Agricultural Pest Control, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Organic Pest Control

Organic Vegetable IPM Guide

Interest in nonchemical pest control has increased over the past several years. To some people, this means the same as “organic farming,” which implies nature’s way. But in this publication, we talk about controlling pests without chemicals, or at least fewer chemicals. This...
Rick Snyder
Blake Layton
David Ingram
Pat Harris
James H. Jarratt
Frank Killebrew
John D. Byrd
Mississippi State University

Bean disease and pest identification and management

The production of the common bean ( Phaseolus vulgaris L ) is influenced by many biotic and abiotic factors that interact during its growing cycle. Diseases are some of the major biotic factors affecting bean production. Most of the organisms causing these diseases are seed-borne arising from...
Robin Buruchara
Clare Mukankusi
Kwasi Ampofo
International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Southeastern U.S. Vegetable Crop Handbook

  This handbook is comprised of up-to-the-minute, research-based information developed from research and Extension projects conducted throughout the Southeastern United States. The key idea behind this handbook is to provide you with a practical, single source resource that conveniently fits...
Southeastern Vegetable Extension Workers (SEVEW) Group
Southeastern Vegetable Extension Workers (SEVEW) Group

Guide to Seed Potato Diseases, Pests and Defects

  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...
Agricultural Standards Unit UNECE
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Integrated Management of Sweetpotato Weevil (Cylas puncticollis (B.)) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) at Chano Dorga, Southern Ethiopia

  Sweet Potato Weevil (SPW) (Cylas puncticollis) (B.) is a destructive pest of sweet potato in Ethiopia. It causes severe damage to the tuber and infested tuber further produce bitter taste becoming unsuitable for human consumption and animal feed. This problem calls for C. puncticollis...
Worku Wolde
Emana Getu
Waktole Sori
Asian Journal of Agricultural Research

Development of virulence to Meloidogyne incognita on resistant pepper rootstocks

The root-knot nematode (RKN) Meloidogyne incognita is a major soil parasite of pepper crops in greenhouses in Southeast Spain. Due to the limitations of the use of soil fumigants, grafting plants on resistant rootstocks (R-rootstocks) has become an important alternative to chemical nematicides....
C. Ros Ibáñez
Lee Robertson
Maria del Carmen Martinez-Lluch
Ana Cano-García
Alfredo Lacasa-Plasencia
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research

Sustainable Pest Management in Greenhouses and High Tunnels

Growers using greenhouses in which temperature, light and relative humidity are controlled have relied for many years on releases of natural enemies to manage aphids, thrips and two-spotted spider mites. However, many of the natural enemies used to manage these pests in heated structures are too...
Judson Reid
Kathryn Klotzbach
SARE

Cherry Insect Pests Identification Sheet

There are several key insects that affect cherry production. Use this handy guide to help identify pests and to learn more about solutions. Insects: Cherry Fruit Fly and Western Cherry Fruit Fly Plum Curculio American Plum Borer Spotted-Winged Drosophila  
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Postharvest management of New Zealand flower thrips (Thrips obscuratus) on apricots using ethyl formate or pyrethrum-based treatments

New Zealand flower thrips (NZFT, Thrips obscuratus (Crawford)) were exposed to a range of ethyl formate (EF) and pyrethrum-based postharvest treatments on apricots. Research showed that EF+CO2 or EF+N2 were effective treatments against NZFT and caused negligible damage to apricot fruit quality....
A. Chhagan
L.E. Jamieson
M.J. Griffin
N.E.M. Page-Weir
J. Poulton
F. Zulhendri
R. Feng
P.G. Connolly
V.A. Davis
S. Olsson
S.P. Redpath
A.M. Kean
A.B. Woolf
New Zealand Plant Protection

IPM: Insect and Mite Pests of Apples

Knowledge of a pest's biology, including the stages at which it causes damage and its seasonal occurrence, and recognition of damage are essential to both conventional and alternative control methods in orchard pest management. This publication presents information on the damage symptoms and...
Bruce A. Barrett
University of Missouri