CYSDV has caused significant reductions in fruit yields in the past, mainly due to the whitefly. This article gives some management guidelines for the whitefly including cultural management and chemical management.
Cultural Practices for Whitefly Management in Desert Melons 2019
This article outlines some ways to manage the Whitefly (SWF) population. Even though there are naturally occurring factors that lie outside the realm of control, there is still many things one can do to help reduce the population and risk of the Whitefly.
A total of 28 surveys were completed of insecticide usage on desert lettuce, representing an estimated total of 33,275 fall acres and 35,156 spring lettuce acres from Yuma and neighboring Imperial Counties (Holtville/Brawley/BardWinterhaven).
Insect Losses and Management on Desert Lettuce: A 15-Year Summary
The bagrada bug, became a major pest of cole crops in the fall of 2010. The following contains the summaries surveys performed on an annual basis since 2010, aiming to estimate the severity of bagrada bug on direct-seeded and transplanted cole crops, and the intensity of chemical management required to control it.
Weed Interference with Insect Management in Desert Crops
Effective weed management is critical for the profitable production of vegetable crops in the desert southwest for all the obvious reasons. However, weed management is also essential for another important, but often overlooked, reason.
A chart detailing various insecticides and the efficacy against Whiteflies. Each insecticide is rated at Good, Fair, and Poor, and is shown for both the Adult and Nymph stage. There is also a brief note for each of the insecticides.
Insect Management on Desert Melons: Whiteflies 2019
This article describes the sweetpotato whitefly (SWF) in great depth and their relation to Desert Melons. It includes it's history of development and damages it has caused. The article also describes the management of SWF, including sampling/monitoring, natural/biological control, cultural practices, and insecticidal control.
This article describes the Lettuce Aphid. It covers it's physical description, economic damage, insecticidal control, and methods for identifying this insect. Very little has been reported about Lettuce Aphids under desert conditions.
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