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

Midwest Tree Fruit Spray Guide 2010

This guide includes handling pesticides, safety tips, spray volume and rate calculations, calibrations, dilute spraying, low-volume spraying, spray adjuvants among other topics. Also includes spray schedule for apple, pear, cherry, peach, and plum. Efficacy of selected insecticides, acaricides, and...
Midwest Fruit Workers Group
Midwest Fruit Workers Group

Agricultural Respiratory Protective Equipment

Many harmful air-borne contaminants exist on farms and ranches, e.g., pesticides, dusts, anhydrous ammonia, etc. Protection from air-borne contaminants can be achieved in several ways. Substitute nontoxic substances: replace toxic pesticides with reduced-risk biological control agents or...
M. Legault
P.D. Ayers
S.K. McDonald
Colorado State University Extension

Carbon Dioxide Fumigation Technique to Control Insect Pests in Stored Products

    Fumigation is the main insect control procedure for stored products in Thailand. Methyl bromide and phosphine are among the widely used fumigants. In Thailand, the technique of using carbon dioxide treatment to control insects in milled rice storage was initiated many years ago....
Department of Agriculture, Thailand
Department of Agriculture, Thailand

A Sustainable Pest Management Strategy for Sweetpotato Weevil in Cuba: A Success Story

  Sweetpotato is one of the most important staple foods in Cuba, covering around 60,000 ha each year. The potential to increase sweetpotato production is limited by damage from the sweetpotato weevil. The weevil is present in all provinces of Cuba, causing up to 45% damage in the absence of...
A. Lagnaoui
Fausto H. Cisneros
J. Alcazar
F. Morales
Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones de Viandas Tropicales

Control of the Beet Armyworm, Spodoptera Exigua (Hubner), with Synthetic Sex Pheromone

The feasibility of synthetic sex pheromone as a communication disruption agent for the control of the beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua (Hübner), was examined by dispensing a 7:3 mixture of (Z,E)-9, 12-tetradecadienyl acetate and (Z)-9-tetradecen-1-o1. When this mixture was dispensed into a...
Mikio Takai
Sadao Wakamura
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center

Control of Insect Pests with Entomopathogenic Nematodes

Entomopathogenic nematodes in the genus Steinernema and Heterorhabditis have been successfully commercialized as biological control agents for a variety of curculionid species. Nematode-based products have been introduced for: 1) root weevils, Otiorhynchus spp. 2) billbugs, Sphenophorus spp. 3)...
Kirk A. Smith
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center

Biology and Virus Transmission of Citrus Aphids

Aphid species of the world which attack citrus and transmit citrus tristeza virus (CTV) are reviewed. Four aphids, Toxoptera citricidus, T. aurantii, Aphis gossypii and A. spiraecola, are all common species, and all of them transmit CTV. Their occurrence varies in different countries and...
Shinkichi Komazaki
Food & Fertilizer Technology center

Fresh Fruit Pesticide Residue Limits

Series of tables presenting the Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) in parts-per-million (ppm) for fresh fruit in the U.S., Canada, EU, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea. Tables also include Codex values. Current production practices often include the use of various pre- and postharvest chemicals, many of which...
M.A. Ritenour
University of Florida, IFAS Extension

Organic and Low-Spray Peach Production

This publication describes the major diseases and insect pests of peaches and discusses organic or least-toxic control options for each. It emphasizes the considerable climatic differences between the arid West, which is relatively amenable to organic peach production, and the humid East, where it...
Steve Diver
Tracy Mumma
ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

Aspectos Ecológicos en el Control de Plagas Agrícolas

En esta publicación se analiza lo que es un ecosistema natural y un ecosistema agrícola. Así mismo se discute las interrelaciones de las plagas con los otros componentes del ecosistema agrícola; los pronósticos de ocurrencias, las fluctuaciones en poblaciones y...
Fausto H Cisneros