Tag Archive: Pest

New Resource on Integrated Pest Management for Shrubs

IPM for Shrubs in Southeastern US Nursery Production Volume II is the third book released by the Southern Nursery Integrated Pest Management Working Group (SNIPM) and includes chapters on hydrangea, loropetalum, holly, rhododendron (including azalea), Indian hawthorn, and weed management. Each chapter covers history, culture and management of the major species and cultivars in production, as …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/29/new-resource-on-integrated-pest-management-for-shrubs/

High Tunnel Exclusion Systems for Improved Pest Management

Author: Jose Perez, UF/IFAS Small Farms Extension Coordinator Dr. Ayanava Majumdar is an Extension Entomologist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. His work focuses on finding practical solutions for managing insect pests that affect peanut and vegetable crops. “Dr. A,” as he is commonly known, has developed a very strong relationship with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/26/high-tunnel-exclusion-systems-for-improved-pest-management/

Alabama Pest Report: Controlling Caterpillars in Vegetables

Ayanava Majumdar (Dr. A), Alabama Extension Entomologist Source:  Alabama IPM Communicator Newsletter Drought-like conditions is favoring plant-stress and a high incidence of caterpillars on vegetable crops. Insects undergo a rapid life cycle in hot conditions – this can be worse in protected structures with the humidity plus heat. There are several armyworm species active now. We …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/17/alabama-pest-report-controlling-caterpillars-in-vegetables/

Peanut Variety Selection: An Integrated Approach to Pest Management

A peanut field from Jackson County in 2015. Photograph by Ethan Carter. Common examples of integrated pest management strategies include manipulation of planting date or row spacing, tillage variations, pesticide use, and variety selection. Most of these are typically used in combination for optimal pest management. Regarding peanut varieties, there are many options available to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/13/peanut-variety-selection-an-integrated-approach-to-pest-management/

Rindworms: A “Complex” Pest of Melons

Rindworm damage on watermelon. Credit: K. Rochacewich, Cargill. Matt Lollar, Jackson County Horticulture Agent It’s the beginning of melon harvest season in the Panhandle, and rindworms pose a significant threat to fruit quality. Rindworms are an interesting bunch because they are made up of a number of caterpillar species that fall under the classification of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/13/rindworms-a-complex-pest-of-melons/

Pest Alert: Boxwood Blight

Basic Information Boxwoods (Buxusspp.) are commercially important evergreen ornamental plants with an annual market value of over $ 103 million in the United States. The first confirmed reports of Boxwood blight in the U.S were from Connecticut and North Carolina in November 2011, followed by confirmation in numerous states since then. In Florida, Boxwood blight …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/02/pest-alert-boxwood-blight/

Crop Pest Patrol Hotline

Syngenta has sponsored a Pest Patrol Hotline for row crop producers.  Each week the Pest Patrol Hotline (toll free call) offers timely pest updates from leading university entomologists. Listen to recorded messages that provide reports on current threat levels, local area outbreak predictions, treatment recommendations and more. While Florida does not have a specialist participating …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/30/crop-pest-patrol-hotline/

The Diamondback Moth: A Major Pest of Cole Crops

Adult diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (Linnaeus). Credit: Lyle Buss, University of Florida Matt Lollar, Jackson County Horticulture Agent Diamondback moths were recently discovered in a greenhouse crop of arugula in Jackson County, and they may soon be moving to a field near you.  Diamondback moths can be detrimental to cole crops. Adults are approximately ¼ …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/15/the-diamondback-moth-a-major-pest-of-cole-crops/

Spiderwort Spreading and Could Become a Hay Field Pest

Spiderwort growing up next to a fence along a rural roadway. This time each spring you can see purple flowering plants up and down roadsides all across North Florida.  Common Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis), a.k.a. bluejacket, blooms really make the plants standout this time of year.  Typically the blooms are most noticeable in the morning and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/18/spiderwort-spreading-and-could-become-a-hay-field-pest/

Legume Mites: An Unusual Pest Found Again

Legume mite damage in a Washington County crimson clover field. Photo credit: Mark Mauldin Just as clover overcomes the cold temperatures and short days of winter a new problem has arrived – legume mites (Petrobia apicalis). These pests which feed on the underside of clover leaves, can cause quite dramatic symptoms in a stand of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/21/legume-mites-an-unusual-pest-found-again/

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