Monitoring Key to Leaf Footed Bug Management

Taylor HillmanTree, nut & vine crops

Courtesy: UCANR

Courtesy: UCANR

Sampling for leaf footed bug in almond orchards remains the key to successful management as populations need to be treated pretty quickly.

Monitoring Key to Management

Cooperative Extension Integrated Pest Management Adviser Kris Tollerup says leaf footed bug is beginning to become a problem again in California almond production. The pest hasn’t been much of an issue for several years, but re-emerged last season and into this year. The bug is relatively large in comparison to most pests, and that makes the potential damage they can cause significant. Tollerup says monitoring remains the major key in management as populations should be treated for immediately.