There is a positive correlation between weeds and insects. This article describes the relationship between weed management and insects. It details how weeds can be a refuge for beneficial insects and how they can also act as a reservoir for insect pests. The impact that weeds have on insecticide application is also discussed.
Featuring Mosquito and Tick Repellents. These aforementioned bugs can spread illness to humans. A large portion of these infections are preventable. Suggestions are given on how to choose what kind of repellent to use and important information regarding them.
Impact of Diamondback Moth Outbreaks on Arizona Cole Crops in 2016‐17
The diamondback moth is one of the most important pests of cole crops worldwide and annually causes $3-5 billion dollars in economic loses due to direct yield losses and control costs. 2016 Arizona had an outbreak. This article contains the results of surveys that tried to assess how much damage was done.
Insect Management on Desert Melons: Whiteflies 2017
This article descibes the sweetpotato whitefly (SWF) in great depth and their relation to Desert 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.
A total of 20 surveys were completed of insecticide usage on desert lettuce, representing an estimated total of 33,562 fall acres and 33,469 spring lettuce acres from Yuma and neighboring Imperial County. This article concludes that selective reduced risk insecticides will continue to play an increasing role in management of pests in desert lettuce.
Impact of Bagrada Bug on Desert Cole Crops: Seven Years After the Outbreak
The bagrada bug became a major pest of cole crops since 2010. This report consists of information gathered through surveys over seven years and shows what some of the trends are regarding the bagrada bug over that time period.
Insecticide Modes of Action on Desert Vegetable Crops 2017
Featuring Human Disease-Causing Viruses Vectored by Mosquitoes. Because mosquito carry and transmit a number of disease causing viruses, they can present risks to human health. Suggestions on how to reduce this risk are given.
A total of 22 surveys were completed in the 2016 workshop, representing an estimated
total of 28,650 fall acres and 29,920 spring lettuce acres from Yuma and neighboring Imperial County. This article concludes that selective reduced risk insecticides will continue to play an increasing role in management of pests in desert lettuce, but some broad spectrum products such as pyrethroids still will be needed.
Arizona School Earns National Recognition ( IPM STAR Award) – April 2017
Featuring IPM STAR Certification for Maricopa Unified School District. A healthy environment in schools has many benifits. The IPM STAR award is given to schools who acheive a certain standard of IPM in their schools.
Vegetable Leafminer, and American Serpentine Leafminer pests are often mistaken for one another. They attack a wide range of over 50 host crops. This article describes their economic damage, their development, and ways to help manage their population. Pictures are also added to aid in identification.
Thrips Management in Desert Leafy Vegetables - 2017
A chart detailing various insecticides and the efficacy against Thrips on Desert Leafy vegetables. Each insecticide is rated at Good, Fair, and Poor, and is shown for both the Adult and Larvae stage. There is also a brief note for each of the insecticides.
A chart detailing various insecticides and the efficacy against different species of Aphids. Each insecticide is rated at Good, Fair, and Poor, and is shown for each listed Aphid species. There is also a brief note for each of the insecticides.
IPM for Microorganisms: Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sanitizing – March 2017
Panic liverseedgrass is a relatively new problem weed occurring in turfgrass in the low desert region of Arizona. It is invasive and federally listed as a noxious weed. Herbicide use and efficacy information is limited to row crops or noncrop areas.
Corn Earworm Management on Desert Produce - February 2017
This article gives a description of the seed corn maggot, which commonly attacks the seeds of spring melons. The type of damage that often occurs is described, along with several management tips to help reduce the population and risk from these maggots.
Stop School Pests: Professional Development Training for Schools – February 2017
Featuring Stop School Pests. With specific instructions for: Maintenance staff, Food Service profesisonals, Custodians, Facility Managers, Teachers, School Nurses, Landscape and Grounds management, School Nurses and Administrators.