- Author: Mark Bolda
One of the missing variables from the vacuum work over the past few years for management of lygus in strawberry has been the use of insecticides which inevitably accompany their use on the farm.
Wait no longer. Colleague Surendra Dara from Santa Maria with some serious grower support did a large study integrating a slew of insecticides, from microbials to botanicals to synthetic chemistries with the use of vacuums.
It's a lot to go through, but one thing which stands out is that the vacuum on its own does not appear to be the top performer. It looks like it's best to be used with some of the sprays tested here.