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Millipede on house siding

Millipedes on the Move

Last year around this time, we had a stretch of very hot & dry weather that triggered a “millipede …

Rose sawfly on a rose leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Sawflies on Roses

For the past several weeks I have noticed damage to the leaves of my roses. Each year this happens and …

False oleander scales. Photo: SD Frank

Monitor False Oleander Scales

False oleander scale, Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli, is a tropical and subtropical pest originally from China. False oleander scale is common throughout …

Imported will leaf beetle on willow. Photo: SD Frank

Imported Willow Leaf Beetles

Imported willow leaf beetle (Plagiodera versicolor) are common on willows in landscapes and natural areas. Most of year adults and …

Crape myrtle aphids. Photo: SD Frank

Crape Myrtle Aphids

Crape myrtles are among the most commonly planted trees in the Southeast. The two main pests are crape myrtle …

Twospotted spider mites and webbing on a butterfly bush leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Scout for Twospotted Spider Mites

Twospotted spider mites are probably the most common spider mite species to damage ornamental plants, fruits, vegetables, and others. Twospotted …

Eastern tent caterpillar feeding on a cherry leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Eastern Tent Caterpillars

Eastern tent caterpillars are common native insects that create silk webs or ‘tents’ in the branch crotches of some …

Recent Publications related to Pest Management

Field-grown tomato plant affected by southern blight

Southern Blight of Tomato and Pepper

This vegetable disease factsheet discusses Southern blight, a soil-borne fungus that attacks tomato and pepper, …

The initial symptoms of B deficiency

Tobacco - Boron (B) Deficiency

Tobacco plants that are B deficient are stunted very early on in production when compared …

Phosphorus Deficiency

Tobacco - Phosphorus (P) Deficiency

Phosphorus (P) deficiency in tobacco begins as a noticeable stunting when compared to a plant …

Nitrogen deficiency

Tobacco - Nitrogen (N) Deficiency

By far, nitrogen (N) is the most widely applied nutrient for plant growth. It …

Boron toxicity

Tobacco - Boron (B) Toxicity

Boron (B) is an essential element that frequently exhibits deficiency symptoms if it is in …

Sulfur deficiency

Tobacco - Sulfur (S) Deficiency

Sulfur (S) deficiency can easily be mistaken for nitrogen (N) deficiency in tobacco. The ability …

Potassium deficiency

Tobacco - Potassium (K) Deficiency

Potassium (K) is one of the three core macronutrients, and consequently, deficiency symptoms manifest relatively …

Manganese Deficiency

Tobacco - Manganese (Mn) Deficiency

Manganese (Mn) deficiency begins as an interveinal chlorosis on the upper leaves. As the …