Year-Round IPM Program Pages
This year-round IPM program covers the major pests of California tomatoes grown for processing.
About Harvest and Postharvest
What should you be doing during this time?
Harvest promptly to reduce fruit rot problems such as blackmold.
Identify pest damage in harvested fruit.
Consider fall soil sampling for nutrients and nematodes.
Plan fallow season, cover crop, or overwintering crop management to reduce runoff and erosion. Deep ripping, if planned, is best done postharvest.
Plan for next year.