Arizona Veg IPM: weather-pest impact, lettuce powdery mildew, melon weed control

March 2012
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;3/22/2012, p11
The article presents the latest Arizona Vegetable Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Update from the University of Arizona (UA) Cooperative Extension in Yuma, Arizona, released on March 20, 2012 that found lower aphid and thrips numbers in Yuma County due to the warm winter. The author explains that although general weather conditions are not considered to be conducive to maggot outbreaks, reports suggest stand problems in fields that did not use preventive insecticides.


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