Many tree nut growers are aware of the pistachio industry’s investment and government support of sterile insect technique as another tool to suppress navel orangeworm populations in the orchard, but recognize that the research takes time and money. So how far have we come and does the technique still have promise for combatting the tree nut industry’s number one insect pest? Watch this brief video to find out, featuring Ted Sheely, a cotton and pistachio grower who has been following this program long before it was used for navel orangeworm. Read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine.
Please thank this video’s sponsor Trece for their industry support.