Plastic cover decrease humidity of the fruit and leave surface during rainy weather.

Pseudomonas syringae Stone fruit bacterial canker or spot: Sprays of copper compounds must be applied to apricot and cherry orchards at bud-burst and leaf fall.

As a basic method, mechanical removal of weeds near the trunk could prevent infestations of Capnodis tenebrionis especially when irrigation is not applicable.


Nets and/or plastic covers avoid contact of pests with fruits and trees. 


Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Medfly)

On peaches and nectarines, mass trapping or attract & kill should be used wherever possible Where an additional or alternative control measure is required, priority should be given to use of selective compounds. 

Rhagoletis cerasi (Cherry Fruit Fly)

On cherry, a short persistence insecticide should be applied for control where necessary. An approved feeding attractant may be used to enhance the efficacy of insecticides. 

Drosophila suzukii (Spotted-wing drosophila)

Exclusion netting should be considered the basic control method. 

Scale insects



Panonychus ulmi (European red mite)
Tetranychus urticae (Two-spotted spider mite)

Products with mechanical mode of action should be used to control it.


Taeniothrips meridionalis (Flower thrips)
Frankliniella occidentalis, Thrips major (Summer thrips)

Removal of leaves touching the fruit can greatly reduce the damage after fruit colouring. 


Halyomorpha halys Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)

In areas with a high population density, exclusion netting should be considered.

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