Control de Plagas Agrícolas, Manejo Integrado de Plagas (MIP), Control Orgánico Plagas

Population Dynamics of two Species of Greenidea (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and Their Natural Enemies on Psidium guajava (Myrtaceae) and Ficus benjamina (Moraceae) in Central Mexico

Greenidea psiidi van der Goot and Greenidea ficicola Takahashi (Hemiptera: Aphididae), are Asiatic species that feed on guava, Psidium guajava and Ficus spp.; both of these aphids were reported as exotic pests in Florida in 2002 and in Mexico in 2003. The present study characterized the...
Manuel Darío Salas-Araiza
Robert W. Jones
Alejandro Peña-Velasco
Oscar Alejandro Martínez-Jaime
Eduardo Salazar-Solís
Florida Entomologist

Introduction to Integrated Pest Management

This handbook has been prepared by CropLife International as part of a training course on Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The objective of the course is to provide an overall understanding of the concepts of IPM, together with the principles for implementation in all crops. In this handbook,...
CropLife International
CropLife International

Los Escarabajos del Pepino

Los escarabajos del pepino están presentes a través de los Estados Unidos y causan un serio daño a los cultivos de cucurbitáceas — pepinos, melones, zapallos, y calabazas. Los insectos adultos latentes durante el invierno causan daño al alimentarse de...
Steve Diver
Tammy Hinman
ATTRA Publication

Evaluación de atrayentes alcohólicos en trampas artesanales para el monitoreo y control de la broca del café, Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari)

Este trabajo se basó en la necesidad de incorporar una estrategia de control de la broca del café, Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) (Coleóptera: Curculionidae) factible de poder ser utilizada por los productores de café. En la localidad de Caspo, estado de Lara, Venezuela...
Silvestre Fernández
Julio Cordero

Insect Management for Cucurbits (Cucumber, Squash, Cantaloupe, and Watermelon)

Insects and mites can cause severe problems in the production of watermelon, squash, cucumber, and cantaloupe either through direct damage to the crop or through transmission of disease agents, such as the aphid-borne mosaic viruses. Common pests of cucurbits are described below. The importance...
S. E. Webb
University of Florida, IFAS Extension

Bacillus thuringiensis material fact sheet

USDA-NOP: considered nonsynthetic, allowed. Preventive, cultural, mechanical and physical methods must be first choice for pest control, and conditions for use of a biological material must be documented in the organic system plan (7CFR 205.206(e). MATERIAL DESCRIPTION: The active ingredients in...
Brian Caldwell
Emily Brown Rosen
Eric Sideman
Anthony M. Shelton
Christine D. Smart
Cornell Cooperative Extension Publication

Comparative effectiveness of chemical insecticides against the chilli thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), on pepper and their compatibility with natural enemies

The chilli thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood, is a significant pest of various vegetable tropical fruit and ornamental crops. Originally from south Asia, this pest is becoming widely distributed in tropical, subtropical and temperate areas, and in 2003 was found for the first time in the Western...
D.R. Seal
M. Ciomperlik
M.L. Richards
W. Klassen
Crop Protection

Host Status of Purple Passionfruit for the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae)

The Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae) is a key pest of a wide range of fruit crops and the focus of rigid quarantine restrictions and eradication measures in several countries. In Colombia, the susceptibility of purple passionfruit ( Pasiflora edulis f...
Jose A. Rengifo
Javier G. Garcia
John F. Rodriguez
Kris A. G. Wyckhuys
Florida Entomologist

Effect of radio frequency heating as a potential quarantine treatment on the quality of ‘Bing’ sweet cherry fruit and mortality of codling moth larvae

‘Bing’ sweet cherry (Prunnus avium L.) fruit quality and fifth-instar codling moth (Cydia pomonella [L.]) mortality were evaluated after radio frequency (RF) heating. The fruit were heated with radio frequency energy to four target temperatures (50, 52, 53 and 54 °C), held in the RF...
M.E. Monzona
B. Biasi
T.L. Simpson
J. Johnson
X. Feng
D.C. Slaughter
E.J. Mitcham
Postharvest Biology and Technology

Alternative Treatments to Hot Water Immersion for Mango Fruit

With only a few exceptions, most mango fruit are grown in areas of the world where various fruit fly species are established. For this reason, export of these mango fruit into the United States has required phytosanitary measures, usually a quarantine treatment, to assure no live fruit fly insects...
Elizabeth Mitcham
Elhadi Yahia
National Mango Board