Agricultural Pest Control, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Organic Pest Control

Comparación de la toxicidad y selectividad de insecticidas para la plaga Bactericera cockerelli y su depredador Chrysoperla carnea

El control químico y biológico en el manejo sostenible requiere conocer los riesgos, selectividad y condiciones de uso de los insecticidas, para maximizar su compatibilidad. Por tanto, se comparó la tolerancia de Chrysoperla carnea y Bactericera cockerelli a la concentraci...
Ernesto Cerna
Carlos Ail
Jerónimo Landeros
Sergio Sánchez
Mohammad Badii
Luis Aguirre
Yisa Ochoa

African Organic Agriculture Training Manual: Mango Crop Management

Mango trees (Mangifera indica L.) are cultivated in many countries of East, South and West Africa. In these countries, mangoes contribute to farmer family diets as well as serving as a cash crop. Mangoes are a delicate fruit and, therefore, sensitive to transport, which limits trade opportunities...
Lukas Kilcher
Brian Ssebunya
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland

Efficacy of Emamectin Benzoate on Tuta absoluta Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) Infesting a Protected Tomato Crop in Algeria

  Tuta absoluta Meyrick became the most important pest of tomato crops in Algeria since 2008. Increasing problems in control of Tuta absoluta necessitate development of an integrated control program through a combination of preventive methods, biological control and chemical control if needed...
Abdelhamid Gacemi
Yamina Guenaoui
Academic Journal of Entomology

Time to prepare for fruitworm activity in blueberries

Cherry fruitworms and cranberry fruitworms are two early-season moth pests of blueberries in eastern North America. Both species have one generation per year and the female moths lay eggs during and after bloom, with cherry fruitworm activity being seven to 10 days earlier than cranberry fruitworm...
Rufus Isaacs
Carlos Garcia-Salazar
John Wise
Michigan State University

Insecticidal activity of citronella grass essential oil on Frankliniella schultzei and Myzus persicae

  The thrips, Frankliniella schultzei, and green peach aphid, Myzus persicae, cause direct damage to plants of economic importance and transmit phytoviruses, causing large economic losses. Chemical constituents of essential oils present a wide range of biological activities. The aim of this...
Patrícia Fontes Pinheiro
Vagner Tebaldi de Queiroz
Vando Miossi Rondelli
Adilson Vidal Costa
Tiago de Paula Marcelino
Dirceu Pratissoli
Ciência e Agrotecnologia

Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management

The Guide is divided into three sections. The first section provides cultural information and management practices for a number of important vegetable crop groups. For each family, key pests and disease problems are described. Cultural methods and management practices that will help control each...
Brian Caldwell
Eric Sideman
Abby Seaman
Anthony Shelton
Christine Smart
Cornell University

Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers

Contents: Soils and Fertility Soil Testing Petiole Sap Testing Fertilizer Application Methods Liming and Soil pH Chemigation Management Organic Matter and Cover Crops Transplants Transplant Production Transplant Containers Seeding and Growing...
Dan Egel
Ricky Foster
Elizabeth Maynard
Rick Weinzierl
Mohammad Babadoost
Patrick O’Malley
Ajay Nair
Raymond Cloyd
Cary Rivard
Megan Kennelly
Bill Hutchison
Sanjun Gu
Robert J. Precheur
Celeste Welty
Douglas Doohan
Sally Miller
University of Illinois Extension, Purdue Extension, Iowa State University Extension, Kansas State University Research, University of Minnesota Extension, University of Missouri Extension, and Ohio State University Extension

Investigation on the suitable isolate and medium for production of Bacillus thuringiensis

  Bacillus thuringiensis bioinsecticide has been widely used on crops worldwide to replace chemical pesticides. B. thuringiensis production by solid-state fermentation requires less capital investment and modest technical skills. The method is often considered unsuitable for growth of aerobic...
Rasoul Marzban
Journal of Biopesticides

Effect of Several Vegetable Combinations on The Population of Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) Under Glasshouse Conditions

  The whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) has become one of the most important agricultural pests and virus vectors of agricultural and ornamental crops in Malaysia. The objective of this research was to study the effect of combinations among four different vegetable plants; chilli Capsicum...
S.A.A. Mansour
M.N. Mohamad Roff
Khalid A. Saad
Y. Mohd Hanifah
Ismail Abuzid
A.B. Idris
Academic Journal of Entomology

Midwest Tree Fruit Spray Guide

  Revised annually, this guide provides spraying schedules for insect and disease pests of apple, pear, cherry, peach and plum trees. You will find safety tips, hints for figuring chemical application rates, and discussions about most pests that attack Missouri fruit trees. The guide's...
University of Illinois Extension
Purdue Extension
Iowa State University Extension
Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service
University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service
University of Missouri
Missouri State University
Ohio State University Extension
University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Service
University of Arkansas
Midwest Fruit Workers Group