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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Plum Curculio Site
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The plum curculio is a key pest of stone and pome fruit throughout much of eastern North America.  Typically, this pest requires intensive management efforts on the part of growers, with most applying broad spectrum insecticides over the majority of their acreage.  Currently, researchers from the United States and Canada are developing management strategies for plum curculio that are based specifically on their biology, ecology, and behavior.  These ecologically-based methods will provide for a biorational approach for management of plum curculio in the future.  Learn more about this research and other information about plum curculio here, at this Plum Curculio Working Group website. 




Plum Curculio Fact Sheets

Links to state-specific fact sheets describing plum curculio biology and pest status


Plum Curculio Research Programs

Links to researchers and research programs from the United States and Canada


Plum Curculio Digital Library

Images of plum curculio life stages and fruit damage


Plum Curculio Working Group Members



Find information on upcoming meetings, the latest news, and new research reports



If you would like to be added to our contact list or would like to contribute information or reports, please email Torri Hancock at



This project was funded by the USDA-NIFA Specialty Crops Research Initiative, Grant #2009-51181-06005

Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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