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Twospotted spider mites and webbing on a butterfly bush leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Scout for Twospotted Spider Mites

Twospotted spider mites are probably the most common spider mite species to damage ornamental plants, fruits, vegetables, and others. Twospotted …

Eastern tent caterpillar feeding on a cherry leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Eastern Tent Caterpillars

Eastern tent caterpillars are common native insects that create silk webs or ‘tents’ in the branch crotches of some …

Boxwood leafminer adult. Photo: SD Frank

Boxwood Leafminers Active

Amanda Taylor, Area Specialized Agent – Nursery and Greenhouse alerted us that Boxwood leafminer adults are active in the …

Oak eriococcid scales on a willow oak twig. Photo: AG Dale

Felt Scales on Oaks

Felt scales are a family of scales that include azalea bark scale (Acanthococcus azaleae), crape myrtle bark scale (Acanthococcus …

Oak lecanium scales and eggs on willow oak. Photo: SD Frank

Lecanium Scales Full of Eggs

Oak lecanium scale and European fruit lecanium are nearly identical soft scales that infest oaks and many other tree …

Recent Publications related to Pest Management

Figure 1. European hornet stripping bark off a branch.

European Hornets

This Entomology Insect Note discusses the behavior and control of European hornets.

Photo of roots of plants that are blackened and brittle.

Cylindrocladium Black Rot of Peanut

This factsheet offers information on the signs, symptoms, and control of cylindrocladium black rot in …

6 days ago
Powdery mildew of soybean

Soybean Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew is a common foliar disease caused by a fungus. The causal agent of …

Peanut plants with severe defoliation

Peanut Leaf Spots

Early leaf spot and late leaf spot are the most common and important peanut diseases …

1 week ago

Greenhouse Weed Control

This publication discusses a number of options that are available to the greenhouse manager for …

Beetle resting on defoliated soybean leaf

Blister Beetle in Soybean

Epicauta funebris (Horn) and Epicauta vittata (F.). Family: Meloidae. Order: Coleoptera. Commonly known as the …

1 week ago
Slug crawling on soil

Slugs in Soybean

Deroceras reticulatum (Müller), Deroceras leave (Müller), Arion subfuscus (Drapamaud), and Arion fasciatus (Nilsson). Slug species …

1 week ago
Illustration of velvetbean caterpillar life stages

Velvetbean Caterpillar in Soybean

This soybean insect factsheet describes the biology, damage, and control of the velvetbean caterpillar, a …