Agriculture: Lettuce Pest Management Guidelines

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

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What should you be doing during this time?

Cultivate the field for a second time.

Apply nitrogen if needed based on results of presidedress soil nitrate quick test (PSNT).

Hand or mechanically weed the field. If weeds are producing seed, remove them from the field.

Monitor for pests or pest damage, and manage if needed according to Pest Management Guidelines.

Text Updated: 04/17