University of Florida

Stonefruit

Dormant Season Insects

Peaches are one of the most nutritious foods available and once were an important crop in Florida. They still have much potential as a crop but are attacked by many arthropod and disease pests. Currently, projects are looking at several aspects of the biology, behavior and management of peach insects including plum curculio and stink bugs. With colleagues in Georgia and the USDA, ARS, the use of nematodes as biological control agents of plum curculio and the peachtree borers is being investigated.

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This page was last updated on April 27, 2012.