This guide was compiled by LSU AgCenter experts and includes regulations, precautions and suggestions for pest control in Louisiana. Detailed topics include drift of pesticides, hazards of pesticides to beneficial insects and wildlife, phytotoxicity and use of beneficial insects to control pest populations. A section on organic gardening also is included.
The 2020 guide is available to purchase in the LSU AgCenter Online Store..
See the pages below for the full guide in PDF format.
|2020 Insect Pest Management Guide – complete book|
|Calibration of Cotton Insecticide Sprayers|
|Rats and Mice|
|Corn – Commercial|
|Cotton - Commercial|
|Fruit and Nuts: Citrus|
|Fruit and Nuts: Apples - Commercial|
|Fruit and Nuts: Figs|
|Fruit and Nuts: Peaches and Plums|
|Fruit and Nuts: Pears|
|Fruit and Nuts: Pecans|
|Fruit and Nuts: Small Fruits (Grapes, Blueberries and Brambles)|
|Fruit and Nuts: Strawberries|
|Grain Sorghum - Commercial|
|Horses and Livestock|
|How to Mix Insecticides|
|Insecticide Dilution Tables|
|Introduction to the Insect Pest Management Guide|
|Ornamental and Flowering Plants|
|Pasture and Forage Crops - Commercial|
|Rice - Commercial|
|Soybeans - Commercial|
|Sugarcane - Commercial|
|Trade Names Used in this Guide|
|Trees (Forest Shade and Christmas)|
|Wheat and Oats - Commercial|
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.
Control of aphids, scales, mealybugs, lacebugs, caterpillars, whiteflies, leafminers, fungus gnats, sawflies, shoreflies, spider mites, ants, thrips, wasps, bees, mites, armyworms and leafhoppers.
Step-by-step instructions for calibrating your sprayer.
Norway rats, roof rats and house mice control.
Control of rootworms, cutworms, chinch bugs, corn earworms, fall armyworms, stink bugs, cucumber beetle and stalk borers.
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.
Commercial and Home Use. Control of dried fruit beetles, vinegar beetles, strawberry sap beetles, vinegar flies, fig scale and spider mites.
Commercial and Home Uses. Spray schedule for peaches and plums.
Commercial Use. Spray schedule for insects on Louisiana pears
Commercial and Homeowner Use: Selection of proper materials and timing of application are of prime importance for effective control of insects and diseases of citrus.
Commercial spray schedule for Apples.
Commercial and Home Uses. Control of obscure scale, pecan phylloxera, pecan nut casebearer, pecan spittlebug, hickory shuckworm, pecan leaf scorch mite, yellow aphid, black pecan aphid and pecan weevil.
Commercial and Home Uses. Spray schedule for grapes, blueberries and brambles (blackberries, etc.).
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.
Control of fire ants, chinch bugs, corn leaf aphids and green bugs, sorghum midge, corn earworms, fall armyworms, sorghum webworms and stalk borers.
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.
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.
Introduction, general information and precautions for users of this guide.
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.
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.
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.
Information on cleaning the storage bin, treating the storage bin and grain protectants.
Control information for the sugarcane borer and other insect pests of sugarcane – cultural practices and varietal resistance.
Recommendations for control of town ants.
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.
Control of aphids (including greenbug aphid), armyworms, fall armyworms and stinkbugs in wheat and oats.
2020 Insect Pest Management Guide – Complete book
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)
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)
Cutworms are early-season pests that damage cotton by reducing plant stand densities below optimum levels. Damage generally occurs in poorly drained areas where winter vegetation is still present. This publication includes information on biology, field habits, control, and the description and field identification for the various types of cutworms.