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.
The strawberry, Fragaria x ananassa, is an important small fruit crop in Florida. The sunshine state leads the southeastern U.S. in strawberry production and ranks second to California nationwide. The mild weather of Florida's fall and winter seasons sustain the nation's second largest strawberry production. These conditions, unfortunately, are also suitable for several arthropod pests to multiply and feed on the crop. Strawberry plants are quickly established two weeks after the transplanting irrigation is turned off.