Seed potato certification is the process of assuring the quality of seed potatoes being marketed, usually done nationally according to regulated standards. Planting healthy seed potatoes is a key factor in maximizing the production of usable potatoes for consumption or processing. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has drawn up an international-reference quality Standard for Seed Potatoes to help producers do exactly this.
Integrated Management of Sweetpotato Weevil (Cylas puncticollis (B.)) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) at Chano Dorga, Southern Ethiopia
There are several key insects that affect cherry production. Use this handy guide to help identify pests and to learn more about solutions.
- Cherry Fruit Fly and Western Cherry Fruit Fly
- Plum Curculio
- American Plum Borer
- Spotted-Winged Drosophila
Postharvest management of New Zealand flower thrips (Thrips obscuratus) on apricots using ethyl formate or pyrethrum-based treatments
The proliferation of date palm pests and the severity of infestation vary according to the pest species, age of the tree and the dominating environmental conditions.
The following pests are classified as key pests because of their wide presence and the severe economic damage they can cause to the date palms and fruits: