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

Insect Management on Organic Farms

Insect management presents a challenge to organic farmers. Insects are highly mobile and well adapted to farm production systems and pest control tactics. On organic farms, where the focus is on managing insects rather than eliminating them, success depends on learning about three kinds of...
H. M. Linker
D. B. Orr
M. E. Barbercheck
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Comparison of toxicity and selectivity of the pest Bactericera cockerelli and its predator Chrysoperla carnea

Chemical and biological control in sustainable management requires understanding the risks, selectivity and conditions of use for insecticides, in order to maximize their compatibility. Therefore, the tolerance of Chrysoperla carnea and Bactericera cockerelli to field concentrations of 18, 180,...
Ernesto Cerna
Carlos Ail
Jerónimo Landeros
Sergio Sánchez
Mohammad Badii
Luis Aguirre
Yisa Ochoa

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

Organic farmers rely primarily on preventive, cultural, and integrated methods of pest and disease management. Additionally, there are a number of materials that can complement and support organic management. This guide was developed to provide a useful and scientifically accurate reference for...
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