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Stop the spread of vineyard mealybugs

Maureen Flanagan Battistella IVN Contributing Writer

Do you have a production vineyard or backyard vines? If so, you need to watch out for vine mealybugs (Planococcus ficus) This species was found in Oregon for the first time in the summer of 2021 and most recently in Jackson County vineyards. This new grapevine pest spreads easily and rapidly, allows a mold to grow that hinders photosynthesis, leaves fruit unsuitable for human . . .