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

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

Integrated Pest Management for Major Date Palm Pests in Iraq

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...
Abdul-Sattar A. Ali
Nizar N. H. Al-Anbaky
ICARDA

Sírfidos (Diptera: Syrphidae) en cultivos de cacao y banano en los valles de Tumbes y Zarumilla, Perú

La investigación se realizó entre mayo de 2009 a abril de 2010. El objetivo fue colectar e identificar las especies de sírfidos (Diptera: Syrphidae) presentes en los cultivos de cacao y banano en los valles de Tumbes y Zarumilla, en el departamento de Tumbes – Per...
Pedro Castillo-Carrillo
Revista Peruana de Entomología

Adjuvants and the Power of the Spray Droplet

Why does a pesticide work well one time and not so well the next when everything seems the same? Variable weather could play a role. Or the pest could be less susceptible to the active ingredient. At other times, an inconsistent pesticide performance seems inexplicable. In many ways, pesticide...
Fred Whitford
Gregory Lindner
Bryan Young
Donald Penner
Jason Deveau
Douglas Linscott
Heping Zhu
Richard Zollinger
Eric Spandl
Bill Johnson
Kiersten Wise
Aaron Patton
Chuck Champion
Nick Harre
Norman Wagoner
Kevin Leigh Smith
Purdue University

Postharvest Control of Western Flower Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and California Red Scale (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) with Ethyl Formate and Its Impact on Citrus Fruit Quality

  The postharvest control of arthropod pests is a challenge that the California citrus industry must overcome when exporting fruit overseas. Currently, methyl bromide fumigation is used to control postharvest pests on exported citrus, but it may soon be unavailable because of use restrictions...
Francine Pupin
Veronique Bikoba
William B. Biasi
Gabriel M. Pedroso
Yuling Ouyang
Elizabeth E. Grafton-Cardwell
Elizabeth J. Mitcham
Journal of Economic Entomology

How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides

  Commercially managed honey bees pollinate a variety of crops in the West Coast region of the United States, including almonds, tree fruits, berries, kiwis, cotton, cucurbits, and crops grown for seed. This activity is economically significant. Beekeepers from California and the Pacific...
L. Hooven
R. Sagili
E. Johansen
Oregon State University