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Orchard Management— From Pre- to Post-Harvest

Information can be found at the 2017 Southeastern Peach, Nectarine and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide found at  This publication is intended for use only as a guide.  Specific rates and application methods are on the pesticide label, and these are subject to change at any time.  Always refer to and read the pesticide label before making any application!  The pesticide label supersedes any information contained in this guide, and it is the legal document referenced for application standards.

Pesticide Precautions

  1. Follow all directions, restrictions and precautions on pesticide labels. It is dangerous, illegal and wasteful to do otherwise.
  2. Keep your pesticides secure!  Store all pesticides in original containers with labels intact and behind locked doors.  “Keep pesticides out of the reach of children.”
  3. Use pesticides at correct label rate and application intervals to avoid illegal residues or injury to plants and animals.
  4. Do not allow pesticides to drift or to contaminate water.
  5. Properly dispose of surplus pesticides and cleaned empty containers as soon as possible.
  6. Follow all directions on the pesticide label exactly.
  7. Do not take any action that may threaten an Endangered Species or its habitat. Your county extension agent can inform you of Endangered Species in your area, help you identify them and, through the Fish and Wildlife Service Field Office, identify actions that may threaten Endangered Species or their habitat. Follow pesticide label and Endangered Species county bulletin information for pesticide applications.

Trade names are used only for information. The Cooperative Extension Service, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, does not guarantee or warrant published standards on any product mentioned; neither does the use of a trade or brand name imply approval of any product to the exclusion of others that may also be suitable.