Entomology & IPM
Entomology is the scientific study of insects, a branch of arthropodology. In the past the term "insect" was more vague, and historically the definition of entomology included the study of terrestrial animals in other arthropod groups or otherphyla, such as arachnids, myriapods, earthworms, land snails, and slugs. This wider meaning may still be encountered in informal use.
At some 1.3 million described species, insects account for more than two-thirds of all known organisms, date back some 400 million years, and have many kinds of interactions with humans and other forms of life on earth.
Integrated Pest Management
- Thrips Management Plan February 2011 (PDF)
- Whitefly management plan (PDF)
- McKenzie Chemical Class Rotations (PDF)
- Selected miticide for use on ornamental plants (PDF)
- Pest Alert - Information related to new or increasingly significant pest problems.
- The European Pepper Moth - Duponchelia fovealis Zeller (Lepidoptera: Crambidae)
- The Rugose Spiraling Whitefly - Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin
- New links to papers and other materials about Banker Plants
- Commercial Ornamental Nursery Scouting Manual
- Two Spotted Spider Mite
- Phytoseiulus persimilis
- Insect and Related Pests of Flowers and Foliage Plants - Documents by NC State University, prepared for online viewing by the University of Florida, MREC-Apopka
- Insect and Arthropod Pest Identification and Management - Handout for Southeast Greenhouse Conference Workshops 2000 to 2004 (Text only)
- Biological Control List Server - The wrong address to signup for this list server was recently published in a trade magazine ..... the correct address is: email@example.com (not listserve...)
- Insects and Mites That Attack Foliage Plants - An updated version of the Insect and Mite Slide Sets
- PowerPoint Presentations
- Biological Control of Foliage Pests
- Using Banker Plants to Control Insects?
- Link to photos of the Seminole County Jail Insect Rearing Project
- Featured Creatures - Click to visit The Electronic Data Information Source of UF/IFAS Extension