Pest Management

Disease control is an important component of fruit production. In the southeastern United States, where a warm, humid climate favors rapid growth and reproduction of insects and organisms that cause disease, chemicals to control these pests are applied at regular intervals from break of dormancy until fruits are harvested.  One of our goals is to identify critical times for sprays to reduce the number of pesticide applications. See the links below for specifiic information for peaches, melons, and tomatoes.