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Table 5.2. Occurence of Insect and Mite Pests During the Stone Fruit Growing Season

Informational table showing the occurrence of insect and mite pests during the stone fruit growing season.

Apply pesticides only if pests are present in damaging numbers. Bloom period is assumed to occur during the second week in May. Dates listed for sprays are approximate; they should be applied about once every two weeks.

Insects and Mites

  • Erm = European red mite
  • GPA = green peach aphid
  • JB = Japanese beetle
  • OFM = oriental fruit moth
  • PTB = peachtree borer
  • PC = plum curculio
  • SJS = San Jose scale
  • SB = stink bugs
  • TPB = tarnished plant bug
  • TSM = two-spotted spider mite
Timing ERM GPA JB OFM PTB PC SJS SB TPB TSM
Dorman +
+ - - - - ++ - - -
Pink - ++ - - - - - - ++ -
Bloom - - - - - - - - - -
Petal Fall
+ ++ - + - - - + ++ -
Shuck Fall
+ + - + - ++ - ++ ++ -
Early June
+ + - ++ - ++ - ++ + +
Mid-June + + + ++ + + + + + +
Early July
+ - ++ ++ ++ - ++ + + +
Mid-July + - ++ ++ ++ - ++ + - +
Early August
- ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ - - + +

+ = pest present, possible control
++ = proper timing of control
- = control generally is not needed at this time

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Table 5.2. Occurence of Insect and Mite Pests During the Stone Fruit Growing Season

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