Agriculture: Almond Pest Management Guidelines

Introduction

Use these guidelines for a monitoring-based IPM program to effectively manage pests, while reducing the risks of pesticides on the environment and human health.

When a pesticide application is considered, review the Pesticide Application Checklist at the bottom of this page for information on how to minimize the risks of pesticide use to water and air quality. Water quality can be impaired when pesticides drift into waterways or when they move off-site. Air quality can be impaired when pesticide applications release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere.

This year-round IPM program covers the major pests of almond in California. Details on carrying out each practice, example monitoring forms, and information on additional pests can be found in the Almond Pest Management Guidelines. Track your progress through the year with this annual checklist form. Color photo identification pages and examples of monitoring forms can be found on the forms and photo ID pages.

Text Updated: 08/17