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This publication contains information about the distribution and recognition of air potato, and the life cycle and impact of the air potato leaf-feeding beetle, Lilioceris cheni.
Plant-parasitic nematodes can damage plants in many ways and are considered to be a serious threat to sweet potato production in Louisiana. This publication describes problematic nematode species and management strategies available for these pests. (PDF format only)
Will Naled kill my bees? and other frequently asked questions about Mosquito control and bees.
Complete book - 326 pages
Control information for the sugarcane borer and other insect pests of sugarcane – cultural practices and varietal resistance.
Control of aphids (including greenbug aphid), armyworms, fall armyworms and stinkbugs in wheat and oats.
2017 Insect Pest Management Guide – Complete book - 231 pages
Christmas tree growers face many obstacles to growing healthy trees with the largest challenge being pests.
Disease control on asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, celery, collards, corn, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, leafy vegetables, leek, lettuce, mustard greens, okra, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin, shallots, spinach and squash.
Disease control of algae, bermudagrass decline, brown patch, centipedegrass mosaic, dollar spot, fairy ring, gray leaf spot, melting out/helminthosprium leafspot, nematodes, pythium blight, slime mold and St. Augustine decline (SAD).
There are a number of plant-parasitic nematodes and plant pathogens that inhabit the soil and cause damage to or disease in crops. Soil fumigants can kill parasitic nematodes, soilborne pathogens, insects and weeds in the soil – thereby improving seedling and crop performance.
Seed treatments for field crops and vegetables.
Instructions for collection, preparation and shipment of plant samples to the the Plant Diagnostic Clinic.
Some of the pesticides or certain uses of pesticides in this publication may be classified for restricted use. It is unlawful for a non-certified applicator to use a pesticide which has been classified with restricted uses. Information on pesticide applicator certification programs may be obtained from the LSU AgCenter.
Disease control in annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, etc.
Nematode control in field crops, fruit crops, ornamentals, turfgrass, vegetables and home gardens.
Fungicides to use on home lawns, landscapes, gardens and orchards.
Fungicides are important tools for managing many diseases in agricultural and horticultural crops. Fungicides are most effective when applied before fungal infections are established. Because protection by fungicides is temporary, they may need to be reapplied to protect new growth.
Disease control of crown rot, gray mold, leaf blight, leaf scorch, leaf spot (rust), powdery mildew, root knot nematodes and summer dwarf or bud nematode.
Disease control of brown spot, bunch disease, downy spot, powdery mildew, leaf scorch, rosette, scab and vein spot.
Disease control of early leaf spot, fireblight, late leaf spot and quince rust.
Disease control of bacterial spot, black knot, brown rot, crown gall, peach leaf curl, phony peach, rhizopus rot, root rot, rust and scab.
Disease control of rusts, powdery mildew and fireblight.
Disease control of anthracnose, black rot and Pierce's disease.
Disease control of melanose, scab, sooty mold, green mold, blue mold and sour rot.
Disease control of mummy berry, fruit rots, leaf spots, bacterial canker, phytophthora and root rot.
Disease control of boytris, leaf spot, cane spot, rust, phytophthora, root rot, anthracnose, alternaria leaf spot and blotch.
Disease control of bitter rot, blotch, rust and fire blight.
Disease control of leaf rust, stem rust, leaf and glume blotch, powdery mildew, bacterial streak/black chaff, fusarium head blight/scab, stripe rust, tan spot and yellow dwarf.
Disease control of leaf scald, mosaic, ratoon stunting disease, red rot, rust, smut and white stripe.
Disease control of seedling diseases, charcoal rot, phytophthora root rot, red crown rot, Southern blight, aerial blight, brown leaf spot, downy mildew, frogeye, purple seed stain, anthracnose, pod & stem blight, stem canker, virus or viruslike disease complex, nematodes, root knot and soybean cyst.
Disease control of blast, sheath blight, brown leaf spot, narrow brown leaf spot, seed and seedling diseases, stem rot and straighthead.
Disease control of cercospora leaf rot, root rot, pod rot, stem rot and limb rot.
Successful management of sweet potato diseases requires the same strategies as other vegetables.
Disease control of crown rust, stem rust, yellow dwarf and leaf blotch.
Disease control of anthracnose, charcoal rot, downy mildew, head blight, gray leaf spot and zonate leaf spot.
Disease control of fusarium wilt, verticillium wilt, root-knot nematode, seedling diseases and boll rots.
Disease control of common rust, southern rust and smut.
Native pollinators have evolved close associations with the plants specific to their native regions.
A number of common vegetable and fruit plants can serve a dual function of providing food and habitat specifically for native pollinators.
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.
Choanephora flower and fruit rot is a common fungal disease of many vegetable crops in Louisiana. Cultural practices are used to manage the disease.
This publication contains information about the recognition, life history and ecology of the milkweed assassin bug, Zelus longipes.
This publication contains information about the distribution, description, life cycle, damage and economic importance of the salvinia weevil.
This publication contains information about the distribution and impact of alligatorweed, and the life cycle and impact of the alligatorweed flea beetle, Agasicles hygrophila.
This publication contains information about the distribution, life cycle, impact of the cactus lady beetle which is a common predator of scale insects in Louisiana.
This publication contains information about the description, life cycle and impact of the spined soldier bug, Podisus maculiventris.
The publication contains information about the description, life cycle and impact of the water hyacinth weevils Neochetina eichhorniae and N. bruchi.
This publication contains information about the recognition, life history and impact of green lacewings.
The publication contains information about the recognition, life cycle and impact of aphid parasitoids.
Sorghum hybrids that offer some protection from sugarcane aphid and are expected to be available in 2016
Loose smut is caused by the fungus Ustilago tritici. The disease can be recognized easily at the time of heading by the characteristic dusty black appearance of diseased heads that emerge from the boot slightly earlier than those of healthy plants. (PDF format only)
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)
Several plant-parasitic nematodes are responsible for causing serious losses in Louisiana cotton every year. The nematode losses within any field can range from fairly minor to severe. (PDF Format Only)
Plant-parasitic nematodes attack every field crop grown in Louisiana, including cotton, soybeans, corn, milo, rice, sugarcane, sweet potatoes and wheat. Because most of the injury occurs to plant roots, recognizing nematode symptoms is often very difficult.. This publication includes information on nematodes, plant symptoms, field size and the soil sampling procedure. (PDF format only)
This fact sheet is intended to aid in the identification and management of phytophthora blight on peppers
Proper insect management requires the use of several management strategies aimed at protecting the crop and ultimately ensuring economic sustainability. Knowledge and identification of key insects are critical first steps in sweet potato pest management. This publication includes information on biology and management of problematic insects. (PDF Format Only)
A new pest of grain sorghum was discovered in southwest Louisiana in 2013. The pest, identified as the sugarcane aphid has since been found in every parish that produces grain sorghum in Louisiana. (PDF Format Only)
Plant-parasitic nematodes attack every field crop grown in Louisiana, including cotton, soybeans, corn, milo, rice, sugarcane, sweet potatoes and wheat. There are certain times of the year when nematode samples should be collected. The best time usually is during fall or early winter. Sampling time, procedures and handling included. (PDF Format Only)
The sugarcane beetle has been reported in all Southern states. It is primarily a pest of corn, but damage reports also include sugarcane, sweet potatoes and rice. It also damages strawberries and cotton and has been reported to feed on grasses, rushes and sedges. This fact sheet includes information on the description, behavior and control of the sugarcane beetle. (PDF format only)
Sheath blight has been the most economically significant disease of rice in Louisiana since the early 1970s. The disease is caused by a fungal pathogen of both rice and soybeans. This fact sheet describes the symptoms of the disease and gives suggested management procedures. (PDF Format Only)
Pecan spittlebugs are found throughout the pecan-producing regions of Louisiana and can be a serious pest. The severity of infestations varies from year to year and from orchard to orchard. Life cycle, type of injury and control information are included. (PDF Format Only)
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)
The South American rice leaf miner, Hydrellia wirthi Korytkowski, is an insect pest of rice in the United States. It affected several rice fields in southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas in 2004. Topics include description and life cycle, injury, scouting and managment. Color photos also included. (PDF Format Only)
Disease control of tip blight, needle cast, Swiss needle cast, cercospora blight, phomopsis blight, rhizosphaera, scleroderris canker, twig blight, leaf blight, rust, anthracnose and phytophthora root rot.