Birthday of the blog

April 11, 2015 is the date that I have created this blog site. The aim of this site is to provide relevant information related to crop production and pest management particularly focusing on the San Joaquin Valley agriculture. I hope this blog will be a platform to exchange information among agricultural experts, scientists, PCAs, and most importantly GROWER's of the northern SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY.


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Lilac Borer Infestation in Olive Orchards

In the last few weeks, several pest control advisers contacted me about the lilac borer (also called ash borer), Podosesia syringae (Family: Sesiidae). Lilac borer adults are clearwing moths. Female l