Agriculture: Peach Pest Management Guidelines

Relative Impact of the Timing of Pesticide Applications on Natural Enemies

Timing/Treatment NATURAL ENEMIES
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: 04/10