Insect Management for Celery and Parsley

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Celery and parsleyare related crops in the family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae). Both fall in EPA Crop Group 4, Leafy vegetables. To a large degree they share insect pests and are thus treated together here. Most of the information presented refers only to celery, but pest biology and management options can, in most cases, be applied to parsley. Other related leafy vegetables, for which we do not have specific pesticide tables, include Florence fennel (finochio), and chervil. Key insect pests are described below with additional management options. Pesticides registered for use on celery and parsley are listed in two separate tables at the end of this chapter. Many other insects may occasionally attack these crops but seldom cause economic damage.

S. E. Webb
University of Florida IFAS Extension