Collectively, managing coleopteran insects can be challenging because the adult and larval stages may both cause damage and sometimes occur on different hosts or on different plant parts.
For the last 16 years, the IR-4 Environmental Horticulture Workshop has ranked developing efficacy data on new products to manage thrips as a High Priority Project either nationally or regionally.
Managing scale and mealybug insects presents unique challenges. Products with contact modes of action must be applied at specific timings in order to reach the most susceptible crawler stages.
From 1999 to 2016, 34 active ingredients were tested mainly as foliar applications against several genera and species of mite pests on ornamentals and vegetables.
From 2009 to 2015, numerous products representing 15 active ingredients were evaluated in the greenhouse to control dipteran leafminers (Liriomyza trifolii and other species). Nine
Whiteflies are significant pests of ornamental horticulture crops. Three whiteflies species and biotypes contribute to crop production losses in the United States: greenhouse whitefly
Pyrifluquinazon is a new active ingredient for the management of sucking pests, such as aphids, thrips, whiteflies and more. Its mode of action is to halt insect feeding so that they starve.
Hachi-Hachi 15EC (tolfenpyrad) was registered July 28, 2010 for the control of aphids, leafhoppers, scales, thrips, whiteflies, and early instar lepidopteran larvae on ornamental
The project entitled “Developing sustainable methods for controlling invasive pests on ornamental plant cuttings” had 6 objectives with two primary goals of
In the past, IR-4 had conducted Ornamental Horticulture Surveys to poll growers, landscape care operators, researchers, extension personnel and others