‘Sudden pest hatching’ occurs 2-3 days earlier than usual

Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Published Apr 17, 2024

Tridge summary

The Rural Development Administration in Korea has reported an early hatching period for leafhoppers, brown-winged leafhoppers, and American fairy bugs, anticipated in early to mid-May due to higher temperatures. This shift, observed through pest development models and meteorological data, comes despite a reduction in the overall affected area last year, with an increase in pest density in certain regions. The administration is set to work with the Korea Forest Service and local governments on joint pest control efforts, underlining the urgency of addressing the rising pest occurrences linked to climate change.
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Original content

It is predicted that the hatching period of three types of unexpected pests, including leafhoppers, brown-winged leafhoppers, and American fairy bugs, which cause great damage to fruit trees and landscape trees, this year will be in early to mid-May, two to three days earlier than usual. The Rural Development Administration announced on the 15th that this was observed as a result of analyzing the hatching time of overwintering orchids by region where they occur based on pest development models and meteorological data from the Korea Meteorological Administration. Leafhoppers damage more than 11 types of fruit trees, including grapevines. Brown-winged leafhoppers interfere with the growth of Cornus officinalis, persimmons, apples, and jujubes, while American fairy bugs interfere with the growth of sweet persimmons, plums, beans, and ginseng. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the national average temperature from January to March this year was 4℃, which is 1.7℃ ...
Source: Nongmin
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