Agriculture: Nectarine Pest Management Guidelines

Relative Impact of the Timing of Pesticide Applications of Natural Enemies

NATURAL ENEMIES
Timing/Treatment Caterpillar parasites (Copidosoma sp. and Macrocentrus sp.) Lacewings Lady beetles (Chilocorus spp.) Minute pirate bugs Predatory mites (Galendromus sp. and Typhlodromus sp.) Scale parasites (Aphytis sp.) Spiders
DORMANT
oil L L L L L L L
oil + IGR1 L L L L L L L
oil + OP2 L M L M L L M
oil + pyrethroid3 L L L M H L
oil + spinosyns4 L L L L L L/M L
BLOOM
Bt5 L L L L L L L
diamides6 L L L L L L
Dimilin L L L L L L L
Intrepid L L L L L L L
spinosyns4 M L M L L H L
IN SEASON
Avaunt L L L L
carbamate7 H H H H H H H
diamides6 L L L L L
Movento L L L L L L L
OP2 H M H H M H H
pyrethroid3 H L/M H H H H H
spinosyns4 M/H L/M H M L H
H = high      M = moderate     L = low     — = no information
1 IGR = insect growth regulators (diflubenzuron-Dimilin, buprofezin-Centaur, pyriproxyfen-Seize)
2 OP = organophosphate (Diazinon, Imidan)
3 pyrethroid (Asana, Ambush, Pounce)
4 Spinosyns = spinosad (Success, Entrust), spinetoram (Delegate)
5 Bt = Bacillus thuringiensis
6 Diamides = chlorantraniliprole (Altacor)
7 carbamate (Carzol, Lannate, Sevin)
Text Updated: 06/10