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The mission of the Arizona Pest Management Center (APMC) is to support College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) faculty in their efforts to develop and deliver outstanding Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs that address the needs of Arizona’s citizens. This includes IPM programs serving agriculture, urban communities and natural areas.

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Recent Submissions

  • Guayule Weed Management During Establishment in Arizona – September 2021

    McCloskey, William B.; Evancho, Blase; Pier, Naomi; University of Arizona School of Plant Sciences; University of Arizona Cooperative Extension (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2021-12)
    Guayule is a desert-adapted crop that is grown using agronomic practices like those used to grow cotton. Guayule seed is planted shallow in dry soil on beds and then irrigated to germinate the seed. Guayule seedlings are small and grow slowly making them poor competitors with weeds. Weeds must be actively managed for several months after planting until the crop canopy closes and guayule becomes very competitive against weeds.
  • Palestriped Flea Beetle Control During Guayule Stand Establishment: Use the Right Special Local Needs Label!

    Ellsworth, Peter C; Pier, Naomi; University of Arizona Department of Entomology & Cooperative Extension (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2022-10-04)
    Special Local Needs labels are issued by the State, subject to review by EPA. The Arizona Department of Agriculture has approved a new label for Bifenture® EC for use against palestriped flea beetles in guayule. This new label replaces three prior labels that were available only for a short time in the Spring of 2022.
  • Making Whitefly & Predator Counts

    Vandervoet, Timothy F.; Ellsworth, Peter C.; Brown, Lydia; Fournier, Alfred; Naranjo, Steven E.; New Zealand Plant and Food Research; University of Arizona; USDA-ARS (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2019-01 r)
    Guidelines for sampling whiteflies and identifying predators critical in their management. Includes predator-prey tables that provide guidelines that aid in management decisions of whiteflies.
  • Predator “Thresholds”

    Ellsworth, Peter C.; Pier, Naomi; Fournier, Alfred; Naranjo, Steven E.; Vandervoet, Timothy F.; University of Arizona; USDA-ARS; New Zealand Plant and Food Research (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2019-01 r)
    Natural enemy conservation is central to pest avoidance in cotton. The benefit of predators for controlling whiteflies should not be overlooked. Today’s growers can use selective technologies that conserve predators, which play a critical (& free) role in controlling whiteflies. We don’t normally think of predators as having “thresholds”, but new research identifies critical levels of predators that impact economic spray decisions for whiteflies.
  • In 7 Minutes or Less!

    Ellsworth, Peter C; Brown, Lydia; Castro, Gilberto; Naranjo, Steven E.
    In 7 minutes or less and just 7 steps, you can determine the size and structure of Bemisia tabaci populations in a cotton field. With this information, more precise and appropriate control decisions can be made.
  • Cotton Insecticide Use Guide: Knowing and Balancing Risks

    Bordini, Isadora; Fournier, A.; Naranjo, Steven E.; Pier, Naomi; Ellsworth, Peter C; University of Arizona; USDA-ARS (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2020-07-11)
    Many factors must be considered when choosing an insecticide, such as cost, efficacy, risk of resistance, and safety to non-target organisms. This Cotton Insecticide Use Guide summarizes the diverse risks of insecticides used to control three pests, helping you make well informed pest management decisions
  • Integrating Chemical & Biological Control in Cotton

    Ellsworth, Peter C; Bordini, Isadora; Pier, Naomi; Naranjo, Steven E.; University of Arizona, Department of Entomology & Cooperative Extension (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2022-07-15)
    Biological control works when chemical controls are carefully selected so that key predator groups are conserved. Big-eyed bugs, Collops beetles, crab spiders, lacewing larvae, minute pirate bugs and Drapetis flies are the key predators in the cotton system. They can effectively hold whiteflies in check when their numbers are high enough. Includes updated whitefly predator threshold tables.
  • Utilizando los Predadores en Algodón - FMC22

    Ellsworth, Peter C; Pier, Naomi; Fournier, Alfred; Naranjo, Steven; University of Arizona; USDA-ARS, ALARC (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2022-06)
    La guía del inspector acompañante para “Making Whitefly & Predator Counts”. Esta guía portátil proporciona instrucciones para el muestreo de mosca blanca y predators. La tablas proporcionan una guía para tomar decisiones sobre cuando fumigar para manejar eficazmente mosca blanca. Disponible tanto en inglés como en español.
  • First Foliar Insecticide Special Local Needs Registrations for Palestriped Flea Beetle Control During Guayule Stand Establishment

    Ellsworth, Peter C.; Pier, Naomi; University of Arizona Department of Entomology & Cooperative Extension (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2022-05-16)
    The Palestriped Flea Beetle, Systena blanda, is one of the larger flea beetles in North America. These beetles can eat entire cotyledons and stem of the plant and an individual can consume an entire guayule seedling in a matter of minutes. Protection of the cotyledons is paramount to successful establishment of guayule. The Arizona Department of Agriculture has approved Special Local Needs registrations for Acenthrin™ and Acephate® 97Up plus Bifenture® EC for use against palestriped flea beetles in guayule. This document includes a general discussion of flea beetle management in guayule during stand establishment and guidelines for insecticidal control.
  • Pale-Striped Flea Beetles in Young Cotton Stands

    Ellsworth, Peter C.; Brown, Lydia; University of Arizona Department of Entomology & Cooperative Extension (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2012-04)
    A guide to protecting young and emerging cotton from flea beetle damage and the factors to consider in determining control options.
  • Choosing Harvest Aid Chemicals

    Wang, Guangyao (Sam); Norton, Randy; Loper, Shawna; University of Arizona (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2011-09)
  • ThryvOn™ Cotton, Frequently Asked Questions

    Ellsworth, Peter C.; Bordini, Isadora; Pier, Naomi; Entomology / Maricopa Agricultural Center (The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2021-06-09)
    ThryvOn™ cotton is genetically engineered to resist injury by Frankliniella thrips and Lygus bugs. ThryvOn cotton is a major addition to the cotton IPM strategy. It will provide a new mode of action for diminishing the impacts of thrips and Lygus in cotton. This IPM Short should answer frequently asked questions of stakeholders and help growers and pest control advisors establish and discuss their expectations.