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Common Insects and Their Management. Jeff Schalau Associate Agent, Ag. & Nat. Res. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Yavapai County. Grasshoppers. Corn. Citrus. Grasshoppers. Grasshopper Management. Natural Enemies Poultry Cultural Control Maintain green border

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common insects and their management

Common Insects and Their Management

Jeff Schalau

Associate Agent, Ag. & Nat. Res.

University of Arizona Cooperative Extension

Yavapai County

slide3

Corn

Citrus

Grasshoppers

grasshopper management
Grasshopper Management
  • Natural Enemies
    • Poultry
  • Cultural Control
    • Maintain green border
    • Physical barriers
  • Chemical Control
    • Baits and sprays containing carbaryl
    • Nolo Bait (Nosema locustae) not effective
thrips management
Thrips Management
  • Natural Enemies
    • Minute Pirate Bug, predaceous mites
  • Cultural Control
    • Control weeds, high pressure hose, remove old flowers, row covers, reflective mulch, be patient
  • Chemical Control
    • Neem, systemics (Orthene, Merit) on non-edible crops
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Elm

Leaf

Beetle

elm leaf beetle management
Elm Leaf Beetle Management
  • Natural Enemies
    • Black Tachnid Fly (marginally effective)
  • Cultural Control
    • Tolerate some damage
  • Chemical Control
    • Bark banding with carbaryl
    • Bt var. tenebionis
    • Neem
    • Systemics
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Box

Elder

Bug

box elder bug management
Box Elder Bug Management
  • Natural Enemies
    • None known
  • Cultural Control
    • Eliminate host trees
    • Screen windows, caulk, weatherstrip
  • Chemical Control
    • Not recommended-nuisance insect
cypress bark beetle management
Cypress Bark Beetle Management
  • Natural Enemies
    • ???
  • Cultural Control
    • Irrigate susceptible species to maintain vigor
  • Chemical Control
    • Trunk sprays containing carbaryl
pitch moth management
Pitch Moth Management
  • Natural Enemies
    • None known
  • Cultural Control
    • Irrigate susceptible species to maintain vigor
    • Phyisical control
  • Chemical Control
    • None
spider mite management
Spider Mite Management
  • Natural Enemies
    • Predatory mites, minute pirate bugs, lacewings, bigeyed bugs
  • Cultural Control
    • Avoid dust build up with high pressure hose
  • Chemical Control
    • Soaps/oils, miticides in extreme cases
blister beetle management
Blister Beetle Management
  • Natural Enemies
    • None (but they eat grasshopper eggs)
  • Cultural Control
    • Physical barriers
  • Chemical Control
    • Carbaryl, malathion, stomach poisons
agave snout weevil management
Agave Snout Weevil Management
  • Natural Enemies
    • None known
  • Cultural Control
    • Remove and destroy infested plants
  • Chemical Control
    • Put in mescal bottles
flea beetle management
Flea Beetle Management
  • Natural Enemies
    • Parasitic wasps
  • Cultural Control
    • Control weeds
    • Row covers on vegetables
  • Chemical Control
    • Carbaryl
    • Malathion
    • Acephate
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