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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR KEY PESTS OF PECAN AND PEACH

Location: Fruit and Nut Research

Title: Controlling insect pests & diseases in organic pecan and peach production

Authors
item Shapiro Ilan, David
item Bock, Clive

Submitted to: Georgia Organics Incorporated
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: October 2, 2012
Publication Date: October 5, 2012
Citation: Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Bock, C.H. 2012. Controlling insect pests & diseases in organic pecan and peach production. Georgia Organics Incorporated. http://vimeo.com/43396297.

Interpretive Summary: A number of insect pests and diseases can cause severe damage in orchard crops such as pecan and peach. David Shapiro-Ilan and Clive Bock from the USDA-ARS Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory in Byron GA provided information on current or potential organic solutions to control the key insect pests and diseases of pecan and peach. Based on their own research as well as others, Shapiro-Ilan and Bock will discuss organic approaches that are currently available as well as prospects for the future; some of their research results are applicable to other cropping systems as well. In reference to insect pests, Dr. Shapiro-Ilan discusses research on the use of beneficial (environmentally friendly) nematodes for control of pecan weevil, plum curculio and peachtree borers, beneficial fungi for control of pecan weevil, and enhancement of natural enemies for aphids. Dr Bock described the use of Bordeaux mixture to control pecan scab, and various other organically acceptable methods that can be used to manage other diseases that cause damage to pecan and peach, including the use of host resistance and rootstock choice. This presentation was provided at the 2012 conference of Georgia Organics in Columbus, GA.

Technical Abstract: A number of insect pests and diseases can cause severe damage in orchard crops such as pecan and peach. David Shapiro-Ilan and Clive Bock from the USDA-ARS Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory in Byron GA provided information on current or potential organic solutions to control the key insect pests and diseases of pecan and peach. Based on their own research as well as others, Shapiro-Ilan and Bock will discuss organic approaches that are currently available as well as prospects for the future; some of their research results are applicable to other cropping systems as well. In reference to insect pests, Dr. Shapiro-Ilan discusses research on the use of entomopathogenic nematodes for control of pecan weevil (Curculio caryae), plum curculio (Conotrachelus nenuphar) and peachtree borers (Synanthedon spp.), entomopathogenic fungi for control of pecan weevil, and enhancement of natural enemies for aphids. Dr Bock described the use of Bordeaux mixture to control pecan scab, and various other organically acceptable methods that can be used to manage other diseases that cause damage to pecan and peach, including the use of host resistance and rootstock choice. This presentation was provided at the 2012 conference of Georgia Organics in Columbus, GA.

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