Insect Pests of Vegetable, Ornamental and Spice Crops
Spotted lanternfly SLF populations are expected to be high in and some growers have already reported significant populations of nymph SLF in their vineyards. Remember that SLF feed on over 70 different plant species and will be present throughout the landscape, including areas surrounding your vineyard. All life stages of SLF except for the egg masses actively feed on plant sap phloem. In , we learned more about the phenology and behavior of SLF in vineyards. The most problematic life stage is the adults, which are very numerous and most problematic in vineyards from late August-October. For post-harvest, the longest lasting chemical is bifenthrin which has a pre-harvest interval of 30 days. Please keep in mind that this is observation-based, not science-based.
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Pest management requires a holistic approach to combating yield-impacting pests. This focuses on monitoring the life cycles and prevalence of pests to determine the best pest control methods for the current and following growing season. Prior agronomic practices, like planting corn-on-corn, can create significantly higher pest pressure than in fields previously rotated with other crops. To get more corn per acre, having a solid understanding of the level of pressure and type of pests is key for choosing the best corn traits and agronomic practices to address these challenges.
Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. Below is the uncorrected machine-read text of this chapter, intended to provide our own search engines and external engines with highly rich, chapter-representative searchable text of each book. CHAPTER 1 Introduction The objectives of insect-pest management and control are to create and main- tain situations in which insects are prevented from causing significant problems.