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

2010 Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide: Nematodes

Integrated pest management (IPM) for nematodes requires: 1) determining whether pathogenic nematodes are present within the grove; 2) determining whether nematode population densities are high enough to cause economic loss; and 3) selecting a profitable management option. Attempting to manage...
L.W. Duncan
J.W. Noling
R.N. Inserra
University of Florida IFAS Extension

Bio-Fertilizers and Bio-Pesticides Research and Development at UPLB

  With the establishment of the National Institutes of Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology (BIOTECH), University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) researches were done to look for cheaper and locally available but efficient substitutes or supplements to inorganic fertilizer, such...
Pio A. Javier
Marilyn B. Brown
University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)
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Classical biological control of the papaya mealybug, Paracoccus marginatus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in the Republic of Palau

The papaya mealybug (PM), Paracoccus marginatus Williams and Granara de Willink (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), a pest in Central America and the Caribbean, was noted to have established on Palau in March 2003 and was causing serious damage to papaya, plumeria, hibiscus, and other plants. The...
R. Muniappan
D. E. Meyerdirk
F. M. Sengebau
D. D. Berringer
G. V. P. Reddy
Florida Entomologist

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