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

Greenhouse Nematode Management

Many different greenhouse types and designs are used for normal ornamental, vegetable and floricultural productions in Florida. Nematode problems affecting greenhouse crops and commodities are generally quite rare, and can usually be avoided if appropriate pests management practices are...
J. W. Noling
J. R. Rich
University of Florida, IFAS Extension

Organic insect and disease control for solanaceous crops

  The botanical family Solanaceae includes several important vegetable crops such as tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, and peppers. These crops share a number of insect and disease pests, so any crop rotation plan should consider all crops grown from this family. Insect control: Green Peach...
Brian Caldwell
Emily Brown Rosen
Eric Sideman
Anthony M. Shelton
Christine D. Smart
Cornell Cooperative Extension Publication

How Effective is GF-120 Fruit Fly Bait Spray Applied to Border Area Sorghum Plants for Control of Melon Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)?

Application of bait spray to non-host sorghum plants bordering host plants of melon flies, Bactrocera cucurbitae Coquillet, is a common practice for melon fly control in Hawaii. In a field study conducted in 2003 in Hawaii, we first asked whether GF-120 Fruit Fly bait spray applied to sorghum...
Ronald J. Prokopy
Neil W. Miller
Jaime C. Piñero
Leslie Oride
Nancy Chaney
Hannah Revis
Roger I. Vargas
Florida Entomologist

Asian Citrus Psyllids (Sternorrhyncha: Psyllidae) and Greening Disease in Citrus: A Literature Review and Assessment of Risk in Florida

The Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, was discovered in Florida in 1998. It can be one of the most serious pests of citrus if the pathogens that cause citrus greening disease (huanglongbing) are present. Citrus greening recently has been reported in Brazil by Fundecitrus, Brazil....
Susan E. Halbert
Keremane L. Manjunath
Florida Entomologist

Pest and Disease Management inside the Greenhouse

The management of crop diseases is directed at protecting crops from the development, spread, and establishment of diseases. Typical disease problems inside the greenhouse include but are not limited to: Damping Off, Botrytis Gray Mold, Gemini Virus, Early Blight, and Bacterial Speck. The best...

Survey of Parasitoids of Whiteflies (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) in Cassava Growing Regions of Columbia and Ecuador

A survey for parasitoids of the whiteflies, Bemisia tuberculata Bondar, Trialeurodes variabilis Quantaince, T. vaporariorum (Westwood), Aleurotrachelus socialis Bondar, Tetraleurodes sp., Aleuroglandulus malangae Russell and Aleurodicus sp., was conducted in 6 cassava growing regions of Colombia...
H. E. Trujillo
B. Arias
J. M. Guerrero
P. Hernandez
A. Bellotti
J. E. Peña
Florida Entomologist

Variation in ‘Sharwil’ Avocado Maturity during the Harvest Season and Resistance to Fruit Fly Infestation

Avocados cannot be exported from Hawaii to the continental United States without a quarantine treatment to prevent the spread of fruit flies. Research was conducted on the maturity and infestation potential of ‘Sharwil’ avocados to assist in development of a multicomponent systems...
Nancy J. Chen
Marisa M. Wall
Robert E. Paull
Peter A. Follett

Manejo integrado de plagas y enfermedades del tomate

Manual técnico didáctico e ilustrado para el manejo integrado de plagas y enfermedades del tomate. El MIP es una alternativa viable, sencilla y de costos razonables para enfrentar el problema de plagas y enfermedades. Combina diferentes estrategias con el propósito de...
Oscar Edwin Solorzano
Mauricio Ramírez
Carlos Arturo Tobar Palomo
San Vicente Productivo

Influence of Drought Stress on Sweetpotato Resistance to Sweetpotato Weevil, Cylas formicarius (Coleoptera: Apoinidae), and Storage Root Chemistry

The effect of drought stress on the resistance of sweetpotato roots to sweetpotato weevil (SPW), Cylas formicarius (Fab.), was studied in 1997 and 1998 in two genotypes (“Beauregard” and “Excel”) with different SPW susceptibility. Storage roots produced under drought or...
Lixin Mao
Louis E. Jett
Richard N. Story
Abner M. Hammond
Joseph K. Peterson
Don R. Labonte
Florida Entomologist

Integrated Pest Management of West Indian Sweet Potato Weevil Euscepes Postfasciatus (Fairmaire) and Sweet Potato Weevil Cylas Formicarius (Fabricius) in Okinawa, Japan

The West Indian sweetpotato weevil Euscepes postfasciatus (FAIRMAIRE) (WSPW) and the sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius (FABRICIUS) (SPW), are the most destructive pests of sweetpotato all over the world (Jansson 1991), including the southwestern islands of Japan. This paper reports on the...
Keiji Yasuda
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center, Taiwan