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New lure shows promise against navel orangeworm

Issue Date: September 10, 2014

Almond orchard experiments and laboratory tests led by U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists and their colleagues are yielding what USDA called good news for almond fans and bad news for the almond's No. 1 insect enemy, the navel orangeworm. Headed by USDA chemist John J. Beck, the team has developed "a promising new combination of all-natural compounds," USDA said, which would lure navel orangeworm moths into monitoring traps.

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