UGA Cooperative Extension entomologists hosted two insect scouting schools at the Tifton Campus Conference Center and the Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center in Midville, Georgia. CAES News
Scouting School
Even in a world of remote-monitoring stations and farm technology, farmers haven’t found anything better than the human eye to identify emerging crop problems.
Kudzu bugs overwintering in bark. CAES News
Kudzu Bug
A tiny wasp — known as “Paratelenomus saccharalis” — is cutting down kudzu bug populations and Georgia soybean farmers’ need to treat for the pest, according to Michael Toews, a University of Georgia entomologist based on the UGA Tifton campus.
Beekeeper and bees at the UGA Bee Laboratory on the university's Horticulture Research Farm in Watkinsville, Georgia. CAES News
Honeybee 101
There are many bee look-alikes in the insect world. One way to distinguish a bee from other insects is to learn some bee biology.
Newly named University of Georgia turfgrass researcher David Jespersen was among the UGA experts who presented their research findings at the Turfgrass Research Field Day on Thursday, Aug. 4. Jespersen is shown sharing the results of a UGA research project that evaluated the drought tolerance of four turfgrass species. CAES News
Turfgrass Field Day
The University of Georgia Turfgrass Research Field Day is set for Thursday, Aug. 9, on the UGA Griffin campus. The event will include updates on the latest research about the diseases, insects and weeds that affect Georgia turfgrasses.
Carpenter bee damage CAES News
Carpenter Bees
Carpenter bees may be fun for growing boys, but homeowners fail to see the humor in them. They just want to get rid of them.
Whiteflies seen on a squash leaf. CAES News
Whitefly Update
Silverleaf whiteflies devastated Georgia’s cotton and fall vegetable crops last year. In response to this crisis, a team of University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research and UGA Cooperative Extension specialists is studying the pests statewide to help cotton and vegetable farmers avoid another year of disappointing crops.