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Will Naled kill my bees? and other frequently asked questions about Mosquito control and bees.
This publication contains information about rearing giant salvinia weevils in outdoor ponds. Pdf is 16 pages. Pub 3551
Native pollinators have evolved close associations with the plants specific to their native regions.
Encouraging and maintaining healthy native bee populations in your yard requires the presence of nesting habitat in addition to forage.
A number of common vegetable and fruit plants can serve a dual function of providing food and habitat specifically for native pollinators.
Information about fireflies and pesticides.
Information regarding scabies mites. Scabies is an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite.
Successful management of sweet potato diseases requires the same strategies as other vegetables.
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.
Armillaria root rot is the leading cause of fruit tree mortality in the southeastern United States. Control is extremely difficult as no fungicides are available.
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 distribution and recognition of air potato, and the life cycle and impact of the air potato leaf-feeding beetle, Lilioceris cheni.
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.
This publication contains information about the recognition, life history and impact of the water lettuce moth.
Disease control of Fig rust, leaf or thread blight, leaf spot, web blight, root-knot nematodes, botrytis, surface mold, aspergillus rot, etc
The LSU AgCenter Plant Disease Management Guide is a resource for crop producers in Louisiana and neighboring states.
Christmas tree growers face many obstacles to growing healthy trees with the largest challenge being pests.
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)
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."
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)
The process of removing honeybees from walls in a house is complex. This publication explains how to safely and properly remove the bees from your walls. (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)
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)
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)
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.
Instructions for collection, preparation and shipment of plant samples to the the Plant Diagnostic Clinic.
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.
Fungicides to use on home lawns, landscapes, gardens and orchards.
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 fusarium wilt, verticillium wilt, root-knot nematode, seedling diseases and boll rots.
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.
Nematode control in field crops, fruit crops, ornamentals, turfgrass, vegetables and home gardens.
Disease control in annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, etc.
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 bacterial spot, black knot, brown rot, crown gall, peach leaf curl, phony peach, rhizopus rot, root rot, rust and scab.
Seed treatments for field crops and vegetables.
Complete book - 326 pages
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.
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.
Disease control of leaf scald, mosaic, ratoon stunting disease, red rot, rust, smut and white stripe.
Disease control of common rust, southern rust and smut.
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 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 rusts, powdery mildew and fireblight.
Disease control of anthracnose, black rot and Pierce's disease.
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 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 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 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 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.
Control of fire ants, chinch bugs, corn leaf aphids and green bugs, sorghum midge, corn earworms, fall armyworms, sorghum webworms and stalk borers.
Step-by-step instructions for calibrating your sprayer.
Commercial Use. Control of aphids, strawberry weevils, strawberry leaf rollers, armyworms, flea beetles, lygus bugs, leafhoppers, tarnished plant bugs, snails, slugs, two-spotted mites, spittle bugs, mole crickets and fire ants.
How to mix wettable powders and emulsifiable concentrates for spraying.
Tables show the amount of formulated materials to use to provide the indicated active ingredient.
Control of aphids, scales, mealybugs, lacebugs, caterpillars, whiteflies, leafminers, fungus gnats, sawflies, shoreflies, spider mites, ants, thrips, wasps, bees, mites, armyworms and leafhoppers.
Commercial and Home Uses. Control of chinch bugs, crawfish, fleas, ticks, sod webworms, armyworms, cutworms, pill bugs, sow bugs, slugs, snails, chiggers, black turfgrass ataenius, white grubs, ants, mole crickets and imported fire ants in your lawn.
Insect control for bulbs, azaleas, camellias, annual flowering plants, cana lilies, gardenias, hollies, chrysanthemums, crape myrtles, dahlias, flowering peaches and quinces, daylillies, gladiolas, poinsettias, pyracantha, roses and African violets. Also includes recommendations for greenhouses and nursery stock.
Information on cleaning the storage bin, treating the storage bin and grain protectants.
Control information on the sugarcane borer – cultural practices and varietal resistance.
Control of weevils, banded cucumber beetles, whitefringed beetles, some kinds of flea beetles, wireworms, grubs, aphids, whiteflies, foliage-feeding loopers, beet armyworms and other lepidoptera species.
Insecticides used in this guide listed by their trade name, common name, chemical name and manufacturer.
Insect control on ash, beech, river birch, boxelder, cedar, cherry, chinaberry, cypress, dogwood, elm, gum, hawthorn, hickory, holly, juniper, locust (black), locust (honey), magnolia, maple, mimosa, mulberry, oak, pecan, Virginia pine and pines grown for Christmas trees, red bud, sycamore, willow and yellow poplar.
Commercial Use, Commercial Greenhouse Tomatoes, Home Gardens and Organic Gardening. Insect control for beans, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, cantaloupe, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, Irish potatoes, lettuce, mustard, okra, onions, shallots, parsley, peppers, pumpkins, southern peas, spinach, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips and watermelon.
Control of aphids (including greenbug aphid), armyworms, fall armyworms and stinkbugs in wheat and oats.
2016 Insect Pest Management Guide – Complete book - 241 pages
Contains recommendations for controlling honeybees, bumblebees, carpenter bees, hornets, yellow jackets and paper wasps; solitary wasps and bees on structures (mud daubers, potter wasps, etc.); solitary bees and wasps in soil (leafcutters, cicada killers, leafminers).
Control of Mosquito Larvae
Contains recommendations for controlling bollworms, tobacco budworms, loopers, tarnished plant bugs and fleahoppers, spider mites, cotton aphids, thrips, cutworms, whiteflies, fall armyworms, beet armyworms, green stink bugs and brown stink bugs.
Horses: control of flies, mosquitoes, lice, ticks and bots. Livestock: horse flies, horn flies, mosquitoes, lice, ticks, cattle grubs, mites, and houseflies. Also includes recomendations for fire ant management around livestock premises and fly control.
Home Use. Ants (all species), bedbugs, book lice, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, carpet beetles, clothes moths, cockroaches, fleas and ticks, houseflies, mosquitoes, powder post beetles, pantry pests, silverfish, spiders, earwigs and millipedes, mud daubers, paper wasps, scorpions and termites.
Introduction, general information and precautions for users of this guide.
Control of spider mites, cutworms, armyworms, fall armyworms, clover head weevils, aphids, leaf hoppers, plant bugs, spittlebugs, spotted alfalfa aphids, chinch bugs and imported fire ants.
Control of aphids, armyworms, chinch bugs, grasshoppers, rice leaf miners, rice stink bugs, rice water weevil (eggs), rice borers and rice seed midges. Also includes control measures for rice/crawfish rotation fields.
Control of southern green/green stinkbugs, brown stinkbugs, red shouldered stink bugs, bean leaf beetles, three-cornered alfalfa hoppers, banded cucumber beetles, blister beetles, velvetbean caterpillars, green cloverworms, soybean loopers, fall armyworms, salt marsh caterpillars, beet armyworms and corn earwoms.
Recommendations for control of town ants.
Bacterial streak is one of the most common bacterial diseases of cereal crops. The pathogen attacks wheat and other grasses. (PDF format only)
Downy mildew usually is associated with wheat plants grown in poorly drained areas. (PDF format only)
The scab fungus causes seedling blight, crown rot, root rot, stem blight and scab or Fusarium head blight in wheat. Damage to wheat from scab varies greatly from year to year and is associated with warm, moist environmental conditions that occur after wheat heads emerge. (PDF format only)