This Web site mirrors the 104-page printed guide, which summarizes insect, mite, and disease management practices for woody ornamentals and shade trees. The three major topic areas are pesticide safety, insects and mites, and diseases.
When pest management is based on calendar timings, daily temperature is not taken into account. This can result in misreading information regarding current insect activity. Depending on weather conditions, insect development may vary from year to year by a few weeks, consequently predicting the proper time for control measures is difficult.
This video chronicles the life stages of beneficial arthropods. Some are familiar, and some you may have never seen before. Nearly 90 percent of the footage in this video is devoted to high-quality, close-up microscopy of beneficials in their egg, larval, nymphal, pupal or adult stages. It discusses 17 different groups of beneficial insects and their relatives commonly found on woody landscapes and nursery plants. Learning to recognize these important biocontrol agents is a first step in using them effectively in a pest management program on woody ornamental plants. (VHS-39:00) To order this video, call 814-863-2822; do not contact the Publications Distribution Center.
Find detailed species descriptions in our collection of entomology fact sheets