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Fruits, Nuts, & Vegetables - Insect Management in Arkansas

Fruit production adds to the local and state economy, and diversifies the agriculture of the state. Peaches, pecans and grapes represent the greatest acreage and cash value of specialty fruit crops in Arkansas. In 2012 production of these three crops was: peaches (1200 acres, $4.6 million), pecans (6,700 acres; $2.9 million) and grapes (1400 acres, $1.2 million). Blueberries and blackberries each constitute approximately 300 acres. Production of the major specialty fruits has increased in recent years, due to greater interest in locally grown produce and food safety. Most fruit grown in Arkansas is marketed and sold within the state. Each of the crops has its own specialized pest management needs.

Guides

Cumulative degree days for: pecan nut casebearer, codling moth; grape berry moth; grape phylloxera; grape scale, Oriental fruit moth; plum curculio; San Jose scale

Trap monitoring, checking for pest damage, and cumulative DD can help predict the date for making a spray timing decision against a specific fruit or nut pest.

Degree Day Calculator for Fruit Insect Pests

Guides

Organic Resource Manual for Arkansas
University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture

Transitioning to Organic
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE)

Sustainable Pest Management
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service - ATTRA

Biorationals: Ecological Pest Management Database (link) 
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service - ATTRA

Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management - second edition
Cornell University

Presentations

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug: Organic PM
eOrganic Webinar, Feb. 2013 by Anne Nielsen, Rutgers University

Trap Crop for Stink BugseOrganic article, June 2012 by Russell Mizell, University of Florida)

Newsletters, Websites, Talks

Date Topic
11/15/2013 Identification and Biology of Invasive Pest Species of Grape
Dr. Donn Johnson | Department of Entomology | University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
(presented at the Arkansas Association of Grape Growers Conference)
6//12/2013 Pest Management in High Tunnels in Arkansas Workshop
Dr. Donn Johnson | Department of Entomology | University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
March/April
2013
Spotted Wing Drosophila Workshop
Dr. Donn Johnson, Dr. Elena Garcia, Barbara Lewis, and Soo-Hoon Sam Kim | Departments of Entomology and Horticulture | University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Spring 2013 Fruit Integrated Pest Management Training Workshop 
Dr. Donn Johnson | Department of Entomology | University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (presented at In-Service Training)
1/2013 Monitoring and Control of the Rednecked Cane Borer and Flatheaded Apple Tree Borer and Update on Spotted Wing Drosophila
Dr. Donn Johnson and Soo-Hoon Sam Kim | Department of Entomology | University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (presented at Horticulture Show)
1/2013 IPM Considerations for Organic Fruit Production: Managing Insect Pests
Dr. Donn Johnson and Soo-Hoon Sam Kim | Department of Entomology | University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (presented at Horticulture Show)
10/10/2012 Tarnished Plant Bugs, Mites, and Other Strawberry Insect Pests
Dr. Donn Johnson | Department of Entomology | University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (presented at Commercial Fruit IPM In-Service Training)
10/10/2012 Insect Scouting & Management in Peaches
Dr. Donn Johnson | Department of Entomology | University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (presented at Commercial Fruit IPM In-Service Training)
7/30/2012 Tarnished Plant Bug & Other Pests in Strawberries
Dr. Donn Johnson | Department of Entomology | University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (presented at 2012 Summer Preplant  Meeting of Mid-America Strawberry Growers Association)
7/2010 Organic Vegetable and Fruit IPM
Dr. Donn Johnson | Department of Entomology | University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (presented at Oklahoma Organic Workshop)

 

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