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Plant Disease Management Guide
plant disease guide

This guide for 2014 contains suggestions for management of the most important or more prevalent diseases of Louisiana plants. It includes information on fungicides, bactericides and nematicides, as well as safety precautions for using them.

Louisiana Plant Pathology: Foliar Diseases of Watermelon
diseases of watermelon

Proper identification is the key to successful disease management. This fact sheet is intended to aid in distinguishing among three common foliar diseases of watermelon. (PDF Format Only)

Louisiana Plant Pathology: Downy Mildew on Cucurbits
downy mildew on cucurbits

Downy mildew is a potentially devastating disease of all cucurbits. Disease symptoms, development, control measures and color photographs of symptoms on pumpkin, cucumber and watermelon are included. (PDF format only)

Pesticide Identification Guide for Pests In and Around Buildings
pest id

This 52-page pocket guide is designed to help you identify pests commonly found in and around buildings. It includes photos and information about various pests, such as ants, roaches, flies, rats, mice, termites, spiders, wasps, bees, bedbugs, fleas, mosquitoes, ticks and more. Diagrams and scales showing the size of some of the pests are included to help in identification. A spiral-bound, heavyweight, coated-paper copy is available for $12.

Rice Pests of Louisiana
rice pests
Identification and scouting information for rice water weevils, rice stink bugs, panicle rice mites, rice leafminers and rice stem borers. (PDF format only)
Mexican Rice Borer Identification Card
mexican rice borer
The Mexican rice borer is a devastating pest of sugarcane and a serious pest of rice. It was first collected in Louisiana in two pheromone traps on Dec. 15, 2008, near two rice fields northwest of Vinton, La. Identification, injury, scouting and management infomation included. (PDF Format Only)
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Scurf of Sweet Potato
scurf
Scurf is a common disease of sweet potatoes. Proper identification is the key to successful disease management. Use this fact sheet to help you identify and manage this disease. (PDF Format Only)
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Angular Leaf Spot of Strawberries
Angular Leaf Spot
Angular leaf spot is a common disease of strawberries in Louisiana, particularly during periods of cool, wet weather. This publication describes the disese and how to manage it. (PDF Format Only)
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Botrytis Fruit Rot (Gray Mold) of Strawberries
botrytis fruit rot
Botrytis fruit rot (or gray mold) is a common and damaging disease of strawberries in Louisiana -- particularly during periods of cool to moderate temperatures, high humidity and prolonged periods of free water on the plants. This publication describes the disease and how to manage it. (PDF Format Only)
Management of Wheat Diseases in the Southeastern United States
Managment of Wheat Diseases in the Southeastern United States
This publication emphasizes the use of a total integrated management system to reduce wheat diseases and the damage they cause in the field. (PDF format only)
Bug Biz: Lepidopteron Insect Pests in Sweet Potato Production
Sweet Potato Insect Pests
This publication deals with some of the insects that attack sweet potatoes in Louisiana. It covers such pests as beet armyworms, soybean loopers and cabbage loopers and includes background information, descriptions of the pests and details on the damage they can cause. PDF format only.
The Pest Ants of Louisiana: A Guide to Their Identification, Biology and Control
Pest Ant Pub Cover
Ants range from mildly irritating to highly annoying. Knowing the species, its biology and potential control methods can help you manage them. This is a useful reference for pest management professionals, extension personnel and homeowners. A key to ants, color photographs, diagrams and a glossary are included. Spiral-bound copies are available for $12.50 each. To purchase using a major credit card, click on "order publication."
Bug Biz: Fire Ants
Fire Ants
The red imported fire ant, a Louisiana resident since the early 1950s, can be a painful pest or a beneficial friend. Depending on your situation, you may want to manage these ants or simply let them go about their helpful way. Eradication vs. management of the fire ant is discussed in this fact sheet. (PDF Format Only)
Bug Biz: Twospotted Spider Mites in Strawberries
spider mites
The twospotted spider mite is one of the most persistent and damaging pest problems affecting strawberry production in Louisiana. Damage, description, life cycle, monitoring, control information and color photos included. Spanish version also included. (PDF Format Only)