Year-Round IPM Program Pages
This year-round IPM program covers the major pests of California tomatoes grown for processing.
About First Red Fruit (Preharvest)
- Special issues of concern related to water quality: Insecticide application, fungicide application, drift, fertilizer application, runoff due to irrigation.
What should you be doing during this time?
Control irrigation to maintain yield and fruit quality.
If a late harvest is planned, consider management options for:
- Powdery mildew, unless a few weeks before harvest
Sporadic or minor pests you may see:
- Flea beetles
- Lygus bugs
- Tomato pinworm
- Tomato psyllid