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

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

Originally 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, ...
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Spotted Wing Drosophila in Texas

Spotted Wing Drosophila in Texas

Snapshot: Drosophila suzukii, Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD), is an invasive pest that attacks several soft-bodied fruit, such as cherries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and grapes.  Similar in size to the common fruit ...
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Monitoring Crape myrtles for crape myrtle bark scale in McKinney

Monitoring Crape myrtles for crape myrtle bark scale in McKinney

On June 24th and 25th (2014), a number of Texas A&M AgriLife personnel set out to McKinney to collect data on susceptibility of different varieties of crape myrtles to the ...
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Why and How Aphids Suck

Why and How Aphids Suck

There 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 ...
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Spotted Wing Drosophila

Spotted Wing Drosophila

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, ...
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Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management

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 ...
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What is the Six Legged Aggie Saying?