Recommendations for managing weeds, pests and diseases in vegetables like corn, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, asparagus, squash and peppers. Tips on dealing with worms, maggots, leafminers, beetles and mites, and scouting pests with your smartphone.
By Michael J. Skvarla, Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D.
Yellowmargined leaf beetle (YMLB) (Microtheca ochroloma) is a serious pest of cruciferous crops.
Join us for for pesticide updates and to learn about pest issues in small fruits and vegetables.
Over the past decade, Phytophthora blight has dramatically spread to “clean” farms. As a result, growers have seen healthy crops completely fail.
By Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Cheryl Frank Sullivan, Margaret Skinner
Scouting for insect and mite pests and their natural enemies in in high tunnels is the cornerstone for successful integrated pest management (IPM).
And heading to your tomato greenhouse or high tunnel!
Most of you are aware of the insecticide Admire or Provado (active ingredient is imidacloprid), for control of Colorado potato beetle and striped cucumber beetle.
The larvae of 3 species of moths (typically called "worms") infest sweet corn ears. The thresholds change with the growth stage of the corn.
Insect populations tend to slow when there is a cool growing season, but there is plenty of insect management activity to consider.
The corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea , is a very important pest of sweet corn. It can also be a pest in tomatoes, cotton, sorghum, vetch, and other hosts.
The cabbage maggot is often mistaken for the housefly. Agriculturally, the cabbage maggot is a very destructive pest of cruciferous vegetables.
The Allium Leafminer has emerged this week and we are already seeing feeding damage signs. Protect your crop!
By Marley E Skinner, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada, Tianna DuPont, Mike Basedow Length8:37
Este video revisa los fundamentos de la exploración adecuada y la identificación de enfermedades comunes y sus síntomas.
I lost a lot of tomato plants to Sclerotinia/White mold/Timber Rot this past season, while I’ve seen some in past years, why was it so bad this season?
It’s soon time for emergence of allium leafminer adults.
Although CEW are low in most locations, captures can change rapidly at this time of year.