PSHB/FD Grower Meeting Presentation Materials Available

  • Sep 14, 2015

Presentations from the recently held California avocado growers meeting are now available online. The materials focus on the polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) and Kuroshio Shot Hole Borer (KSHB). An overview of each of the presentations is provided below. The presentations may be downloaded by clicking on the links in the right-hand navigation.

Pesticide Studies on PSHB and KSHB

  • Data from Israel concerning efficacy of systemic insecticides
  • Findings from current PSHB and KSHB pesticide studies being conducted in the Escondido Grove and Pine Tree Ranch
  • Plans for future pesticide studies using emamectin benzoate and neonicotinoid

Update on the polyphagous shot hole borer in California

  • Summary of reproductive habits of PSHB
  • History of PSHB and KSHB distribution 
  • Data concerning trap catches, trap types and lures used in Escondido and Huntington Gardens
  • Review of potential biological controls