Year-Round IPM Program Pages
This year-round IPM program covers the major pests of nectarine in California.
About Dormancy/Delayed-dormancy (leaf fall to bud swell)
- Why is this season important in an IPM program?
- Mitigate pesticide effects to minimize air and water contamination.
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.