Potato leafhoppers and mites on the rise in chestnut

July 19, 2016

From: Michigan State University | Extension

Potato leafhopper numbers are up and European red mites are visible in Michigan chestnut orchards

by Erin Lizotte, Michigan State University Extension

Potato leafhoppers in chestnuts

Like many plants, chestnuts are sensitive to the saliva of potato leafhoppers that is injected while feeding. Damage to leaf tissue can cause reduced photosynthesis, which can impact production, affect nut quality and damage the tree.


. . . Neonicotinoids (e.g., Admire, Nuprid, Porvado and Assail) are longer lasting and narrow spectrum, making them a solid choice for management.

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