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Integrated Pest Management for Stone Fruits

Published 1999 · Publication 3389 · 264 pages

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Integrated Pest Management for Stone Fruits is the first manual of its kind devoted to stone fruits. It is the most complete guide now available for managing pest problems in apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, plums, and prunes.

Indispensable Guide

This book is an indispensable guide for:

  • establishing a pest management program
  • diagnosing pest problems
  • identifying and using beneficial insects
  • establishing new orchards
  • using biological control and other nonchemical methods
  • determining when control actions are needed
  • understanding how cultural practices affect pest problems

Latest Information

Developed for growers and pest control professionals, it uses the most up-to-date research available from University of California researchers and Cooperative Extension specialists, combined with day-to-day experience from farm advisors and pest control advisors. Home gardeners will find the books informative and useful as well. Topics covered include:

  • training and pruning
  • irrigation scheduling
  • scheduling management activities
  • soil and tissue sampling
  • pheromone mating disruption
  • relative toxicity of pesticides to natural enemies and honey bees
  • organically acceptable pest control options
  • vertebrate pest control options within the ranges of endangered species

Extraordinary Photographs and Illustrations

Hundreds of extraordinary photographs and illustrations show common and uncommon pest problems. The manual contains more than 300 excellent color photographs to help you identify, monitor, and manage more than 140 different pest problems, including insects, mites, diseases, nematodes, disorders, nutrient deficiencies, weeds, and vertebrate pests. The bloom stages of each fruit--apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, plums, and prunes--are illustrated with color photographs. Exceptional line drawings and tables complement the photographs and cover such topics as:

  • susceptibility of major rootstocks and varieties to a range of pests
  • pollination
  • fertilizer recommendations
  • the importance of dormant and delayed dormant treatments
  • supplies and forms for pest monitoring
  • tree and fruit structure and development

Extremely Useful References

"...extremely useful references! They are filled with outstanding color photographs."
--Helmut Riedl, Professor of Entomology, Oregon State University, Mid-Columbia Research and Extension Center

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This publication is available from the UC ANR Communication Services catalog. It is also available by mail, by telephone, or through the ANR sales offices and many UC County Cooperative Extension offices. For locations and more information, see "How to Order Publications."

List of Contents

Integrated Pest Management for Stone Fruits
  • Stone Fruit Production in California
Growth and Development of Stone Fruits
  • Growth Requirements · Development (Dormancy and Chilling Requirements · Shoot Growth and Development · Fruit Growth and Development · Root Growth and Development · Growth Interactions)
Managing Pests in Stone Fruits
  • Pest Identification · Orchard Monitoring (Monitoring before Planting the Orchard · Monitoring during the Season · Weather Monitoring · Accumulating Degree-Days) · Control Action Guidelines · Management Methods (Biological Control · Variety and Rootstock Selection · Certified Planting Stock · Soil Solarization ·  Establishing the New Orchard · Pruning · Pollination · Fruit Thinning · Girdling · Fertilization · Irrigation · Frost Protection · Harvest · Sanitation · Pheromone Mating Disruption · Pesticides · Organic Production of Stone Fruit)
Insects and Mites
  • Monitoring (Monitoring Methods) · Management Methods (Biological Control · Cultural Practices · Pheromone Mating Disruption · Pesticides) · Caterpillars (Peach Twig Borer · Oriental Fruit Moth · Leafrollers: Omnivorous Leafroller, Fruittree Leafroller, Obliquebanded Leafroller, Orange Tortrix · Green Fruitworms · Cankerworms · Codling Moth · Redhumped Caterpillar · Western Tussock Moth · Tent Caterpillars · Fall Webworm) · Plant Bugs (Stink Bugs · Lygus Bugs · A Plant Bug, Calocoris norvegicus) · Scale Insects (San Jose Scale · European Fruit Lecanium · Black Scale · Italian Pear Scale) · Other Insect Pests (Western Flower Thrips · Aphids: Mealy Plum Aphid, Leaf Curl Plum Aphid, Black Cherry Aphid, Green Peach Aphid, Other Aphids · Leafhoppers · Wood Borers: Pacific Flatheaded Borer, Shothole Borer, Peachtree Borer, American Plum Borer, Prune Limb Borer, Branch and Twig Borer · European Earwig · Cribrate Weevil · Katydids · Cherry Slug) · Mites (Webspinning Spider Mites · European Red Mite · Brown Mite · Eriophyid Mites)
  • Orchard Monitoring and Diagnosis · Prevention and Management · Foliage and Fruit Diseases (Brown Rot · Powdery Mildew · Shot Hole · Jacket Rot, Green Fruit Rot · Leaf Curl, Plum Pockets · Rust · Scab · Fog Spot · Leaf Spot of Cherry · Anthracnose) · Root and Crown Diseases (Phytophthora Root and Crown Rot · Crown Gall · Armillaria Root Rot · Verticillium Wilt)  · Trunk and Branch Cankers (Bacterial Canker and Blast · Eutypa Dieback · Ceratocystis Canker · Cytospora or Leucostoma Canker · Phytophthora Pruning Wound Canker · Silver Leaf) · Virus and Phytoplasma Diseases (X-Disease or Cherry Buckskin · Peach Yellow Leafroll · Peach Mosaic · Cherry Mottle Leaf · Yellow Bud Mosaic, Prune Brownline, Prunus Stem Pitting · Cherry Stem Pitting · Cherry Rasp Leaf · Prunus Necrotic Ringspot, Cherry Rugose Mosaic, Plum Line Pattern · Prune Dwarf, Peach Stunt · Cherry Necrotic Rusty Mottle · Peach Wart) · Abiotic Disorders (Crinkle Leaf, Deep Suture · Russet Scab · Wind Scab · Nectarine Pox · Peach False Wart · Noninfectious Plum Shot Hole · Plum Rusty Blotch · Nutrient Deficiencies: Nitrogen, Zinc, Potassium, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Boron, Boron Toxicity · Herbicide Injury: Dichlobenil or Casoron, Glyphosate or Roundup, Norflurazon or Solicam, Oxyfluorfen or Goal, Simazine or Princep, 2,4-D)
  • Description and Damage (Root Knot Nematodes · Root Lesion Nematodes · Ring Nematode · Dagger Nematode) · Management Guidelines (Soil Sampling · Field Selection and Preparation--The "Replant Problem" · Soil Fumigation · Postplant Nematicides · Rootstock Selection · Fallow and Crop Rotation · Sanitation · Cover Crops)
Vegetation Management
  • Weed Management (Management Methods · Management during Orchard Establishment · Management in Established Orchards) · Weed Monitoring · Identifying Major Weed Species · Perennial Grasses and Sedges  · Perennial Broadleaves · Biennial Broadleaves · Winter Annual Grasses · Winter Annual Broadleaves · Summer Annual Grasses · Summer Annual Broadleaves · Cover Crops
  • Managing Vertebrate Pests · Ground Squirrels · Pocket Gophers · Voles (Meadow Mice) · Black-tailed Jackrabbit, Cottontail and Brush Rabbits · Mule Deer · Birds
Pest Damage Table
Appendix I. Bloom Stages of Stone Fruits
Appendix II. Degree-Day Reference Tables

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