Sep 2023The Western grapeleaf skeletonizer is an important pest of grapes in Arizona. With the increase in acreage under grapes in the state, there is need for resources to help growers in managing important pests. This IPM Short provides concise information on identification and management of this pest.
Dec 2022Agave Plant Bugs (PDF, 2 MB)
Agaves are beautiful and hardy desert plants, that have a conspicuous presence in Arizona landscapes. They are especially valued for their diversity of forms and colors. Agaves face relatively few pest problems, compared to other landscape plants. The most significant pest is the agave snout weevil, Scyphophorus acupunctatus. Another important, but often overlooked pest is the agave mite or grease mite, Oziella sp. The other tiny bug that scurries around on the agave leaves often goes unnoticed. These minute insects are agave plant bugs. They are easier to detect and cause less damage compared to the other two pests, but can sometimes become a problem.
Jul 2020This publication is the Spanish-language translation of the IPM Short, Protecting your Flocks from External Parasites - Mites and Lice.