Concise information about using personal repellents for protection against common biting pests and safety tips, in an easy-to-read trifold format with pictures.
The goal of this publication is to provide readers with basic information about wild honey bees in Arizona.
Blister beetles belong to a family of beetles called Meloidae. This family contains approximately 300 species distributed across the continental United States, including 150 in Arizona. Blister beetles have a peculiar life cycle.
The Asian longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, is also known as the cattle tick or bush tick. It is native to East Asia: China, Korea, Japan, and well established in Australia and New Zealand. It is also an invasive tick species in the United States (U.S.).
The roof rat (Figures 1 & 4 Rattus rattus), also known as the black rat, ship rat, or house rat, is an Old World rodent species originating in southeast Asia.
This manual reviews basic information on pests, pesticides, and safety. It is important to realize that pesticide application should be only a part of an overall integrated pest management (IPM) plan. Hopefully, this information will help you become a safe and conscientious certified applicator
The brown dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus, has a worldwide distribution and is found throughout the United States (US) and Mexico. This tick is driving epidemics of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) in Arizona and northwest Mexico.
Personal repellents (often referred to as “bug sprays”) are substances applied to skin, clothing, or other surfaces to repel or discourage insects and other arthropods, such as ticks, from feeding on humans.
There are a number of disease-causing viruses transmitted to people primarily through the bite of infected mosquitoes. Female mosquitoes take blood meals to produce eggs. A mosquito that bites an infected animal may pick up a virus within the blood meal.
Many areas that use agricultural and environmental science for management and planning – ecosystem conservation, crop and livestock systems, water resources, forestry and wildland fire management, urban horticulture – often need historical records of daily weather for activities that range from
Many pests encountered in homes and structures can be prevented by using simple techniques collectively known as “pest-proofing”. If done correctly, pest-proofing your home saves you money by reducing pest management costs, and more importantly, reduces potential pesticide exposure.
This document is intended to help you develop an implementable IPM Plan for your school or school district.
Long-term variations in climate can create multi-decade wet or dry periods that can promote large-scale, episodes of recruitment of certain plant species (wet periods) or large-scale mortality (dry periods).
Realizing that the Arizona citrus industry might someday have to deal with widespread ACP control, the Arizona Citrus Research Council approved a trip to Florida and Texas to investigate how ACP control was accomplished in those two states.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the safest and most effective pest management approach that relies on a combination of common-sense
The Bagrada bug (Bagrada hilaris), an invasive pest of crucifers previously found in Africa, Asia, and Europe is now present in southern California and Arizona. It is a major pest of Brassicaceae crops and has been found on other plants as well.
Precision herbicide application is an effective tool for placing soil incorporated herbicides which have a tendency for soil adherence.
The most effective weed control practice in alfalfa is maintaining a healthy crop and dense stand. Cultural practices that promote a vigorous stand can reduce the need for chemical weed control.
Weeds can be a problem in wheat and barley especially where crop rotation is not practiced. An integrated approach to weed management can be followed.
A discussion of the pathological, non-pathological and other possible nutritional and physiological problems of cotton production in Arizona.
Based on material originally written by Richard Hine, Plant Pathologist (retired). Photographs by Richard Hine and Mary Olsen.