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Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) II - Scouting and Management

Timely Viticulture Timeline - Mid Season, Pre-Harvest, and Harvest
The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is not currently a problem in Maryland, but has the potential to be a very significant pest. For background information, please see the TimelyVit Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) I—Background , for basic information. This Timely Viticulture was created to give growers...

Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) I—Background

Timeline: Timely Viticulture - Mid Season, Pre-Harvest, and Harvest
The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is not currently a problem in Maryland but has been verified in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Virginia; so it is just a matter of time. The full impact on vineyards and wine quality potential of this newly introduced pest is unclear. What is clear at this early...

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...

IPM Series: Azaleas and Rhododendrons (HG51)

Symptoms Possible Causes Notes Leaf Yellowing Older Leaf Drop Towards interior of plant High Soil pH Nutrient Deficiency Iron or magnesium chlorosis Azalea Bark Scale Leaves may also have sooty mold (black coating) Azalea Leaf Rust Brightly colored, yellow-orange spots Leaf Stippling Lace Bugs...

Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a common sense approach to managing problems in your landscape. The reason for using IPM can be understood when you think about two common insects pictured below: a lady bug and termites. The former is a very beneficial insect, because it eats other insects,...
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