Getting the Best of Pests Green Webinar Series – May 17

The University of Georgia’s Center for Urban Agriculture has developed an online, live, interactive training program that allows individuals to obtain Continuing Education credits from virtually anywhere. The Georgia Department of Agriculture does not limit the number of hours that can be acquired by webinar! All you will need is a computer with internet access and speakers.

TOPICS and SPEAKERS: Bermudagrass Stem maggot in Georgia Hay Fields, Dr. Will Hudson, University of Georgia, Athens; Biology and Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila, Dr. Ash Sial, University of Georgia, Athens Continue reading

Bermuda grass stem maggot advances across Texas

After a year of low activity, the Bermuda grass stem maggot has returned with a vengeance and spread quickly across Texas.

“Since 2013, this new pest has rapidly expanded its range in Texas and is now found throughout much of East, Central and South Texas, and as far west as Abilene and San Antonio,” said Dr. Allen Knutson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist, Dallas.

There have also been reports of the pest even farther west in the Brownwood and Anson areas, said Charles Allen, AgriLife Extension entomologist, San Angelo. Continue reading