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

Insect Management in Peaches

Commercial peach production in Florida would not be possible without effective disease and insect control. Although the peach fruit has a relatively short development period in Florida, the fruit as well as the tree is subjected to constant attack by a variety of pests. A good disease and insect...
Russell F. Mizell, III
University of Florida, IFAS

Repellency of the Biopesticide, Azadirachtin, to Wireworms (Coleoptera: Elateridae)

The neem tree Azadirachta indica A. Juss produces numerous allelochemical compounds. The most effective active ingredient in A. indica based insecticides is azadirachtin. We found that azadirachtin did not cause mortality, antifeeding responses, or change growth rate of Melanotus communis (...
Ron Cherry
Gregg Nuessly
Florida Entomologist

High pressure water-washing to remove pests from capsicums

Removal of pests on export fruit before packing using high pressure water-washing is used commercially in New Zealand for apples and avocados and has the potential to be extended to other fruits and vegetables. Mealybugs, thrips and mites are intercepted on exported capsicums and the presence of...
L.E. Jamieson
N.E.M. Page-Weir
A. Chhagan
S. Olsson
P.G. Connolly
New Zealand Plant Protection

Cucumber Beetles, Corn Rootworms, and Bacterial Wilt in Cucurbits

Cucumber beetles are the most important insect pests of vine crops or cucurbits (cucumber, squash, melon, and pumpkins) in New York State and across much of the United States. The striped cucumber beetle (Acalymma vittatum) and the spotted cucumber beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi)...
Michael P. Hoffmann
Thomas A. Zitter
Cornell Cooperative Extension

Insect Management in Papaya

Insects may be a limiting factor in growing papayas, especially from fruit set until harvest. Among those likely to be a problem are the papaya fruit fly, webworm, whitefly, mites, aphids, scales, mealybugs, leafhoppers and hornworms. Of these pests, the papaya fruit fly is especially important...
Jorge E. Peña
Freddie A. Johnson
University of Florida

Effect of NPK Fertilizer on Diseases, Pests and Mycorrhizal Symbiosis in Cassava

A screen house study was conducted to evaluate the effects of a compound fertilizer (NPK) on the response of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) to diseases, pests and mycorrhizal symbiosis. Soil drenches of NPK (15 - 15 - 15, N - P2O5- K 2O) were applied at the rates of 0.083 g (10 kg ha-1) and 0...
V.I. Omorusi
D.K.G. Ayanru
International Journal of Agriculture and Biology, Pakistan

Beauveria bassiana 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 (NOP 2000). MATERIAL DESCRIPTION: Beauveria bassiana is a fungus...
Brian Caldwell
Emily Brown Rosen
Eric Sideman
Anthony M. Shelton
Christine D. Smart
Cornell Cooperative Extension Publication

Pupal Parasitoids of Yponomeuta malinellus (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) in Northeast Asia

Pupal parasitism of the apple ermine moth, Yponomeuta malinellus Zeller (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae), was investigated in northeast Asia with the goal of identifying potential biological controls of the moth, which threatened the apple industry in Washington State, USA during the 1980s. Seven...
Jang-hoon Lee
Robert W. Pemberton
Florida Entomologist

Adjuvant effects on the retention and uptake of spirotetramat insecticide sprays on kiwifruit

Spirotetramat (Movento®) is a systemic insecticide that can control scale insects on kiwifruit. It must be tank-mixed with a spray adjuvant to maximise leaf uptake. This study investigated how two adjuvants, a penetrating oil and a superspreader, affected spray retention and uptake of...
R.E. Gaskin
D.B. Horgan
R.M. van Leeuwen
D.W. Manktelow
New Zealand Plant Protection

Asian Citrus Psyllid

The Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Homoptera: Psyllidae) is a pest of citrus and close relatives of citrus. Asian citrus psyllid damages plants directly through its feeding activities. New shoot growth that is heavily infested by psyllids does not expand and develop normally and...
Elizabeth E Grafton-Cardwell
Kris E. Godfrey
Michael E. Rogers
Carl C. Childers
Philip A. Stansly
University of California ANR