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Pests

Numerous pests affect commercial vegetable production in New York. All stages of plant growth may be susceptible to insects or disease causing pathogens which may result in poor seedling emergence, reduced yields and quality issues. Similarly, weeds compete with vegetable crops for light, nutrients and water often reducing yields. Weeds can also act as a reservoir for insects and diseases. Furthermore, weed seeds and other parts can be a contaminant of certain vegetable crops.

Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program Specialists conduct research and educational programs on many important insects, diseases and weeds in New York. While not an exhaustive list, current information on many important vegetable pests can be found below. The most recent pest content is listed below but you can find more pests under the pest categories of Diseases, Insects, and Weeds.

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    Most Recent Pests Content

    Cranberry Fruitworms - a significant pest in blueberries.

    Laura McDermott, Team Leader, Small Fruit and Vegetable Specialist
    Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

    Last Modified: May 24, 2018

    Fruitworms overwinter as larvae and pupate in the spring, emerging as adult moths after the start of bloom and usually before early fruit set. Moths move into blueberry plantings when fruit is small and lay eggs directly on the fruit. The larvae hatch and tunnel into the fruit and begin feeding. Find out how to control these pests here!


    OMRI and Conventional Options for Flea Beetle Suppression

    Ethan Grundberg, Vegetable Specialist
    Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

    Last Modified: May 24, 2018

    Crucifer flea beetles have been feasting on brassica crops for a couple of weeks already. If your management strategy isn't working to limit damage, check out what other options are available to you.


    Be on the Lookout for Cucumber Beetles!

    Crystal Stewart, Extension Vegetable Specialist
    Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

    Last Modified: May 23, 2018


    More Pests Content

    Thrips damage to High Tunnel Cucumbers
    A Spring Tale of Springtails
    Lookout for Leek Moth
    Common Asparagus Beetle Management During Harvest Season
    Start managing for bacterial diseases in field tomatoes at transplanting
    Weed Control and Plastic Mulches
    Allium Leafminer Spring Flight Has Begun
    Managing Basil Downy Mildew
    Mix and Match: Compatibility of Biocontrol with other Pest Management Strategies
    Be on the Lookout for Southern Blight
    Chlorothalonil / Bravo Shortage
    Growing Alliums for Storage & Long Term Sales Resource Guide
    Zonix Biofungicide Label
    Labeled Insecticides for Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila in New York Berries
    2017 Grape Disease Control
    Pink Root on Your Onion Transplants: To Plant or Not to Plant?
    Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training Slides
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    May 29, 2018
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    Weed Management in Strawberries - Video

    Dr. Bryan Brown, Integrated Weed Management Specialist with the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program, begins by discussing general weed management principles, then reviews the weed control recommendations of the Cornell Pest Management Guidelines for Berry Crops, and finishes with a case study of Shenk Berry Farm.

    This was recorded at the 2018 ENYCHP Eastern New York Fruit & Vegetable Conference held February 20th and 21st. 

    Check out the link on Youtube here.


    Confused by the WPS (Worker Protection Standard)?

    Please take note: WPS pertains to all farms-organic and conventional!  To be sure that you are complying with these regulations, please view the EPA link below:
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