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Feb 25, 2022 | Written by Andrew Sawyer

I’ve talked to growers from Fort Valley, Hancock County to South Georgia who have identified Ambrosia beetles being very active this wee. Once we have consistent warm days, the adults start flying. If you have had problems with this pest before OR if you have newly planted trees, it is likely a good idea to begin spraying the trunks of young (1-3 yr old) trees with a pyrethroid like Bifenthrin. Due to the number of beetles captured inside trunk protectors, make sure to remove the protectors before spraying OR spray down into the tube, being sure to coat the trunk as best you can. READ MORE

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