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Crapemyrtle bark scale (Acanthococcus lagerstromiae [Hemiptera: Eriococcidae]) was reported for the first time in the United States (US) in 2004 near Dallas, Texas. Although initially thought to be a population of the native azalea
bark scale (Acanthococcus azalea) feeding on crapemyrtles, it was later discovered that the scale in question was an introduced species from Southeast Asia, where crapemyrtles and the crapemyrtle bark scale are considered native. This publication covers biology, population dynamics, and management of crapemyrtle bark scale for landscape and nursery grower professionals.
The products on this list are current as of September 2020 and will be updated periodically as more information becomes available. This is a list of registered products. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service does not have efficacy data for many of the products listed and thus we cannot offer guidance on their effectiveness. This list is not an endorsement and it is the sole responsibility of the user to follow all label directions and verify processor requirements for application on hemp and acceptable residues. Note: This list does not apply to hemp grown for cannabidiol (cbd) production.
This publication covers control suggestions for thrips, wireworms, cotton fleahoppers, aphids, fall armyworm, bollworm, tobacco budworm, stink bugs, Lygus and verde plant bugs, spider mites, beet armyworm, and whiteflies.
Many insects feed on the leaves, nuts, branches, and buds of the pecan tree, reducing the tree’s nut production potential. Some insects lower production directly by feeding on the nuts. Other pests cause indirect damage, as their feeding depletes the tree’s reserves, so that nut production is reduced the following year.
This guide discusses the management of insect and mite pests of commercial pecans.
Although peaches, plums, and blackberries are among the most commonly grown small fruits in Texas landscapes, diseases and insect pests reduce fruit production and quality and threaten the plants’ health. This publication explains how to choose the most effective pest-control practices.
This publication explains how to identify and manage diseases and insect pests of pecans. Photos of the insects and their damage are included. A table lists some insecticides that are labeled for control of insect pests in pecans and that are available in small quantities for use by backyard growers.
The three kinds of human lice (head lice, body lice, and pubic or crab lice) are described in this publication. This publication also contains guidelines and instructions for identifying lice and helpful instructions for preventing and controlling lice infestations.
This publication discusses integrated pest management (IPM) practices for insect pests of Texas forage crops, including bermudagrass hay and pasture, forage sorghum, alfalfa, clover, and vetch.
IPM is a sustainable pest-management approach that combines biological, cultural, physical, and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic, health, and environmental risks. IPM combines the most economical and ecologically sound techniques to control insect and mite pests efficiently and effectively.
Good News! With persistence, patience and the right plan, fire ants can be controlled. The two-step method gives excellent control of red imported fire ants, especially in larger lawns and where applied to entire neighborhoods.
When applied properly, this method poses little risk to people or pets. And the necessary ingredients can be found at most nursery supply and garden centers.
To meet production goals and maintain profits, grain sorghum growers need to adopt an integrated approach to managing insect and mite pests. Integrated pest management (IPM) takes advantage of all appropriate pest management strategies, including the judicious use of pesticides. This guide explains insect pest biology, pest damage, and management options for grain sorghum production.