A chart detailing various insecticides and the efficacy against Whiteflies for fall produce. Each insecticide is rated at Good, Fair, and Poor, and is shown for both the Adult and Nymph stage. There is also a brief note for each of the insecticides.
Pesticide Resistant Head Lice and Management – September 2015
This article contains a chart of non dormant alfalfa varieties for Arizona. Suggestions for determining an appropriate fall dormancy class, identifying potential pest problems, yield, and salt tolerance are all discussed.
The frequency and height that turfgrass needs to be mowed at is dependent on the variety of the turfgrass and the desired outcome. This article discusses some things to keep in mind when establishing your mowing routine.
There are many insects that can be found on Desert Produce and Melons. This Article covers the description, damage, and Management/Control of the following insects:
Flea Beetles, Darkling Beetles, Field crickets, Saltmarsh Caterpillar, Ground Beetles, and Rove Beetles.
Authors: Dawn H. Gouge, Shaku Nair, Shujuan Li and Tim Stock
Many pests encountered in homes and structures can be prevented by using simple techniques collectively known as “pest-proofing”. If done correctly, pest-proofing your home saves you money by reducing pest management costs, and more importantly, reduces potential pesticide exposure. This publication describes general indoor and outdoor pest-proofing measures and some of the major pests encountered in and around homes and structures.
Featuring Mosquito-borne Diseases and Mosquito IPM. Mosquitoes are considered the most dangerous pest to human health. Suggestions for management are given. Bed bugs seem to be going through resurgence in the United States.
Insect Management on Desert Vegetables and Melons: Whiteflies 2015
This article describes the sweetpotato whitefly (SWF) in great depth and their relation to Desert Vegetables and Melons. It includes it's history of development and damages it has caused. The article also describes the management of SWF, including sampling/monitoring, natural/biological control, cultural practices, and insecticidal control.
Biology and Management of Fusarium Wilt of Lettuce
Fusarium wilt of lettuce is caused by the soil-borne fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lactucae. This article decribes the nature of the disease and it's development. It also gives suggestions for how to manage it.
Evaluation of Clothianidin Seed Treatments for Bagrada Bug Control in Broccoli
With the outbreak of the Bagrada bug, it was estimated that they infested more than 80% of the acreage in Arizona between 2010-2014. This article outlines an expirement on the use of Clothianidin seed treatments as a way to manage the Bagrada Bug pest. The results indicated that this treatment was effective.
2015 Guidelines For Whitefly / CYSDV Management on Melons
CYSDV has caused significant reductions in fruit yields in the past, mainly due to the whitefly. This article gives some management guidelines for the whitefly including cultural management and chemical management.
This document discusses bats and some of their characteristics. Methods of scouting for them are outlined. Bats can be quite hazardous to human health, if you ever find one on the ground, don't touch it.
Featuring School IPM Plan and Giant Mesquite Bugs. Resources for preparing your School IPM plan are given. Giant Mesquite Bugs are impressively sized bugs, but pose no significant risk to humans or plants. They do not have a venomous bite or sting.
A total of 19 surveys were completed in the 2015 workshop, representing an estimated
total of 25,905 fall acres and 26,255 spring lettuce acres from Yuma and neighboring Imperial County. This article concludes that the local produce industry has made great strides in minimizing environmental impacts in lettuce production. There have not been any major reports of field failures.
There are several factors which are important to consider in managing defoliation. Factors such as plant-water relations, Nitrogen (N) fertility status, the extent of honeydew deposits on the leaves from insects such as the sweet potato whitefly or aphids, and weather conditions following the defoliant application are all important in terms of the final defoliation results.
After stand establishment, the next critical stage in the development of a cotton crop is the initiation of the first squares, or floral buds, which could develop into the plants’ first boll. This is an important step for a cotton crop and one which is usually followed closely by the attentive farmer.