Home Orchards: Table 5.3. Efficacy of Pesticides on Peaches and Nectarines

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Updated: October 17, 2017

Home Orchards: Table 5.3. Efficacy of Pesticides on Peaches and Nectarines

Caution: Broad-spectrum insecticides (those with a large number of pests listed on the label) have significant potential to be harmful to non-target organisms such as bees and other beneficial or predatory insects.

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
PesticidesERMGPAJBOFMPTBPCSJSSBTPBTSM
Azadirachtin333----34-
Carbaryla4422333334
Esfenvalerate-31222-22-
Horticultural oil1244441441
Imidacloprid-12--3-33-
Malathion4322232223
Safer's Soap2344442--2
Spinosad--34---44-

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

Broad-spectrum insecticides (those with a large number of pests listed on the label) have significant potential to be harmful to non-target organisms such as bees and other beneficial or predatory insects.