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

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
AgriFoodGateway

Las relaciones entre las plagas y las plantas

En este capítulo se examina las diferentes formas en que las plagas afectan los cultivos. Plagas minadoras, masticadoras, enrolladoras, barrenadoras, picadoras-chupadoras, etc. Cómo los insectos actúan como vectores de enfermedades. Por último se analiza el nivel de...
Fausto H Cisneros
AgriFoodGateway

Generalidades sobre las plagas y sus efectos en la producción agrícola

Introducción a las plagas agrícolas, tipo de plagas, el efecto sobre los cultivos, métodos para medir pérdidas entre otros temas. Los cultivos o sementeras son afectadas por plagas, enfermedades y malezas que reducen la vitalidad y capacidad de producción de las...
Fausto H Cisneros
AgriFoodGateway