Agriculture: Avocado Pest Management Guidelines

Introduction

These practices are recommended for a monitoring-based IPM program that enhances the use of IPM practices to reduce the risks of pesticides on the environment and human health.

When a pesticide application is considered, review the Pesticide Application Checklist 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 avocados in California. Details on carrying out each practice, example monitoring forms, and information on additional pests can be found in the UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Avocado. Track your progress through the year with this annual checklist form. Color photo identification pages and example monitoring forms can be found at forms and photo identification pages.

Text Updated: 09/16