INSECT IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL. Original Power Point Created by Joey Wells Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office June 2002. TRI-CO. YOUNG FARMERS APRIL 23, 2002. INSECTS AS COMPETITORS. COMPETE WITH MAN FOR FOOD AND FIBER
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INSECT IDENTIFICATIONAND CONTROL Original Power Point Created by Joey Wells Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office June 2002
INSECTS AS COMPETITORS • COMPETE WITH MAN FOR FOOD AND FIBER • AS MANY AS 10,000 – 15,000 KINDS OF INSECTS IN GEORGIA • CAUSE MANY TYPES OF DAMAGE • FEED ON PLANTS • CARRY DISEASES • CAUSE LOSSES IN THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY
NOT ALL INSECTS ARE HARMFUL • HELP POLLINATE PLANTS • PROVIDE VALUABLE FOOD IN THE FOOD CHAIN • SOME INSECTS FEED ON OTHER HARMFUL INSECTS
CLASSIFICATION OF INSECTS AS TO HOW THEY FEED • CHEWING INSECT • BITES OFF, CHEWS, AND SWALLOWS PLANT PARTS • SUCKING INSECT • PIERCES THE OUTER LAYER OF THE PLANT AND SUCKS THE SAP FROM THE CELLS
FEEDING HABITS DETERMINE CONTROL METHODS • CHEWING INSECTS ARE GENERALLY CONTROLLED BY STOMACH POISONS • SUCKING INSECTS ARE GENERALLY CONTROLLED BY CONTACT POISONS
HOUSE FLY Adult 0.3 in.
GREEN BOTTLE FLY Adult 0.5 in.