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IPM

Japanese Maple Scale Woody Ornamental Host Plants

Japanese maple scale (JMS), (Lopholeucaspis japonica Cockerell) (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), is a prolific pest of major concern to nursery crop producers and landscape managers in MD and the eastern United States. JMS is difficult to monitor and manage due to its small size, extended crawler...
Browning of white oaks in a landscape
University of Maryland Extension CMREC, HGIC, and the UMD Plant Diagnostic Lab have received numerous reports of sudden discoloration of foliage and death of white oak (Quercus alba) trees throughout...

Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) II - Scouting and Management

Timely Viticulture Timeline - Mid Season, Pre-Harvest, and Harvest
The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is now confirmed in Cecil and Harford Counties in Maryland, and has the potential to be a very significant pest in vineyards. For background information, please see the TimelyVit Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) I—Background , for basic information. This Timely Viticulture was...

Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) I—Background

Timeline: Timely Viticulture - Mid Season, Pre-Harvest, and Harvest
The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is now confirmed in Cecil and Harford Counties in Maryland, and populations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Virginia have been growing. The pest has been impacting vineyards in Pennsylvania. What is clear at this junction is that (1) grapevines are a favorite...

Maryland Corn Earworm Moth Map

Maryland moth map screenshot
If you’re spraying non-GMO corn to manage corn earworm, then check out our new website for monitoring populations at www.mdmothmap.com . There you’ll find up-to-date catch counts for pheromone traps located across Maryland. Just click on a pin to display the most recent 5-day total. These 5-day...

Fungal Entomopathogens: An Enigmatic Pest

Student Research Assistant(1), Associate Professor and Extension Specialist(2) University of Maryland Department of Entomology Entomopathogens as Insecticides Entomopathogens are bacteria, fungi, protozoans or viruses that can infect and subsequently cause disease in insects and other arthropods...

New Grower Training - Vegetable IPM

New Grower Training - Vegetable IPM
February 2014 This presentation is given to new vegetable growers in training sessions that cover many topics. The topic presented here is pest management of insect, disease, weeds and animals. This includes recognizing the pests and natural enemies that growers will encounter in their fields over...

Six Invasive Pests to Watch for in 2014

Over the last ten years, mid-Atlantic vegetable growers have been inundated with invasive pests such as the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and Spotted Wing Drosophila. Invasive pests are especially difficult to control as they have no natural enemies, which enables their populations to build rapidly...

Cabin Fever Relievers

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:30am to Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017 - 11:30am
Brooklett's Senior Center
Is winter giving you the blues? Here’s an opportunity to beat spring to the punch! Talbot County Master Gardeners are delivering a free lecture series free and open to the public on a variety of topics, such as planning your garden bed, seed selection, soil preparation, backyard chickens, herbs and...

Integrated Pest Management for Vegetables: A Program Evaluation to Determine Value

The University of Maryland Extension (UME) Vegetable Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program works with commercial vegetable producers to enhance production and profitability while reducing the use of high-risk pesticides. A program evaluation effort was undertaken in the winter of 2012-2013 to...

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