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Although other methods exist, the alcohol wash is widely considered to be the most accurate method of monitoring Varroa populations.
2019 Insect Pest Management Guide – Complete book
Complete book - 326 pages
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.
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.
The LSU AgCenter Plant Disease Management Guide is a resource for crop producers in Louisiana and neighboring states.
Fungicides to use on home lawns, landscapes, gardens and orchards.
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.
Disease control of crown rust, stem rust, yellow dwarf and leaf blotch.
Disease control of fusarium wilt, verticillium wilt, root-knot nematode, seedling diseases and boll rots.
Disease control of common rust, southern rust and smut.
Io moth caterpillars (Automeris spp.) are typically light green, spiny and have a red and white stripe on the side of the body. This stinging caterpillar may be
The interactions of crop-eating pests with their crop hosts are complex and have many facets.
The registration for Chlorpyrifos (Lorsban) will likely be lost in a short period of time.
Giant salvinia (Salvinia molesta) is an invasive species of aquatic fern native to southeastern Brazil.
The movement of insect pests by humans is an ongoing phenomenon that is becoming increasingly problematic.
Flonicamid is a synthetic insecticide that was discovered in 1992 by the Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha Ltd.
Azadirachtin is a naturally occurring chemical found in the seeds of the neem tree Azadirachta indica, A. Juss (Sapindales: Meliaceae).
Vascular plants (higher plants) have transport tissues as opposed to nonvascular plants that do not have conducting tissues.
The xylem and phloem are the two types of transport tissues in vascular plants (higher plants).
Insecticidal soap is made when a strong alkali is combined with fatty acid animal or plant oils.
Beauveria bassiana (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) is an entomopathogenic fungus that occurs naturally in soil.
Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a species of bacterium found in the soil.
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Successful management of sweet potato diseases requires the same strategies as other vegetables.
Control of aphids (including greenbug aphid), armyworms, fall armyworms and stinkbugs in wheat and oats.
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.
Insecticides used in this guide listed by their trade name, common name, chemical name and manufacturer.
Recommendations for control of town ants.
Control information for the sugarcane borer and other insect pests of sugarcane – cultural practices and varietal resistance.
Information on cleaning the storage bin, treating the storage bin and grain protectants.
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.
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 spider mites, cutworms, armyworms, fall armyworms, clover head weevils, aphids, leaf hoppers, plant bugs, spittlebugs, spotted alfalfa aphids, chinch bugs and imported fire ants.
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.
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.
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.
Introduction, general information and precautions for users of this guide.
Tables show the amount of formulated materials to use to provide the indicated active ingredient.
How to mix wettable powders and emulsifiable concentrates for spraying.
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.
Control of fire ants, chinch bugs, corn leaf aphids and green bugs, sorghum midge, corn earworms, fall armyworms, sorghum webworms and stalk borers.
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.
Commercial and Home Uses. Spray schedule for grapes, blueberries and brambles (blackberries, etc.).
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.
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.
Step-by-step instructions for calibrating your sprayer.
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.
Native pollinators have evolved close associations with the plants specific to their native regions.
Information on armyworm life stage, injury and control options in hayfields and pastures.
A variety of management approaches may be used to control giant salvinia infestations throughout the year as part of an integrated management program.
Describes methods for releasing and monitoring salvinia weevil for management of giant salvinia infestations.
Christmas tree growers face many obstacles to growing healthy trees with the largest challenge being pests.
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.
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.
What is avian influenza (bird flu)? What are the hosts for avian influenza? How is avian influenza transmitted from bird to bird? What are the signs of avian influenza in birds? Find these answers and more in this one-page fact sheet. (PDF Format Only)
Disease control of anthracnose, charcoal rot, downy mildew, head blight, gray leaf spot and zonate leaf spot.
This publication contains information about rearing giant salvinia weevils in outdoor ponds. Pdf is 16 pages. Pub 3551
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.
This publication contains information about the recognition, life history and impact of the water lettuce moth.
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)
Blackberries are a favorite springtime fruit in Louisiana. The blackberry (raspberry) crown borer is a serious pest of blackberry plantings and causes loss of plant vigor, loss of yield and plant destruction. Damage, life cycle, monitoring and control recommendations included. (PDF Format Only)
Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and Western equine encephalitis (WEE) virus infections occur in horses and other equids. Where does EEE come from? What's the best way to protect a horse? Find these answers and more. (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."