Fungicides, Herbicides, and Insecticides
In some cases, pesticides are the only alternative in controlling pests. The pesticides cited here have moderately low mammalian toxicity and degrade soon after application. Little or no toxic residues remain either on the fruit or in the environment if the pesticide is used according to label instructions.
A number of general-purpose products (GP-Products) are available at retail outlets. A GP-Product usually includes one or more insecticides and fungicides. It may or may not include a miticide. This type of mixture will afford adequate control of insect and disease problems, provided the amount used, the method of application, and the time of application are correct. These products allow you to buy one package of material instead of several individual pesticides that must then be mixed. Some mixtures are available in ready-to-use premeasured packets. Always follow the directions on the container package when mixing and applying pesticides.