Agriculture: Pear Pest Management Guidelines

Introduction

These practices are recommended for a monitoring-based IPM program to reduce the risks of pesticides on the environment and human health.

When a pesticide application is considered, review the Pesticide Application Checklist for information on how to minimize the risks of pesticide use to water and air quality. Water quality can be impaired when pesticides drift into waterways or move off-site. Air quality can be impaired when pesticide applications release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere.

This year-round IPM program covers the major pests of pear. Track your progress through the year with the annual checklist form. Details on carrying out each practice, example monitoring forms, and information on additional pests can be found in the Pear Pest Management Guidelines. Color photo identification sheets and examples of monitoring forms can be found on the forms and photo ID pages.

Text Updated: 11/12