Year-Round IPM Program Pages
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 Heading to Harvest
What should you be doing during this time?
Monitor for pests or pest damage, and manage if needed according to Pest Management Guidelines.
Manage vertebrate pest problems, and take appropriate steps according to industry guidelines for food safety.
Test soil for nitrogen , and apply as needed based on nitrate quick test results.
Clean harvest equipment and tractors before they enter the field to prevent the spread of diseases.