“Biology and Management of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale” and “Disease Management in Turfgrass”
Thursday, July 16, 2020
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Biology and Management of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale
Dr. Yan Chen, Louisiana State University
Crape myrtle bark scale is an invasive insect native to Asia. This pest was recently introduced in Texas and spreading across the southern states. The speaker will provide information on the biology of this pest, such as life cycle, generations, host plants, and dispersal mechanisms. The speaker will update the recent research on management options, including effective insecticides and application timing.
Disease Management in Turfgrass
Dr. Alfredo Martinez, Dept. of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia
Implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies on turfgrasses to avoid and minimize foliar, crown, and root turfgrass diseases will be discussed. Emphasizing reduced fungicide usage.