Category Archives: Presentations

What bugs are eating your money? Main culprits, new invasives and how we can stop them from eating your crops

Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 3.32.12 PMOriginally created for the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association 2014 Expo, this presentation outlines five common pests found in greenhouse ornamentals and turf crops, how to monitor them and management strategies, as well as informing growers about new invasive insects they should keep their eyes open for.

Why and How Aphids Suck

Why and How aphids suckThere are thousands of species of aphids and any grower that tells you they don’t have them must not get out much.  Aphids reproduce at an alarming rate, with newborn aphids already developing embryos the moment they are born.  Apparently they are in a rush!  This is a 30-minute slideshow on aphids and their control.






Spotted Wing Drosophila

Fly on a cherryA short presentation on Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, which is a new pest to North America (2008).  It is a new pest to many soft-bodied fruit, such as cherries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries.  If you think you may have Spotted Wing Drosophila in your crop, be sure to contact me and send a sample if possible.






mendeleyMendeley is a free reference manager which also does a great job at storing your library of scientific journals, papers, books, etc. It also has a built-in social networking tool, allowing you to share papers with colleagues.  Originally designed for a group of second year population ecology students, this presentation is a short tutorial on installation and setup.  Mendeley can be downloaded from here.