How to Manage Pests
UC Pest Management Guidelines
Take a fruit damage sample at harvest to assess the effectiveness of the current year's IPM program and to determine the needs of next year's program.
Use monitoring form with detailed treatment threshold information.HOW TO SAMPLE
During the sorting process in the orchard randomly examine 100 fresh fruit from each bin for each variety. Distinguish damage caused by peach twig borer, obliquebanded and omnivorous leafrollers, codling moth, and San Jose scale.
Look for the presence of:
Record on a sampling form the number of fruit infested by larvae, type of larvae present or, if there are no larvae present, whether damage is surface feeding only or if the larvae penetrated the fruit. Record the number of fruit with live San Jose scale or parasitized San Jose scale. Note that you may also see signs of ripe fruit rot.
UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Plum