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Cluster of ripe apricotsWhy Is the Harvest Period Important in an IPM Program?

The harvest period is a good time to assess which pests were damaging in the orchard this year to help plan next year's pest management program, including the need for a dormant or delayed-dormant treatment.

Examine fresh fruit from different bins and record damage caused by pests and diseases. By reviewing these records, together with records of your pest management activities, you can determine which activities seemed to work well. In addition, these records will reveal which pests may require treatment during the next growing season.

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