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Table 5.3. Efficacy of Pesticides on Peaches and Nectarines

Due to a wide array of various products containing the same active ingredient, for insecticide recommendations, when appropriate, the active ingredient is listed instead of the name of the formulated product.

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
Pesticides ERM GPA JB OFM PTB PC SJS SB TPB TSM
Azadirachtin 3 3 3 - - - - 3 4 -
Carbaryla 4 4 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4
Esfenvalerate - 3 1 2 2 2 - 2 2 -
Horticultural oil
1 2 4 4 4 4 1 4 4 1
Imidacloprid - 1 2 - - 3 - 3 3 -
Malathion 4 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3
Safer's Soap
2 3 4 4 4 4 2 - - 2
Spinosad - - 3 4 - - - 4 4 -

Degree of control: 1 = excellent; 2 = good; 3 = fair; 4 = poor; - = no rating available
a. Carbaryl may worsen mite problems.

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Table 5.3. Efficacy of Pesticides on Peaches and Nectarines

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