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

Bioactivity of some indigenous plants for the control of hadda beetle, Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata infesting brinjal

The present study was conducted to find out natural and cheaper source for the control of brinjal pest, Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata, by the extraction of locally available plants. All the extracts prepared from different parts of the plants proved efficacious when first instar larvae were...
Anil Kumar Sharma
Ranjana Saxena
Journal of Biopesticides

Pest Control in Indiana Cantaloupe Production

Like any crop, cantaloupes compete with weeds and are threatened by insect and disease pests. Melon growers rely on herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides to control pests. Growers rank diseases as their primary concern. Insect and weed pests are significant, but pose less of a threat. Some...
Fred Whitford
Dan Egel
Richard Latin
Rick Foster
Steve Weller
Ralph Gann
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service

Comparative study of the effects of steam and solar heat treated cowpea seed on the development and control of Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)

Africa produces more cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) than any other continent but utilization in many countries is reduced due to seed destruction by the larvae of bruchids. The dried edible seeds of legumes are frequently attacked by beetles of the family Bruchidae. There are several genera of stored-...
J Allotey
S Sefa-Dedeh
AK Osei
EK Collison
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

Phosphine fumigation to disinfest kiwifruit

Global use of phosphine as a fumigant has increased in response to the need to replace methyl bromide, and with the improved formulations, ECO2FUME® and VAPORPH3OS®. Phosphine is registered as a postharvest fumigant on kiwifruit in New Zealand and has been used commercially to reduce the...
L.E. Jamieson
N.E.M Page-Weir
A Chhagan
D.W. Brash
D. Klementz
B.L. Bycroft
P.G. Connolly
B.C. Waddell
R. Gilbertson
F. Bollen
A.B. Woolf
New Zealand Plant Protection Society

Manual Práctico de cadena productiva del cultivo de Quinua

Contenido: Cultivo de quinua Variedades Rotación de cultivos y requerimientos Preparación del terreno y siembra Sistema de preparación del terreno Densidad de siembra Desinfección de semilla Fertilización y abonamiento...
Juan P. Silva Castañeda
Tomás Guillén Valencia
Luis F. Córdova Meza
William Salazar Carhuamaca
Efraín Sedano Fernández
Santos H. Cajahuanca Camarena
Marleni Arrieta Jerí
Cáritas Huancavelica

High Tunnel Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Insects and Mites

Integrated pest management (IPM) is an approach to dealing with pest problems that relies upon a variety of tactics to maintain pest numbers below economic levels. Any good IPM program begins with prevention, but may progress to use of pesticides or introduced biological controls as circumstances...
Cathy E. Thomas
Eric P. Burkhart
Terrance T. Nennich
University of Minnesota

Important Pests of Citrus in Asia

There are a large number of pests which attack citrus. They range in size from the large longicorn beetle, to tiny mites and aphids which can hardly be seen at all without a magnifying glass. There is not enough space in this book to show all the pests which attack citrus trees in Asian countries...
Citrus Production: A Manual for Asian Farmers
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center

Mortality Factors of the Avocado Lace Bug, Pseudacysta Perseae (Heteroptera: Tingidae), in Florida

The avocado lace bug (ALB), Pseudacysta perseae (Heidemann) (Heteroptera:Tingidae), is a pest of avocado, Persea americana, in Florida, the Caribbean Basin, California and northern South America. Different biotic mortality factors, i.e., the egg parasitoids Erythmelus (Erythmelus) klopomor, a new...
Jorge E. Peña
R. E. Duncan
W. J. Roltsch
D. Carrillo
Florida Entomologist

Insect and mite pests on eggplant: a field guide for indentification and management

This field guide contains information on the major insect and mites damaging eggplant. The biology of each species is discussed. Detailed photographs showing damage symptoms allow for rapid identification of pest and disease problems. For each pest, IPM strategies for the topics are outlined. This...
R. Srinivasan
AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center

Codling Moth Management in Apple

The Codling Moth is the most serious insect pest of apple in the Midwest because the larvae feed inside the apple, leaving an unsightly hole that can promote internal rotting. Because growers have a low tolerance (<1%) for codling moth injury (more than one damaged fruit in 100 is usually...
Bruce Barrett
Mark Gleason
Sara Helland
Mohammad Babadoost
Richard Weinzierl
Iowa State University