The Greenbug

The Greenbug

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%...
Grasshoppers on Pastures and Greenland

Grasshoppers on Pastures and Greenland

Since the beginning of recorded history, grasshoppers have been a menace to man.  On occasions plagues of grasshoppers have denuded large areas of land, causing famines that resulted in the death of millions of human beings. Grasshoppers are the most important pests...
The Principles of IPM in Field Crops

The 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...
Sorghum Midge

Sorghum Midge

Midge is a term used to refer to many species of small flies. The Sorghum Midge refers to the species of fly that is a pest relying on sorghum flowers to live.
Insect Pests that Attack Cotton: The Cotton Boll Weevil

Insect Pests that Attack Cotton: The Cotton Boll Weevil

Of the more than 25 insect pests that attack cotton, the Cotton Boll Weevil has been declared the most damaging of all. Pesticide applications made to control the Boll Weevil often upset the balance of nature in the cotton field causing infestations of other pests and...
Know Your Cotton Plant

Know Your Cotton Plant

Knowing the phenology and the growth habits of the cotton plant can greatly improve your pest control decisions. Making the right decision can result in reduced production costs while maintaining yields.  
The Principles Of Pest Control On Lawns And Turf

The Principles Of Pest Control On Lawns 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...
Applicator Safety

Applicator Safety

I know what you are thinking: Laws and regulations are boring. Well, we are going to try and not make it boring.
The Eastern Subterranean Termite

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...
Environmental Protection

Environmental Protection

We live in a world of ever increasing concern (and sometimes misguided concern) over pesticides and the environment. Not only is it essential that pest control operators conduct their business in a manner providing the highest degree of environmental protection...
Pesticide Families

Pesticide Families

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.
Sucking Pests of Ornamental Shrubs

Sucking Pests of Ornamental Shrubs

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...
Managing Pesticide Drift

Managing Pesticide Drift

Managing Pesticide Drift The drift of pesticides from the target site is a serious problem affecting pesticide application. All pesticide applicators must be concerned with this problem and seek to manage pesticide application in a manner so as to reduce drift while...