The Field Identification Guide is an invaluable resource for grower, workers, students and consultants to correctly identify pests, beneficials, diseases and disorders in lettuce in Australia.

Intended to be used as a tool in integrated pest management in lettuce, it draws on the experience of a range of scientists and industry experts. The Guide presents over 180 colour photographs along with illustrations and text. It contains a comprehensive list of organisms and nutritional disorders identified as currently important to this industry.

Table of Contents


  • Purpose of the guide
  • Introduction to IPM
  • Crop monitoring
  • IPM guidelines and spray thresholds for head lettuce
  • Insect life cycle information
  • Symptoms of insect damage
  • What are plant diseases?
  • Types of plant diseases
  • General disease life cycle

Pests in lettuce

  • Caterpillars, thrips, aphids, leafhoppers, bugs, beetles, flies and whiteflies

Beneficials in lettuce

  • Beetles, lacewings, bugs, flies, spiders, parasitoids, beneficial diseases, fungal diseases and parasite nematodes

Diseases in lettuce

  • Fungal diseases, bacterial diseases and viral diseases

Disorders in lettuce

  • Nutritional disorders, physiological disorders, environmental disorders, animal damage and chemical disorders

Also available:

Pests, beneficials, diseases and disorders in cucurbits

Pests, diseases, disorders and beneficials in greenhouse vegetables

Pests, beneficials, diseases and disorders in ornamentals

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