Food safety issues have become increasingly important in the production of leafy vegetables in the desert. Recent concerns about microbial contamination of produce grown in the desert prompted the Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (AZLGMA) to develop new Food Safety Guidelines for lettuce and leafy greens.
Spray Legally: Summary of Enlist™, Engenia® and Xtendimax® Application Use Requirements on Cotton
Enlist™ One and Enlist Duo are water-based formulations of 2,4-D that can only be sprayed on cotton varieties with Enlist traits. XtendiMax® with VaporGrip® Technology and Engenia® Herbicide are water-based formulations of dicamba that can only be sprayed on cotton varieties with XtendFlex traits. The EPA labels for these 2,4-D and dicamba products include many requirements designed to reduce off-target movement and help limit damage to downwind crops and other susceptible plants. These are summarized in this table comparing 2,4-D and dicamba herbicide products. Check labels and websites for current requirements before spraying.
New Insecticides for Desert Produce and Melon Crops 2019
This article lists some of the newly registered insecticides for 2019. Including Cormoran, Harvanta50SL, Versys/Sefina, and PQZ. Each insecticides effective spectrum, recommended rates, and chemistry are listed respectively. These insecticides are considered useful for desert produce and melon crops.
Authors: College of Agriculture, The University of Arizona
This manual reviews basic information on pests, pesticides, and safety. It is important to realize that pesticide application should be only a part of an overall integrated pest management (IPM) plan. Hopefully, this information will help you become a safe and conscientious certified applicator.
New Insecticides for Desert Produce and Melons 2014
This document outlines some of the new insecticides for desert produce and melons around 2014. Sequoia (Sulfoxaflor), Torac (tolfenpyrad), Exirel/Verimark (Cyazypyr), and Sivanto (flupyradifurone) are listed. Their relative efficacy against whiteflies aphids, bagrada bugs, and other insects are compared to the respective IPM standard.
New Insecticides for Desert Produce and Melons 2013
This document outlines some of the new insecticides for desert produce and melons around 2014. Sequoia (Sulfoxaflor), Torac (tolfenpyrad), Exirel/Verimark (Cyazypyr), and Sivanto (flupyradifurone) are listed. Their relative eficacy against whiteflies aphids, bagrada bugs, and other insects are compared to the respective IPM standard.
Cross-commodity Guidelines for Neonicotinoid Insecticides in Arizona
Authors: John C. Palumbo, Peter C. Ellsworth, Timothy J. Dennehy, Robert L. Nichols
This document outlines some of the guidlines for Neonicotinoids, which were relatively new at the time. The plans within the document aim to help keep Neonicotinoids as a cost efficient and effective form of whitefly management for the future.