A 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.
This is a general presentation on integrated pest management, originally given to master gardeners and urban farmers. Although this presentation covers a lot of breadth, it does not get into great depth. All media which is not from six-legged aggie has been referenced in the presentation. Contact me for full source information.
Mendeley 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.
A presentation originally given at the East Texas Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Conference (Feb. 25, 2014). Topics mainly cover direct marketing using web tools, such as web building tools, social media tools and social media management.
The eriophyid mite, Phyllocoptes fructiphilus, can vector a virus of roses, known as rose rosette. Although rose rosette is nothing new, there have been more reports of it recently in east Texas. Keep an eye open for symptoms. Continue reading Eriophyid Mite→
A new invasive scale of crape myrtles has recently been detected. Current evidences suggest that the species is Eriococcus lagerostroemia, a native to the plant host to Lagerostroemia sp., also found in China, Japan, Korea, India, Mongolia, South Korea and United Kingdom.