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Peach

Relative Impact of the Timing of Pesticide Applications on Natural Enemies

(Reviewed 4/10, updated 4/10)

In this Guideline:


Timing/Treatment NATURAL ENEMIES
Caterpillar parasites (Copidosoma sp. and Macrocentrus sp.) Lacewings Lady beetles (Chilocorus spp.) Minute pirate bugs Predatory mites (Galendromus sp. and Typhlodromus sp.) Scale parasites (Aphytis sp.) Spiders
DORMANT
oil L L L L L L L
oil + IGR1 L L L L L L L
oil + OP2 L M L M L L M
oil + pyrethroid3 L L L M H L
oil + spinosyns4 L L L L L L/M L
BLOOM
Bt5 L L L L L L L
diamides6 L L L L L L
Dimilin L L L L L L L
Intrepid L L L L L L L
spinosyns4 M L M L L H L
INSEASON
Avaunt L L L L
carbamate7 H H H H H H H
diamides6 L L L L L
Movento L L L L L L L
OP2 H M H H M H H
pyrethroid3 H L/M H H H H H
spinosyns4 M/H L/M H M L H
H = high    M = moderate    L = low    — = no information
1 IGR = insect growth regulators (diflubenzuron-Dimilin, buprofezin-Centaur, pyriproxyfen-Seize)
2 OP = organophosphate (Diazinon, Imidan)
3 pyrethroid (Asana, Ambush, Pounce)
4 Spinosyns = spinosad (Success, Entrust), spinetoram (Delegate)
5 Bt = Bacillus thuringiensis
6 Diamides = chlorantraniliprole (Altacor), flubendiamide (Belt)
7 carbamate (Carzol, Lannate, Sevin)

[Precautions]

PUBLICATION

[UC Peer Reviewed]

UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Peach
UC ANR Publication 3454
General Information
Acknowledgments: C. Pickel, UC IPM Program, Sutter/Yuba counties; W. J. Bentley, UC IPM Program, Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier; J. K. Hasey, UCCE Sutter/Yuba counties; K. R. Day, UCCE Tulare County

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