Agriculture: Nectarine Pest Management Guidelines

Dormancy/Delayed-Dormancy

This year-round IPM program covers the major pests of nectarine in California.

About Dormancy/Delayed-dormancy (leaf fall to bud swell)

What should you be doing at this time?

Apply fungicide treatments as needed according to Nectarine Pest Management Guidelines:

Manage orchard floor vegetation:

Make an oil treatment for scales and European red and brown mite eggs.

  • If you saw increasing damage from scales last year, take a dormant shoot sample to see if an insect growth regulator should be added to the oil treatment.

Treat peach twig borer and obliquebanded leafroller with environmentally sound material or delay treatment until bloom.

Text Updated: 06/10