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Vegetables

Find information that deals with the insects affecting vegetables, crop management, and the quality of products. Integrated pest management is a primary focus at Penn State.

Vegetable information includes both home gardener information as well as commercial grower information. Much of the basic insect/pest information is the same for both audiences. 

The online fact sheets offer information on a variety of pests affecting many vegetable crops. Some of the fact sheets have color images.

The allium leafminer (also known as the onion leafminer) has recently been confirmed from infested leeks and onions collected in December 2015 from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This is the first confirmed infestation in the Western Hemisphere. Your assistance is needed for monitoring and controlling this new invasive species.

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Integrated Crop Pollination: combining strategies to improve pollination

Welcome to the Penn State Entomology vegetable IPM website. Information from this site deals with the insects affecting vegetable crop management and the quality of products. Integrated pest management is a primary focus of the program at Penn State.