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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



Common insects and their management

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


Common insects and their management

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


Common insects and their management

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