Spotted Wing Drosophila

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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.





Integrated Pest Management

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Integrated Pest ManagementThis 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.









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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.




Crapemyrtle Bark Scale

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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.

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