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Mulches and Living Organisms

by Raymond A. Cloyd

MF2900

Mulch near home foundations, may attract nuisance and/or structural arthropod pests such as centipedes, millipedes, earwigs, ants, termites, and other insects. 2 p.

Published Date: Sep 2009

Western Flower Thrips: Management on Greenhouse-Grown Crops

by Raymond A. Cloyd

MF2922

Western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) are one of the most destructive insect pests of greenhouse-grown crops. The thrips are small (approximately 2.0 mm in length) insects that possess piercing-sucking mouthparts. 8-page, color.

Published Date: Jul 2010

Web Producing Caterpillars in Kansas: Home and Horticultural Pests

by Robert J. Bauernfeind

MF2395

The eastern tent caterpillar and fall webworm are the state's main species of web-forming caterpillars. Covers identification, damage, and management of these horticultural pests. 4-page, full color.

Revision Date: Jul 2013

Borers: Common Kansas Species: Home and Horticultural Pests

by Robert J. Bauernfeind

MF2735

Borers feed unseen beneath bark, destroying irreplaceable cambial and wood tissues of trees and shrubs. Borers are usually larvae of beetles and moths. Photos included. 8-page.

Published Date: Oct 2006

Clover Mites

by Raymond A. Cloyd

MF915

This fact sheet provides information on the biology of clover mites. Management strategies are discussed. 2 pages, color.

Revision Date: Dec 2022

Chiggers: Pests That Affect Human Health

by Robert J. Bauernfeind

MF2107

Some people report itching within minutes after entering chigger-infested sites although no bite marks are visible until later. The itching begins 3-6 hours after the chigger begins biting. 2 p.

Revision Date: May 2010

Springtails

by Phillip E. Sloderbeck

EP124

Springtails are tiny insects that live in areas of high humidity. Their name comes from their ability to use a projection on their abdomen to propel themselves into the air. 2-page, B/W.

Published Date: Nov 2004

Pillbugs: Kansas Crop Pests

by Amie Norton Holly N. Davis Phillip E. Sloderbeck Robert J. Whitworth

MF2855

Pillbugs can be found in locations with high humidity and moisture. They normally feed on decaying organic matter but also can be a crop or garden pest. 2-page, color.

Revision Date: Nov 2022

Phytoseiulus persimilis: Biological Control Agent of the Twospotted Spider Mite

by Raymond A. Cloyd

MF3665

This publication provides information on the biology, feeding behavior, commercial availability, and use of P. persimilis as a biological control agent. 4 pages, color.

Published Date: Apr 2024

Steinernema feltiae: Biological Control Agent of Fungus Gnat Larvae

by Raymond A. Cloyd

MF3649

This publication discusses the biology, behavior, commercial availability, use in greenhouses, and quality assessment of S. feltiae. 2 pages, color.

Published Date: Oct 2023

Aphidius colemani and Aphidius ervi: Biological Control Agents of Aphids

by Raymond A. Cloyd

MF3653

This publication provides information on the biology and behavior, commercial availability, use in greenhouses, and quality assessment of Aphidius colemani and Aphidius ervi. 4 pages, color.

Published Date: Mar 2024

Eretmocerus eremicus: Biological Control Agent of Whiteflies

by Raymond A. Cloyd

MF3617

This publication discusses biology and behavior, commercial availability, and quality assessment associated with E. eremicus, a parasitoid of the greenhouse whitefly and the sweetpotato whitefly. 2 pages, color.

Published Date: Feb 2023

Insidious Flower Bug: Biological Control Agent of Greenhouse Insect and Mite Pests

by Nathan J. Herrick Raymond A. Cloyd

MF3616

This publication discusses topics associated with the insidious flower bug, including biology, feeding behavior, commercial availability, and use in greenhouses. 2 pages, color.

Published Date: Feb 2023

Encarsia formosa: Biological Control Agent of the Greenhouse Whitefly

by Raymond A. Cloyd

MF3621

Encarsia formosa is a parasitoid that can be released into greenhouses to manage whitefly populations. Publication describes biology, behavior, commercial availability, use in greenhouses, and quality assessment of E. formosa. 2 pages, color.

Published Date: May 2023

Neoseiulus cucumeris: Biological Control Agent of the Western Flower Thrips

by Raymond A. Cloyd

MF3633

This publication discusses the biology, behavior, commercial availability, use in greenhouses, and quality assessment of N. cucumeris. 2 pages, color.

Published Date: May 2023

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