The Complete Grape Growing System

The Complete Grape Growing System

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Perennial Horticultural Crops

Spinosad or spinetoram are used on more than 50 tree-fruit crops, including pome fruits, stone fruits and citrus. The spinosyns are also widely used in tree nuts and other perennial crops such as blueberry, currant, blackberry, raspberry, cranberry, table and wine grapes, and tea. The major insect pests controlled by spinosad and spinetoram in perennial crops are shown in Table 5.10. The spinosyns are used primarily to control tortricid fruit moths and leafrollers, lepidopterous leafminers, thrips, psyllids and tephritid fruit flies. The duration of control demonstrated by spinetoram in tree crops makes it well suited for this use, and it is an effective alternative to azinphos-methyl, an organophosphorous insecticide that has long dominated the control of tortricid fruit moths (especially Cydia spp.) in tree fruits.8

Environmental Lead from Leaded Gasoline

The initial impetus for which was the interference of lead in exhaust gases with the proper functioning of catalytic converters, has had the welcome side effect of greatly decreasing the average amount of lead ingested by urban inhabitants. Indeed, the noted environmentalist Barry Commoner has called the elimination of lead from gasoline one of the few environmental success stories. European scientists have traced the rise and fall of atmospheric alkylated lead by analyzing different vintages of a French red wine (Chateauneufdu-Pape) that used grapes grown near two busy auto routes. They found that the concentration of trimethyllead, PbR3 the degradation product of the tetramethyl compound rose steadily to a maximum in the mid-1970s, which was followed by a steady decline to about one-tenth of the peak concentration by the early 1990s as the compound was phased out of gasoline. This pattern of usage is consistent with the variation in the U.S. consumption of lead for gasoline use it...

Annual Horticultural and Agronomic Crops

Thrips) Pezothrips kellyanus (Kelly's citrus thrips) Scud-deria furcata, Microcentrum retinerve (katydids) Gra-cillaria perseae (avocado leafroller) Marmara gulosa (citrus peelminer) Egira curialis (citrus cutworm) Archips argyrospila (fruit tree leafholler) Epiphyas postvittana (light brown apple moth) Argyrotaenia franciscana (orange tortrix) Orgyia vetusta (western tussock moth) Cryptophlebia leucotreta (false codling moth) Tree nuts Cydia pomonella (codling moth) Cydia caryana (hickory shuckworm) Cydia latiferreana (filbertworm moth) Hyphantria cunea (fall webworm) Amyelois transitella (navel orangeworm) Choristoneura roseceana (oblique banded leafroller) Anarsia lineatella (peach twig borer) Acrobasis nuxvorella (pecan nut casebearer) Rhagoletis completa (walnut husk fly) Grapes Lobesia botrana (European grapevine moth) Clysia ambi-guella (European grape berry moth) Endopiza viteana (grape berry moth) Sparganothis pilleriana (grape lea-froller) Platynota stultana (omnivorous...

Preparation of Organophosphorus Insecticides

Dioxathion 39 was used as a livestock insecticide and acaricide for the control of insects and mites on grapes, walnuts, ornamentals, apples, pears and quince. It is now considered obsolete and its use as a pesticide has been discontinued by WHO,116 and is no longer allowed to be sold in the USA. Azinphos-methyl 52, a broad spectrum persistent insecticide, is used extensively as a foliar application against leaf feeding insects. It works both as a contact insecticide and as a stomach poison. WHO classification is Ib, highly hazardous, with a LD50 of 16mgkg-1 (oral, rat).116 The US EPA reregistered this insecticide in 2006 and it was decided to phase out the remaining uses in 2007, with all uses ending in 2012.149 It has been banned in the EU since 2002, because it was not approved for inclusion in Annex I to Directive 91 414 EEC.150 Phosmet 54 is used to control pests of deciduous fruit. It is a phthali-mide-derived, non-systemic insecticide, used on a wide range of fruit trees,...

Plant Metabolism and Crop Residues

Studies with grapes, apple fruit and apple leaves have compared exposed and control (covered) plant tissues and concluded that photolysis plays a dominant role in the degradation of spinosyns on plants. For example, during the first seven days following spinosad application to apple leaves, minimal degradation of spinosyns A and D occurred on covered leaves whereas more than 90 degradation occurred on leaves exposed to sunlight. Spinosad metabolism studies on cotton seed, apple fruit and leaves, turnip leaves and roots, cabbage, tomato and grapes demonstrate that spinosyns A and D are the primary residues and that these rapidly degrade by photolysis to

Breakpoint Chlorination For Removing Ammonia

Chlorine Breakpoint Drinking Water

C With sprinkler irrigation, toxic sodium and chloride ions can be absorbed directly into the plant through leaves wetted by the sprinkler water. Direct leaf absorption speeds the rate of accumulation of toxic ions. d SAR values greater than 3.0 may reduce soil permeability and restrict the availability of water to plant roots. e NO3 levels greater than 5 mg L may cause excessive growth, weakening grain stalks and affecting production of sensitive crops (e.g., sugar beets, grapes, apricots, citrus, avocados, etc.). Grazing animals may be harmed by pasturing where NO3 levels are high.

Sublethal Effects

Corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea (Boddie) C. fumiferana codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.) European grapevine moth, Lobesia botrana (Dennis & Schiffermuller) the European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hubner) several armyworm species, Spodoptera spp. and others.7 19 Depending on the BAH compound and insect species, the sublethal effects can vary and may include delayed developmental rates, reduced larval and pupal weights, pupal and adult deformities and reproductive effects on adults that developed from larvae surviving exposure to BAH insecticides.

Botanical Extracts

The majority of botanical extracts will contain a mixture of compounds produced by a source plant that is continually interacting with its environment. Thus, the plant extract is a sample from a dynamic environment where biotic and abiotic factors fluctuate, affecting the functional and delivery aspects of biologically active compounds. In this regard, plant extracts used for the production of insecticides are no different from coffee beans, cocoa beans or wine grapes. Appropriate interpretation of the extract blend properties must take into account insecticidal activity, as well as the influence of the environment on the host plant. These components are important to apply to product development for a target pest species and specific end-user application. This approach to insecticide active ingredient formulation and delivery presents challenges to the traditional product development model. A modernized approach to botanicals requires knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological...

Plant Metabolism

The metabolism, distribution and elimination of 14C-methoxyfenozide (labeled in each ring or in the t-butyl position in Figure 6.3) were studied in apples, grapes, cotton and rice.38 In apples and grapes, the half-life of methoxyfenozide was estimated to be < 30 days with the decline in residues primarily as a result of fruit growth. Methoxyfenozide was not significantly metabolized in apples, with the majority of the residue remaining as methoxyfenozide. Two metabolites were present at < 2 of the residue RH-131364 and RH-131157 (see Figure 6.4). In grapes, methoxyfenozide remained the major component, with four minor components (each < 4 ) identified as the glucose conjugate of RH-117236 and RH-131364 and two tentatively identified components (see Figure 6.4). Analysis of a leaf sample also showed the majority of the residue Figure 6.4 Proposed metabolic pathway for methoxyfenozide in plants (a apples, g grapes, c cotton, r rice, CRC confined rotational crop study and indicates...

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