How to Manage Pests

UC Pest Management Guidelines

Avocado

When to Monitor Pests, Damage, and Natural Enemies

(Reviewed 9/16, updated 9/16)

In this Guideline:


TIME OF YEAR JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

CROP

DEVELOPMENT

STAGE

Older fruit development or presence
  Young fruit development  
Pollination and fruit set  
Pre-bloom and open flower  
  Leaf flush      
Grove location  
Coast Inland PESTS  
    DISEASES m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m
    VERTEBRATES o o o o m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m o o
    WEEDS   m m m o o o o m m m o o o o o o o o o o o  
 
    INVERTEBRATES
+ + avocado thrips   o o o m m m m m m o            
+ + persea mite       m m m m m m m m m m m m m o o    
caterpillars       m m m m m m m m m m m m o o      
+ greenhouse thrips       m m m m m m m m m m m o o o o o o    
+ sixspotted mite     m m m m m m m o o o o o        
+ avocado brown mite             o o m m m m m m m o  
+ + avocado lace bug           m m m m m m m m m m m m o o      
ants & Homoptera     o m m m m o o o o o            
+ + pests that migrate to young trees       o o o m m m m m o          
glassy-winged sharpshooter           o o m m m m m o o      
 
NATURAL ENEMIES  
predatory thrips     o m m m m m m o            
predatory mites     o m m m m m o              
spider mite destroyer     o m m m m m o     o m m m m m m    
greenhouse thrips parasites       m m m m o o o o o o o        
caterpillar pathogens, parasites, & predators       m m m m m m m m m m m m        
KEY TO PESTS AND NATURAL ENEMIES
+ = Monitor routinely, commonly a pest
- = Routine monitoring probably warranted only in special circumstances, such as when a species recently was a pest there or when natural enemies have been disrupted, e.g., by broad-spectrum insecticide application
  = Shading indicates period of potential for damage
  = Shading indicates period damage most likely
m = major times to monitor
o = other times to monitor

PUBLICATION

[UC Peer Reviewed]

UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Avocado
UC ANR Publication 3436

General Information

Acknowledgment for contributions to General Information:
M. L. Arpaia, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
M. L. Bianchi, UC Cooperative Extension, San Luis Obispo County
C. J. Lovatt, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
P. Mauk, UC Cooperative Extension, Riverside County
P. A. Phillips, UC IPM Program, UC Cooperative Extension, Ventura County
G. W. Witney, California Avocado Commission, Irvine, CA

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