Pest management recommendations provide up-to-date information on pesticides and their applicability to your problem. We suggest that you use this information to set up your own spray program. You should include space for records in the program, such as materials used; date of application; stage of growth; and weather. In case of questions, nothing beats a good set of records, and records are required for restricted-use pesticides.
Efficacy and timing of fungicides, bactericides, and biological for deciduous tree fruit, nut, strawberry and vine crops
This guide lists fungicides and bactericides by crop, its efficacy, treatment timing and suggested disease management programs. It also includes properties of registered and experimental fungicides as well as properties for antibiotics, biologicals, oils. Updated information about maximum residue limits (tolerances) of pesticides on agricultural food commodities.
Fruits and vegetables begin to deteriorate after they are harvested and separated from their growing environment. The rate of deterioration defines how long they will be acceptable for consumption. This is known as “shelf life.” To preserve the quality of fruits and vegetables and maximize profits for growers, it is critical to control the temperature of fresh produce and minimize the amount of time that products are exposed to detrimental temperatures.
Deciduous fruit trees pass through a series of fairly definite growth steps or stages in the spring. Fruit growers and those who serve the fruit industry in a research, regulatory, or advisory capacity or as suppliers of pesticides, fertilizers, etc., will often have occasion to refer to these stages. They perhaps find their greatest use, however, in the timing of chemical treatments for the control of plant diseases and of insect and mite pests.