pile and they don’t eat almonds; they eat insects. So moths were coming out of that pile that the birds were going after them.”

Machado said Blue Diamond spent a lot of time and money last year cleaning up the product.

Severity of NOW Issue Expressed

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Taylor Hillman

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Image credits: (top left) Amyelois transitella (Navel Orangeworm) female/by Simon Hinkley & Ken Walker, Museum Victoria – This image is found here at PaDIL, a source of images designed for Biosecurity and Biodiversity.This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing for more information.PaDIL, CC BY 3.0 au, Link
(top right) Amyelois transitella (Navel Orangeworm) male/by Simon Hinkley & Ken Walker, Museum Victoria – This image is found here at PaDIL, a source of images designed for Biosecurity and Biodiversity.This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing for more information.PaDIL, CC BY 3.0 au, Link

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