Plant Pathology, Disease Control of Fruit and Vegetables

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

Crucifer Diseases: Black Rot

Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris Black rot occurs on all cultivated crucifers and several wild species. Lesions typically begin at the leaf margin and progress inward forming V-shaped chlorotic lesions. With time the lesions begin to dry and become necrotic. Infection normally occurs...
Lowell L. Black
AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center

Efecto de la Erradicación de Plantas Enfermas por el PRSV-P en un Sistema de Manejo Integrado del Papayo (Carica papaya L.) en Veracruz, México

Se cuantificó el efecto de la eliminación de plantas con síntomas iniciales del virus de la mancha anular del papayo PRSV-P como un componente cultural de un sistema de manejo integrado del papayo (MIP) en Veracruz, México. El MIP incluyó barreras de maíz...
Elías Hernández
Juan Antonio Villanueva
José Antonio Mora
Raúl Mosqueda
Revista Mexicana de Fitopatología

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

Bacterial Soft Rot

Erwinia carotovora subspecies carotovora, atroseptica and chrysanthemi   Soft rot occurs on all crucifer crops, but it is particularly damaging to Chinese cabbage and common cabbage. Infected plant tissues first develop a water-soaked lesion that enlarges rapidly in diameter and depth. The...
Lowell L. Black
AVRDC – The World Vegetable 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

Integrated Disease Management for Vegetable Crops in Florida

A successful disease control program depends on a crop production system, which closely aligns with the goals of pest management. One must start with the selection of appropriate varieties, an irrigation system that minimizes leaf wetness, a fertilizer program that results in optimal plant growth...
Mathews Paret
Nick Dufault
Tim Momol
Jim Marois
Steve Olson
University of Florida, IFAS

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

Spray Recommendations for Downy Mildew

Spray recommendations for Downy Mildew on the following crops: Cucumber Zucchini Squash Pumpkin Melon Gourds
Mary K. Hausbeck
Michigan State University