There are several key insects that affect cherry production. Use this handy guide to help identify pests and to learn more about solutions.
- Cherry Fruit Fly and Western Cherry Fruit Fly
- Plum Curculio
- American Plum Borer
- Spotted-Winged Drosophila
The proliferation of date palm pests and the severity of infestation vary according to the pest species, age of the tree and the dominating environmental conditions.
The following pests are classified as key pests because of their wide presence and the severe economic damage they can cause to the date palms and fruits:
An integrated pest management (IPM) system, or an integrated crop management (ICM) system can never be a prescriptive, ‘off the shelf’ package. A grower must look at all the options available to him or her and make an informed decision as to which measures to take. Because each farmer’s situation is different, the types of IPM measures they implement may vary between regions and often even from farm to farm.
This publication covers IPM for greenhouse crops, both vegetable and ornamental. Monitoring, sanitation, biological controls, biorational pesticides, insect growth regulators, and disease control methods are discussed. Tables include information on the newest biorational pesticides and biological control organisms.
General Greenhouse IPM
Many insect pest and disease management problems arise from relying entirely on pesticides for control. Integrated pest management (IPM) is a strategy that draws on a range of management tools with the goal of using the least ecologically disruptive techniques to manage pests within economically acceptable levels. Pests can include insects, mites, diseases, nematodes, weeds and vertebrate pests.