Texas Department of Agriculture Laws and Regulations
Texas has many laws and regulations that are constantly changing.
The Eastern Subterranean Termite
The eastern subterranean termite is the most important wood-destroying organism in the United States. This pest attacks all kinds of structures and products made of wood or cellulose. It will occasionally feed on field crops and shrubs in the landscape. To achieve effective control of this pest, one must have a thorough understanding of the […]
Since its introduction into the United States in 1882 the greenbug has become one of the most destructive pests of grain crops. The pest has been recorded as damaging wheat, barley, rye, oats, grain sorghum and other crops. In some years the greenbug has destroyed 25% of the wheat crop in the southwestern part of […]
Grain sorghum production in the U.S.A. is somewhere around 500 – 700 million bushels annually. In most parts of the world grain sorghum is grown for human consumption. In the U.S.A. it is grown primarily for feeding livestock.The sorghum midge is the most destructive pest of grain sorghum. High populations of the sorghum midge are […]
Sucking Pests of Ornamental Shrubs
Hundreds of plant species are now being grown for their ornamental value. New species and improved cultivars are being introduced continuously. All of these plants are a potential food source for a large number of insect pests. If we are to protect the aesthetic value of our ornamental plants, we must be able to identify […]
Recognition and Control of Some Small Vertebrate Pests and Small Mammals
Numerous small mammals often occupy the same niche as humans. Squirrels, raccoons and other small animals can be an enjoyable part of our environment. They are a great source of pleasure as they are watched and photographed. However, when these animals invade our homes, damage structures and eat or destroy our gardens and landscapes, they […]
The Principles of Pest Control on Lawn and Turf
Our lawns and turf areas often become a status symbol of who we are or what we are like. Certain cities have become quite well known for their beautiful, well-manicured parks and the well-kept lawns and turf areas around public facilities. People often use the appearance of the lawns in a community as a criteria, […]
Principles of IPM in Field Crops
Understanding the Basic Principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) enables producers to choose pest control options which will fit their farming practices and enhance control. More effective control can greatly improve yields and can often result in reduced production costs. Take the test now!
The objective of this course is to teach pesticide applicators the primary groups of common pesticides, their chemical properties, toxicology, uses, recognition and management of human poisonings. Take the test now!
Managing Pesticide Drift
There is much concern about drift. We will try to give you some needed information in regards to the prevention of drift. Drift is the movement of spray particles away from the target site and is a result of many factors. Movements through air may result in unintentional occurrences. The goal of spray drift management […]