Flathead borers attacking blueberry bushes in Georgia

In Southeast Farm Press

By Ash Sial, University of Georgia

Over the past few weeks, we have received several reports of flatheaded borer infestation in blueberry orchards. The flatheaded borers are a complex of over 600 species of beetles in the United States. The adult flatheaded borers are metallic wood-boring beetles, which are perhaps the most serious pests attacking a wide range of bush and tree species.

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Florida berry growers learn smarter ways to manage spotted wing drosophila

A recent project in Florida has helped strawberry and blueberry growers see spotted wing drosophila control in a new light. Extended monitoring, insecticide trials and grower workshops have led to a change in the way growers treat their fields, and some growers reduced their treatments by 50 percent.

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