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

Inhibition of Oviposition by Neem Extract: A Behavioral Perspective for the Control of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae)

The behavioral inhibitory effect of methanol extracts from neem leaves (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) at different concentrations (0, 10,000, 18,000, 32,000 and 56,000 ppm) was evaluated using naïve and experienced medflies (Ceratitis capitata (Wied.)) ovipositing on the fruits of grape cv....
Márcio Alves Silva
Gerane Celly Dias Bezerra-Silva
José Djair Vendramim
Thiago Mastrangelo
Florida Entomologist

Greenhouse IPM Manual with an Emphasis on Biocontrols

  This manual enables growers to develop a practical management strategy within the production constrains of their own greenhouses. Experience has shown that growers using IPM/biocontrol systems have been able to increase crop quality and yield. The program also reduces pesticide resistance in...
Cathy Thomas
R.A. Dunn
Gary W. Moorman
Ruth Welliver
The Pennsylvania State University

Susceptibility of kiwifruit shelter species to two armoured scale insects

The relative susceptibility to greedy and latania scale of 21 tree species used as kiwifruit shelter was determined using laboratory and shade house bioassays. The bioassays confirmed the general susceptibility of most of the willow and poplar selections, but showed that some selections had good...
N.A. Mauchline
M.G. Hill
K.A. Stannard
Q.G. Zhuang
New Zealand Plant Protection Society

Health Management for Citrus Orchards

In its broadest sense, "citrus health management" means managing the health of citrus trees in a way which gives a net profit by integrated measures, including Integrated Pest Management (IPM), soil and water management and cultural practices. This chapter discusses IPM measures to keep...
Citrus Production: A Manual for Asian Farmers
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center

Pest control in grapes

Grapevines require annual pruning to remain productive and manageable and to achieve consistent yields. Dormant vines are pruned in early spring to adjust pruning severity to account for midwinter cold injury. Growers control production by pruning to achieve consistent yields. Grapevines can...
Bruce Bordelon
Cheri Janssen
Fred Whitford
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service

Leptotrachelus dorsalis (Coleoptera: Carabidae): A Candidate Biological Control Agent of the Sugarcane Borer in Louisiana

Following registration and the wide-spread use of insect growth regulators (e.g. tebufenozide and novaluron) for control of sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), in Louisiana, larvae of the ground beetle, Leptotrachelus dorsalis (F.) (Coleoptera: Carabidae, have...
W. H. White
T. L. Erwin
B. J. Viator
Florida Entomologist

Pest control in tomatoes for processing

Processed tomato products fall into two categories: high value products and soft products. High value includes whole peel products such as whole tomatoes, diced tomatoes, and salsa. Ketchup, sauces, and juice are considered soft products. Tomatoes used for high value products receive higher market...
Cheri Janssen
Steve Smith
Rick Foster
Richard Latin
Stephen Weller
Fred Whitford
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service

Plagas y enfermedades del tomate: guía de identificación y manejo

  El manejo integrado de plagas (MIP) permite al productor el acceso a mercados de exportación que exigen la calidad fitosanitaria. Dicho manejo incluye distintas estrategias de control biológico, químico, cultural y mecánico. Para adoptar estas medidas con la...
Productores de Hortalizas
Productores de Hortalizas

Soil Solarization for the Control of Nematodes and Soilborne Diseases

Effective control of plant parasitic nematodes, soilborne plant pathogens, and some weed pests is a serious challenge for farmers and home gardeners. Soil solarization is a simple, safe, and effective alternative to the toxic, costly soil pesticides and the lengthy crop rotations now needed to...
Austin K. Hagan
William S. Gazaway
Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Integrated Pest Management for eggplant fruit and shoot borer (Leucinodes orbonalis) in south and southeast Asia: Past, Present and Future

The integrated pest management (IPM) strategy for the control of eggplant fruit and shoot borer (EFSB) consists of resistant cultivars, sex pheromone, cultural, mechanical and biological control methods. Eggplant accessions EG058, BL009, ISD006 and a commercial hybrid, Turbo possess appreciable...
R. Srinivasan
Journal of Biopesticides