Control de Plagas Agrícolas, Manejo Integrado de Plagas (MIP), Control Orgánico Plagas

Integrated Insect, Mite and Disease Management on Vegetable Crops

2010 Ohio Vegetable Production Guide IPM, to many people, means integrated insect and mite pest management. These are not the only pest problems. Plant pathogens and weeds are pests that can cause severe injury to most field and greenhouse-grown vegetable crops. A better term for IPM is integrated...
Robert J. Precheur
Mark Bennett
Brad Bergefurd
Luis Cañas
David Francis
Gary Gao
Casey Hoy
Jim Jasinski
Mark Koenig
Matt Kleinhenz
Hal Kneen
Ohio State University Extension

2010 Ohio Vegetable Production Guide: Handling Pesticides

Suggestions on Pesticide Application: Cover foliage uniformly, including undersides of leaves; improper application of the material to foliage results in poor insect and disease control. The use of spray adjuvants (additives) may improve the performance of pesticides in some cases. Adjuvants...
Robert J. Precheur
Mark Bennett
Brad Bergefurd
Luis Cañas
David Francis
Gary Gao
Casey Hoy
Jim Jasinski
Mark Koenig
Matt Kleinhenz
Hal Kneen
Ohio State University Extension

Use of Natural Enemies to Control Pests on Deciduous Fruit Trees

The use of pheromone traps to control lepidopteran pests on deciduous fruit trees opened new possibilities for IPM programs to control spider mites in Japan. The non-selective pesticides formerly used to control harmful moth larvae also wiped out native natural enemies of spider mites. Now that...
Hiroshi Amano
Akio Takafuji
Kyoto University

Area-Wide Control of the Oriental Fruit FLY and Melon FLY in Taiwan

Area-wide control have been tested for the oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel, OFF) and melon fly (Bactrocera cucurbitae Coquillett) in Taiwan. The control tactics depend mainly on methyl eugenol, Cuelure, and protein bait containing spinosad. The non-chemical efforts are concentrated...
Tze-chung Huang
Edward Y. Cheng
Ching-Hua Kao
Yu-Bing Hwang
Ming-Yao Chiang
Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute

2010 Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide: Plant Bugs, Chewing Insect Pests, Caribbean Fruit Fly, and Thrips

The insects listed in this section are generalist feeders for which citrus is not a preferred host. They are, therefore, only sporadic problems in Florida citrus. While these pests do not require routine treatment in all groves, periodic outbreaks can potentially have a dramatic impact on tree...
P.A. Stansly
C.C. Childers
H.N. Nigg
S.E. Simpson
University of Florida, IFAS Extension

2010 Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide: Citrus Root Weevils

Citrus root weevils represent a complex of species known to infest citrus trees and various alternate host plants in Florida. The most common species infesting citrus in order of greatest geographical distribution are the blue-green citrus root weevils, Pachnaeus litus and Pachnaeus opalus, the...
L.W. Duncan
M.E. Rogers
C.W. McCoy
S.H. Futch
J.H. Graham
H.N. Nigg
University of Florida, IFAS Extension

2010 Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide: Soft-Bodied Insects Attacking Foliage and Fruit

This section of the Citrus Pest Management Guide provides information on the group of insects belonging to the order Homoptera which affect foliage, twigs, and fruit of citrus in Florida. The insects covered here include scale insects, mealybugs, whiteflies, and aphids. These insect species affect...
H.W. Browning
C.C. Childers
P.A. Stansly
J. Peña
M.E. Rogers
University of Florida, IFAS Extension

2010 Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide: Rust Mites, Spider Mites, and Other Phytophagous Mites

There are four families of phytophagous mites with species that are of economic importance: Eriophyidae: pink citrus rust mite (Aculops pelekassi) and the citrus rust mite (Phyllocoptruta oleivora); Tetranychidae: Texas citrus mite (Eutetranychus banksi), citrus red mite (Panonychus...
M.E. Rogers
P.A. Stansly
C.C. Childers
C.W. McCoy
H.N. Nigg
University of Florida, IFAS Extension

2010 Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide: Pesticide Resistance and Resistance Management

Populations of animals and plants possess the ability to respond to sustained changes or stresses in their environment in ways that enable the continued survival of the species. Such environmental stresses include physical factors (e.g., temperature or humidity), biological factors (e.g., predators...
M.E. Rogers
M.M. Dewdney
University of Florida, IFAS Extension

Pomegranate Pest Management in the San Joaquin Valley

The present document is a collaboration of several pest management professionals to provide a basic overview of the pests of pomegranates and some advice on their management. Because of the minor crop status of pomegranates, pest control is hampered by a short list of registered chemicals....
Devin Carroll
Bernard Puget
Brad Higbee
Matt Quist
Octavio Magallenes
Norman Smith
Andrea Gjerde
Ken Schneider
UC Davis