2012 Southeastern Peach, Nectarine and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide

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This guide is to be used only by commercial growers. Pest problems vary across the Southeast. This guide covers multiple states and production areas. Pesticide rates are a guideline.


  • Effectiveness of disease control materials
  • Peach insecticide and miticide classes, human exposure risks, finish and efficacy ratings
  • Weed response to herbicides used in fruits and nuts
  • Pesticide safety
  • Pest management strategies
  • Resistance management
  • Orchard weed management strategies
  • Herbicide recommendations
  • Nematode control on peaches
  • Peach tree short life management
  • Vertebrate management
  • Effect of pH on pesticide activity
  • Effect of spray water pH on peach pesticides
  • Sprayer calibration
  • Alternate row middle spraying
  • Pest management for non-bearing trees
  • Girdling
  • Annual fertilization of bearing trees
Dan L. Horton
Phillip M. Brannen
University of Georgia