Beet, table-Flea beetle

Includes Epitrix spp.

Pest description, crop damage and life history

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Management-biological control

  • nematodes-Soil must be warmer than 53°F (larvae only).

Management-chemical control: HOME USE

  • azadirachtin (neem oil)-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • Beauvaria bassiana-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • carbaryl
  • cyfluthrin
  • imidacloprid
  • insecticidal soap (may require several applications)-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • kaolin-Applied as a spray to foliage, it acts as a repellent to some insect pests. Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • malathion
  • pyrethrins (often combined with other ingredients)-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • spinosad-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • zeta-cypermethrin

Management-chemical control: COMMERCIAL USE

  • alpha-cypermethrin (Fastac EC) at 0.012 to 0.025 lb ai/a. PHI 1 day. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 4 days. Do not exceed 0.075 lb ai/a per season. Leaves cannot be used for food or feed.
  • Beauveria bassiana (Mycotrol O) at 0.25 to 1 quart/a. PHI 0 days. REI 4 hr. Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • bifenthrin (Brigade WSB) at 0.08 to 0.1 lb ai/a. PHI 1 day. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 7 days. Do not exceed 0.4 lb ai/a per year.
  • carbaryl (Sevin 4F) at 0.5 to 1 lb ai/a. PHI 1 day. REI 12 hr. Do not exceed 5 lb ai/a per crop. Toxic in aquatic habitats. Latex-based formulations, such as Sevin XLR Plus, are less hazardous to bees.
  • deltamethrin (Delta Gold) at 0.018 to 0.028 lb ai/a. PHI 3 days. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 3 days. Do not exceed 0.14 lb ai/a per season. Tops not for human or animal consumption.
  • imidacloprid (Admire Pro) at 0.16 to 0.38 lb ai/a soil; 0.043 lb ai/a foliar. PHI 7 days foliar; 21 days soil. REI 12 hr. Do not exceed 0.38 lb ai/a soil or 0.13 lb ai/a foliar per season. Retreatment interval 5 days, foliar. Do not exceed 1 treatment per season, soil.
  • imidacloprid (Provado 1.6F, Prey) at 0.044 lb ai/a. PHI 7 days. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 5 days. Do not exceed 0.13 lb ai/a per season. Limit 3 treatments per season.
  • malathion (Gowan Malathion 8) at 1.25 lb ai/a. PHI 7 days. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 7 days. Limit 3 applications.
  • thiamethoxam (Actara) at 0.023 to 0.047 lb ai/a. REI 12 hr. PHI 7 days. Do not exceed 0.125 lb ai/a per year. Retreatment interval 7 days
  • thiamethoxam (Platinum) at 0.078 to 0.188 lb ai/a at plant soil application. REI 12 hr. Do not exceed 0.188 lb ai/a per season.
  • zeta cypermethrin (Mustang) at 0.022 to 0.05 lb ai/a. PHI 1 day. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 4 days. Do not exceed 0.3 lb ai/a per season. Tops and roots cannot be used for food or feed.