Lygus Trap Crops in Strawberries

Aria Wilcox Fruits & Vegetables

Strawberry growers and pest control advisors heard how one of the bigger berry companies is using trap crops to prevent insect damage. Driscoll’s Research Scientist Diego Nieto presented at UC ANR’s Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day about trials looking at trap crops for pest management. Nieto said they are using alfalfa to attract and keep lygus bug populations away from …