At a rally in Cape May, Jersey City
In Cape May, the invader appears to have been at sea this summer. Barbara Wilde, owner of the Willow Creek Wine Factory in western Cape May, says your vineyard has not been affected.
“We cut and walk the vineyard every day, so we always have our eyes on the vineyards,” Wilde said. We have no problems.
But elsewhere in the state, the situation is not so positive. According to The Jersey Journal, Jersey City is under attack by light flies. Down Giambalvo, president of the Canco Park Conservancy, told the newspaper that the number of light flies in the city had reached “tens of thousands.”
Following Fano’s arrival in New Jersey, the State Department of Agriculture issued a quarantine zone for eight counties – Burlington, Camden, Gloster, Hunterdon, Mercer, Salem, Somerset, and Warren. He said anyone traveling to or from these districts should inspect their vehicles, boats and bags, as well as other transport items such as plant containers, outdoor furniture, wood and storage containers. (Read the full list here.)
“The most important thing is to make sure that we keep going,” says an anthrologist. Restricting movement is really key.
Apart from creating a quarantine zone, the region is now taking more decisive action. Last year, staff from the State Department of Agriculture and the US Department of Agriculture began treatment of more than 20,000 hectares of land in independent districts on 600 properties.
Search and delete
In March, New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher urged property owners to “search and destroy” any eggs they find. And in a recent government budget, more than $ 500,000 was allocated to the invasion administration department.
A.D. In 2018 and 2019, the department tested paraffin-based and / or mineral oils, such as JMS Stylist Oil, Damoil, and Lesco Vegetable Oil, for the most effective products to test for “artificial insecticides” on fennel eggs. Fruit growers and often found in gardens.
“The use of oil is not only a safe, environmentally friendly option, but also provides unparalleled control for the removal or breaking of certain egg masses,” the department said. However, crushing or scrambling the number of eggs in an accessible area is more effective than the current Ovids.
Nielsen, of the Rutgers Intomology Program, recommends that homeowners use more than 100 traps on large trees with soap-water-solution, neem oil, or pesticides when they are in the nymph stage. Adults. However, she says pesticides should be used with caution and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Corman also points out that natural predators have been identified. When people eat lanterns, they take pictures of birds, “she said,” and mantis and spiders eat, and also insects called insect bites, which is a kind of killer bug. ”
For now, restricting the movement of light flies and keeping a close eye on your trees and shrubs will remain an important precautionary measure as the season progresses.
“We are still learning more about this biology; It looks like it’s going to drop us off every year, ”said Corman. But I think we will eventually understand how to manage it.
“They will not leave soon,” Nielsen added.