No Economic Threshold for Big Pest

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Economic Threshold

Courtesy: UCANR

Experts say there is no economic threshold for California almond producers to look for when dealing with leaf footed bug due to the damage they cause.

No Economic Threshold

Leaf footed bug hasn’t been much of a problem for almond growers until the last two years. Cooperative Extension Integrated Pest Management Advisor Kris Tollerup addressed the rise of leaf footed bug at the annual California Association of Pest Control Advisers conference last month. Tollerup says the bug can cause significant damage, and unlike some other pests, growers can’t take a wait-and-see approach to management.