Mechanisms for Managing some Important Pests of Culinary Herbs

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  • Published: 19 Jul 2012

  • Author(s): Hargreaves, John, Nimmo, Peter

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Insect contamination of herb crops (loose leafed, bunched or packaged) induces buyer resistance in the market resulting in price discounting or crop disposal. These insects can be pest, non-pest species or beneficials that are present in the crop at harvest. The research described here was undertaken to find a method to control outbreaks of insects that contaminate field crops of herbs just prior to harvest.

Although this study was originally targeted at growers and processors, recent changes to regulations regarding the active ingredients mean that the findings are now of use only to researchers.