Apricot Insect, Mite & Nematode Pests
Some rootstocks commonly used in apricot orchards are susceptible to nematode species, including root lesion (Pratylenchus vulnus), dagger (Xiphinema americanum), and ring (Mesocriconema xenoplax) and root knot (Meloidogyne) nematodes. The impact of nematodes on apricot production can be moderated by pre-plant soil fumigation or by utilizing nematode resistant rootstocks.
Peach twig borer is a common pest in commercial apricot orchards throughout California, and generally requires annual treatment. The prevalence of other major insect pests, including fruit tree leafroller (Archips argyrospila), stink bug, orange tortrix (Argyrotaenia citrana), European fruit lecanium (Parthenolecanium corni), katydids, mites, and aphids, varies among regions and years (Norton and Coates 2012, UC IPM 2012).
For detailed information: UC Statwide IPM Program: How to Manage Pests: Apricot
Apricot Photo Gallery
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