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Cockroaches (Order: Blattodea)

Author(s): Dan Suiter, Brian Forschler, Lisa Ames, Richard Hoebeke, University of Georgia, 2022 Content in this post is modified from the Management of Insect Pests in and Around the Home, University of Georgia Extension Bulletin 1412 Description Cockroaches are large, night-active, fast-moving insects with a broad, flattened body, long antennae,…
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Sustainable Management of Thrips in Small Fruit Production Systems – Grower Listening Session

Dr. Ash Sial, Blueberry Entomologist and UGA IPM Program Coordinator Blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, and strawberry growers throughout the southeast region and nationally are invited to attend an upcoming stakeholder listening session where they will be asked to share their experiences, concerns and needs with researchers regarding thrips management in their small…
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UGA releases parasitic wasp to control invasive fruit fly

Written by: Emily Cabrera, UGA IPM Communications Coordinator Experts/Sources: Cera Jones, Small Fruit Entomology Lab Manager and Corinne Stouthamer, Research Scientist, University of Georgia In a quiet field of abandoned blueberries and shrubby brush in south Georgia, Cera Jones released hundreds of tiny parasitic wasps into the thicket and watched them fly…
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UGA Southeast Research and Education Center to host Midville Field Day Aug. 10

Written by: Emily Cabrera, UGA IPM Communications Coordinator Expert/Source: Anthony Black, Southeast Research and Education Center Superintendent The University of Georgia Southeast Research and Education Center (SEREC) will host its annual field day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. The annual event is an open house tour of current…
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2022 Turfgrass Field Day set for Aug. 3 at UGA-Griffin

Written by: Emily Cabrera, UGA IPM Communications Coordinator Expert/Source: Clint Waltz, Extension Turfgrass Specialist Whether you’re a golf course superintendent or a homeowner looking to grow the perfect lawn, there will be something for you at this year’s University of Georgia Turfgrass Field Day. “After four long years we are…
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UGA fruit pathologist inducted into IPM Hall of Fame

Written by: Emily Cabrera, UGA IPM Communications Coordinator Expert/Source: Phil Brannen, Fruit Pathologist, University of Georgia The Southern Integrated Pest Management Center (Southern IPM Center) has inducted University of Georgia Cooperative Extension fruit pathologist Phil Brannen into the Integrated Pest Management Hall of Fame for his significant contributions to commercial fruit growers throughout the Southern U.S. over the past…
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UGA horticulture professor receives Georgia Organics 2022 Land Steward Award

Written by: Emily Cabrera, UGA IPM Communications Coordinator Expert/Source: Juan Carlos Díaz-Pérez, University of Georgia Horticulture Professor For nearly three decades, Juan Carlos Díaz-Pérez has been contributing to the field of sustainable vegetable production, focusing on organic agriculture as a professor in the University of Georgia Department of Horticulture. This month, Georgia Organics is recognizing…
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Be on Lookout for Spotted Lanternfly

Written by: Emily Cabrera, UGA IPM Communications Coordinator Experts/Sources: Elizabeth McCarty, Forest Health Specialist, University of Georgia and Rebekah Wallace, EDDMapS Coordinator & Bugwood Images Coordinator, Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health As of June 2022, North Carolina has an established population of Lycorma delicatula, an invasive insect pest of…
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