Tag: California

Influence of Cover Crops on Argentine Ant Populations and Mealybug Infestation in a California Vineyard

Photo By Crisco 1492 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Mealybugs are not unknown to grape growers in regions with a Mediterranean-like climate, including California.  They are known to be an problematic pest in the vineyard, and can cause significant economic harm by damaging grape clusters with their metabolic secretions/waste,…