Agriculture: Lettuce Pest Management Guidelines

Harvest and Postharvest

This year-round IPM program covers the major pests of lettuce in the Central Valley, Central Coast, and desert areas (Imperial and Coachella Valleys).

About Harvest and Postharvest

What should you be doing during this time?

Record the presence and level of soilborne disease at harvest.

Remove drip tape and till soil for subsequent crop or for the fallow season.

Prepare for fallow season and till soil (Central Coast).

Consider planting a cover crop to protect the soil during the winter fallow period (Central Coast).

Disc under crop residue to control leafminers. Destroy plants with thrips and tomato spotted wilt disease.

Plan crop rotation.

Text Updated: 04/17