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

Prickly Pear Cacti Pests and Their Control in Mexico

Opuntia spp., known by Mexicans as nopal, represents historically one of the most important biotic elements of Mexico. This natural resource has been and is being used for multiple purposes. Some of the current uses include: food for humans as both vegetable and fruit, forage for animals, source...
Mohammad H. Badii
Adriana E. Flores
Florida Entomologist

Consumption and Oviposition Rates of six Phytoseiid Species feeding on eggs of the Cassava Green Mite Mononychellus tanajoa (Acari: Tetranychidae)

In Africa the cassava green mite, Mononychellus tanajoa, is an important pest of cassava, Manihot esculenta . Phytoseiid mites from South America are being evaluated as potential biological control agents of this alien pest. We evaluated six phytoseiid (Acari: Phytoseiidae) species, collected in...
Maria E. Cuellar
Paul-Andre Calatayud
Elsa L. Melo
Lincoln Smith
Anthony C. Bellotti
Florida Entomologist

Advances in the Knowledge of Quinoa Pests

A wide range of quinoa pests are known throughout the world. The most serious of the Andean pests are Eurysacca melanocampta (Meyrick) and E. quinoae Povolny´ (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), found mainly in Peru and Bolivia, which cause considerable yield losses. Insects found elsewhere in the...
Claus Rasmussen
Aziz Lagnaoui
Peter Esbjerg
Food Reviews International

Potencial del Control Biológico en el Manejo de las Plagas de la Yuca

El control biológico, en sentido ecológico y considerado como fase del control natural, puede definirse como la regulación de la densidad de población de un organismo por enemigos naturales (parásitos, predatores o patógenos) a un nivel más bajo del...
Elsa L. Melo

Ionizing Irradiation Quarantine Treatment Against Sweet Potato Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

An ionizing irradiation quarantine treatment of 165 Gy was approved by the California Department of Agriculture against sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius elegantulus (Summers), infesting sweetpotatoes from Florida. The first commercial shipment was made in May, 2000. At ³ 400 Gy, ‘...
Guy J. Hallman
Florida Entomologist

Plant Pest Control

Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification and Recertification Study Manual Pest identification and knowledge of pest control measures are necessary for the commercial applicator to apply and recommend economic pest treatment. This training manual provides you with information on insect...
H. Leroy Brooks
F. Robert Henderson
Dennis K. Kuhlman
Erick B. Nilson
Paul Ohlenbusch
Ned Tisserat
William G. Willis
Kansas State University Extension

Eradication of Sweet Potato Weevil, Cylas Formicarius Fabricius from Muroto City, Kochi, Japan

The sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius Fabricius (SPW), is one of the most serious pests of the sweetpotato, Ipomoea batatas (L.) LAM., and is widely distributed throughout the world. In the 1900's, the SPW invaded Okinawa and spread to the northern islands of Amami (1940) and Tokara (...
Kazuhiro Komi
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center, Taiwan

Manejo de Plagas de la Yuca

El manejo de plagas de la yuca se debe basar, fundamentalmente, en el control biológico, en la resistencia de la planta hospedante y en el empleo de práctica culturales. Estos eslabones de la cadena de control integrado han tenido un papel importante en los programas de manejo de...
Anthony C. Bellotti
Bernardo Arias V.
Jesús A. Reyes Q.

Pesticide Application Training

This is a self-teaching manual. At the end of each major section is a list of study questions to check your understanding of the subject matter. By each question in parenthesis is the page number on which the answer to that question can be found. This will help you in checking your answers. These...
Sharon M. Dobesh
Donald C. Cress
Robert Bowden
H. Leroy Brooks
F. Robert Henderson
Dennis K. Kuhlman
Dallas Peterson
Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station

Ecology of the Insect Vectors of Citrus Systemic Diseases and Their Control in Taiwan

This Bulletin discusses the ecology of the Asiatic citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) in relation to epidemics of greening disease of citrus. The citrus brown aphid (Toxoptera citricidus) is briefly mentioned, together with control measures against both vectors. The female psyllid lays eggs only...
Chiou-nan Chen
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center, Taiwan