Biology and management of key insect

Ants emerge about 15 minutes after sundown and leave the nest in large numbers in search of food, traveling up to hundreds of feet from the nest on semi-permanent trails. The newly established kudzu bug, Megacopta cribraria, was detected in 78 Georgia counties in Pine pollen dehiscence relative to thrips Thysanoptera: This may require pouring 1 gallon or more of liquid insecticide into the nest.

Impacts The soybean aphid is now established in north Georgia, and this pest species will continue to be monitored for abundance and damage potential. See your state's Extension IPM personnel for local action thresholds for specific pests.

For example, plant inspections, eliminating weeds in the greenhouse, using screens, avoiding excess nitrogen applications, using plastic mulch and preserving natural enemies can combine to produce a very effective aphid management program.

Twenty-eight soybean varieties and breeding lines were selected for advanced screening for stink bug and lepidopteran resistance. For example, plant inspections, eliminating weeds in the greenhouse, using screens, avoiding excess nitrogen applications, using plastic mulch and preserving natural enemies can combine to produce a very effective aphid management program.

Only a few early stage larvae were present and these disappeared before reaching mid-stage, reason not determined. Mean aphid densities reached 31 aphids per trifoliolate in mid-September, then rapidly declined with the onset of plant maturity and cooler temperatures.

Avoid making routine insecticide applications to crops without evidence of insect activity and damage.

Insect Management

The toxicity of the insecticide is usually stated in the precaution on the label. Carpenter ants chew wood with and across the grain, while termites only damage wood with the grain.

Misidentification often leads to the application of an ineffective pesticide and extensive or chronic crop damage. Ag Economists are currently developing vegetable soybean crop budgets and exploring marketing options for Georgia producers.

Some insect thresholds are provided in this publication. Willow, white, and chestnut oaks were also infested, but to a lesser extent about 2 percent of trees examined.

Biology and Management of Key Insect Pests of Pulse Crops

Soybean seed weights and yields were similar between the Bt and non-Bt entries. Foraging carpenter ants often enter structures by bridging to roofs and siding from tree branches in contact with these surfaces.

After locating several points along a trail, a directional pattern will emerge and often lead directly to the nest. Action thresholds help minimize insecticide use and crop damage. Outdoors, nest are most commonly found in hardwood trees containing treeholes.

Ahpids were observed in July-August in the two soybean varieties planted, and most were small summer dwarfts.about the insect and the key will direct you to the next number and hopefully help you correctly identify the insect in question. This key will include information such as characteristics of the wings, antennae, and body structure of the insect.

Key to Insect Orders Author: Leslie Mertz Created Date. Become familiar with the biology and life-cycle of the major insect pests that attack crops on an annual basis. Understanding some basic insect biology often reveals when the pest is most vulnerable to control measures and helps lead to successful management.

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Loevinsohn). CONTROL TACTICS AND STRATEGIES. Host Plant Resistance (E. Heinrichs). As a prerequisite for the development of a more sustainable integrated insect pest and disease management strategy for cashew, information on the biology and ecology of the key insect pests and diseases in a changing environment, and on influencing biotic and abiotic factors, is needed.

Biology and Management of Carpenter Ants

Key insect pests of pulses Gram pod borer, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Noctuidae: Lepidoptera) Pigeonpea is a major legume crop in the tropics and sub-tropics, and accounts for 5% of world legume production (Hillocks et al. ).

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