Southern Fire Ant, Solenopsis xyloni, control in Almonds

Ant baiting vial to evaluate ant populations within treatment plots
Ant baiting vial to evaluate ant populations within treatment plots

 

Almond growers currently rely on three ant baits for control of southern fire ant (Clinch, Esteem and Extinguish). However, a lag time for effectiveness has caused many growers to adopt calendar-based application programs. Recently a faster-acting ant bait (Altrevin) and and organic ant bait (Seduce) were registered. Our objective was to see how fast and how long Altrevin and Seduce work compared to a grower standard (Clinch).

 

 

 

 

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Southern Fire Ant Documents