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Managing Imported Fire Ants in Urban Areas
Managing Imported Fire Ants in Urban Areas
Properly identifying the ant species is the first step in determining whether and how to control them. In this publication there are options for managing various kinds of imported fire ant problems.
Azaleas
Azaleas
Azaleas, the major ornamental plants in Louisiana’s residential and commercial landscapes, are available in many flower colors, growth habits and foliage characteristics. This publication includes information on planting and maintenance, pest control recommendations and details on popular varieties. (PDF Format Only)
rose diseases
Rose Diseases
Louisiana's warm, humid weather encourages the development of several serious diseases that can damage rose bushes. This publication describes the major rose diseases found in Louisiana and offers disease management tips. (PDF Format Only)
planting guide
Louisiana Vegetable Planting Guide
Use this guide to plant a successful vegetable garden. The information has been developed after considerable research and practical experience. (PDF Format Only)
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Compact Tractor Selection, Use and Safety
Tractors from major manufacturers tend to be well-designed, reliable and a pleasure to use. You can choose from a wide range of sizes, prices and features as well as a wide range of implements and accessories. This publication helps you select a tractor to meet your needs. (PDF Format Only)
irrigation
Irrigating Louisiana Lawns and Turf
Efficient watering practices are important to all homeowners who want to conserve water, maintain a healthy turf and reduce maintenance costs. (PDF Format Only)
La Yards and Neighborhoods
A Guide to Louisiana-friendly Landscaping - Louisiana Yards & Neighborhoods
This handbook provides helpful ideas, information and techniques to create and maintain a more environmentally friendly landscape. You will learn the basics of designing a landscape using carefully selected plants suited to Louisiana growing conditions. $12.00 + tax. You can order this book from our online store, by using the Order Publication link below.
pecan
Bug Biz: Pecan Phylloxera
Pecan phylloxera are found throughout the native pecan-producing regions of the United States. Beginning in mid-April, galls (knots) begin to appear on the leaf veins, leaf rachises, catkins, current season's shoot growth and nuts of the pecan. Damage, description, life cycle and control information is included. (PDF Format Only)
spider mites
Bug Biz: Twospotted Spider Mites in Strawberries
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)
Africanized Honeybees
Bug Biz: Africanized Honeybees
Africanized honeybees were brought to Brazil in 1956 to improve local strains. In 1957, several colonies escaped. Once established in Brazil, the Africanized honeybees moved north up the east coast of South America and into Central America. During the next few years, they increased their northward expansion through central Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, reaching Southern California in 1994. (PDF format only)
Africanized Honeybees
Bug Biz: Africanized Honeybees
Africanized honeybees were brought to Brazil in 1956 to improve local strains. In 1957, several colonies escaped. Once established in Brazil, the Africanized honeybees moved north up the east coast of South America and into Central America. During the next few years, they increased their northward expansion through central Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, reaching Southern California in 1994. (PDF format only)
Fire Ant Control
Broadcast Baits for Fire Ant Control
A Southern IPM Center publication. When choosing a broadcast bait to control imported fire ants, consumers and professional pesticide applicators face a confusing array of brand names and active ingredients with varying product performances. This guide addresses common concerns about broadcast baits to help consumers and professionals choose products that best fit their needs and situations. (PDF Format Only)
Argentine Ants
Bug Biz: Managing Argentine Ants in Louisiana
The Argentine ant, an exotic species brought to New Orleans from South America in the late 1800s, is found throughout the state after being transported in nursery stock and by cars, boats and RVs. Their huge colonies, with millions of workers and hundreds of queens, extend for miles. Identifying characteristics, areawide management and cultural controls incuded. (PDF Format Only)
pest id
Pesticide Identification Guide for Pests In and Around Buildings
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.
mirliton
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Powdery Mildew of Mirliton
Mirliton is mainly cultivated for its fruits, but its stems, young leaves and tuberous roots are also edible. Mirliton is a warm-season crop and grows well in well-drained soils high in organic matter. Mirlitons are susceptible to a common fungal disease called powdery mildew. Use this publication to identify and manage this disease. (PDF Format Only)
 Enjoying Ornamental Ponds in Louisiana
Enjoying Ornamental Ponds in Louisiana
This publication outlines some of the options for design, operation and maintenance of ornamental ponds and discusses basic environmental requirements of fish and plants commonly grown in these ponds. 20 pages. Full color. (PDF Format Only)
Slime Mold Crust on Turfgrass
Slime Mold Crust on Your Turfgrass
This publication includes information on the life cycle, damage and control of slime mold on turfgrass. (PDF Format Only)
walnut caterpillar
Bug Biz: Walnut Catepillar
The walnut caterpillar attacks a variety of deciduous trees, with a preference for walnut, pecan, butternut and hickory. Descriptions, control measures and color image included. (PDF Format Only)
Dont' Bat It Lawn Care
Don't Bag It Lawn Care
If we manage our lawns correctly and use proper cutting practices, we can have nice lawns and rarely be bothered with clippings. Learn how to leave clippings in place without creating problems for your lawn. (PDF format only)
Dont' Bat It Lawn Care
Don't Bag It Lawn Care
If we manage our lawns correctly and use proper cutting practices, we can have nice lawns and rarely be bothered with clippings. Learn how to leave clippings in place without creating problems for your lawn. (PDF format only)
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