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

Insect, Disease and Nematode Control for Commercial Vegetables

Recommendations are organized into sections by crop. Within a crop, specific pests are listed along with their control recommenda tions. Frequent users may want to insert tabs for easy location of each crop section. This publication focuses on chemical tactics and should be used in conjunction...
George Bird
Mary Hausbeck
Lynnae J. Jess
William Kirk
Zsofia Szendrei
Fred Warner
Michigan State University Extension

General Concepts of Integrated Pest Management

Effective management of a pest problem depends on: Correct diagnosis of the problem and correct identifi cation of the pest causing it. Use of techniques to prevent or delay infestations or infections as well as techniques to control them. Early detection of pests by frequent inspection...
Michael A. Ellis
Celeste Welty
Richard C. Funt
Douglas Doohan
Roger N. Williams
Maurus Brown
Bruce Bordelon
Ohio State University Extension

Organic Insect and Disease Control for lettuce

Lettuce belongs to the Composite family, a large group that includes sunflowers, artichokes, endive and chicory, as well as noxious weeds like thistles and ragweed. It is commonly grown for its edible leaves as a salad crop. It may be the most widely grown crop on organic farms because its value...
Brian Caldwell
Emily Brown Rosen
Eric Sideman
Anthony M. Shelton
Christine D. Smart
Cornell University

Alternativas de Desinfección de Suelo en la Producción de Tomates en Invernaderos de Colín

El presente boletín técnico presenta las principales enfermedades detectadas en la producción de tomates de invernadero causadas por nematodos y hongos. Se presentan los resultados de las mediciones de efectividad de control lograda con los diferentes tratamientos aplicados....
Jorge Riquelme
Jorge Carrasco
INIA Chile

Ciclo biológico y algunos aspectos del comportamiento de Dagbertus sp. en cultivo de palto

    En las condiciones especiales del valle Virú, Perú se ha presentado una plaga que afecta la inflorescencia y el cuajado de frutos, por lo que la planta reduce significativamente la producción. Es un “chinche” de la familia Miridae, del género...
Yulissa Yarita Rubiños
Avocadosource

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