Utah Pests

Utah Pests Newsletter

2020

Fall
  • Utah Study of Hemp Pests
  • Dahlia Mosaic Virus
  • Native and Exotic Parasitoid Wasps
  • Spider Mites Active with Hot, Dry Conditions
  • Got "Worms" in Your Berries?
  • Tomatillo Trouble Maker
  • Asian Gian Hornet Look-alikes
Spring
  • Utah Pests and COVID-19
  • Conservation Biological Control in Utah
  • Managing Alfalfa Weevil
  • Diseases of Hemp
  • Russet Potato Diseases
  • Summary of Utah TRAPs
Winter
  • Recognizing Wood Decay
  • Blue Alfalfa Aphid Research
  • Greenhouse Biocontrol Profile
  • EPA Approves New Rodenticide
  • Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus
 
 

2019

Fall
  • Pythium on Hemp
  • EAB not in Utah
  • Pesticide Risk Resources
  • Trap Crops
  • Odorous House Ant
  • Pest Busts and Booms
Summer
  • Spiders
  • Diseases in Wet Soils
  • Leafminer Survey
  • Entomopathogens
  • Western Yellowjacket
  • Row Covers
  • IPM Training in Pacific Islands
Spring
  • Sycamore Scale
  • Plant Resistance
  • BMSB Development
  • BMSB Biocontrol
  • Vegetable Herbicide Damage
  • Cytospora Canker
  • Soil Management for Vegetables
Winter
  • Insect Fear and IPM
  • New Plant Diseases Seen in Utah
  • Vegetable Diseases in Greenhouses
  • Purchase Legal Pesticides
  • Biocontrol of BMSB
  • Overwintering Leaffooted Bugs

2018

Fall
  • The Real Story of Kissing Bugs
  • Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
  • Proper Produce Storage
  • Exotic Bee ID Tool
  • New Invasive Tick
  • High Insect Populations
Summer
  • 20+ Years of IPM Impacts
  • BMSB Survey
  • Thousand Cankers Disease
  • Plant Disease Diagnosis
  • Firewood Quarantine
  • Indicator Plants
  • Turf Billbug Management
  • Skeletonizers in the Closet
Spring
  • Biochar
  • Root Weevils
  • Codling Moth Biofix Model
  • White Satin Moth
  • Spider Mites like Neonics
  • 5 Insect Pests to Watch For
  • Worker Protection Training
Winter
  • Balsam Woolly Adelgid
  • Greenhouse Guardian Plants
  • Pest Identification Guides
  • Beneficial Disturbances
  • Genetic Mutations of Plants
  • Vegetable Varieties and Seeds

2017

Fall
  • Brown marmorated stink bug status in Utah
  • Verticillium wilt in vegetables
  • Insect populations in 2017
  • 6-plume moth
  • Insecticide netting
Summer
  • High tunnel pest management
  • Elm seed bug
  • Pocket gopher control
  • Gypsy moth
  • Downy mildew of spinach
  • Pest management with DNA
  • Neonicotinoid phase-out
  • Predicting billbug management
Spring
  • 10 years of Utah Pests
  • Aphids on grains
  • Mite burn on raspberry
  • Recluse spiders
  • Western X-disease
  • Organic veg insect control
Winter
  • Ergot on small grains
  • European cherry fruit fly
  • Indoor flies
  • Bird damage to fruits
  • Curly top virus update

2016

Fall
  • Tall fescue for lawns
  • Viruses in grains and corn
  • Drones for plant health
  • Resistance to emerald ash borer
  • Hummingbirds and mites
  • Genes, drought, and pests
  • Trap crops
Summer
  • Mosquitoes in water features
  • Leaf mold on tomato
  • Manage weeds chemical free
  • Lygus in alfalfa
  • Protecting native bees
  • New honey bee pest
  • New pear pest
Spring
  • Thrips and aphids in alfalfa
  • Grocery produce and plant Diseases
  • Saving seeds
  • Hot-water seed treatment
  • Scouting in greenhouses
  • Velvet longhorned beetle
  • Homemade ant baits
  • Organic fruit pest control
Winter
  • Orchard leafroller survey
  • Wheeler Farm demo gardens
  • Using certified seed
  • Plant disease outbreaks
  • Biopesticides
  • Vole activity and injury
  • Clover root curculio on alfalfa
  • New invasive fruit pest
  • Two new agricultural pests

2015

Fall
  • Neonicotinoids in the News
  • Cover Crop Establishment
  • Cover Crops for Pest Management
  • Pitch Moth Update
  • Russet Mite on Tomato
  • Cool-Season Turfgrass Varieties
  • Hobo Spider Acquittal
Summer
  • New Invasive Aphid
  • iPIPE Early Warning System
  • Insect-Feeding ID
  • Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
  • Turf Renovation
  • Raspberry Cane Borers
  • Alfalfa Aphids in 2015
  • Being an Informed Consumer
  • Herbicide Damage on Vegetables
Spring
  • Pitch Moths on Pine
  • Emerald Ash Borer Biocontrol
  • Raptors on Farmland
  • Warm Winters and Insects
  • TRAPs and Fruit PestFinder Apps
  • Compost and Mulching Gardens
  • Lilac Decline
Winter
  • New Potato Disease in Utah
  • Emerald Ash Borer Update
  • Favorite Books and Websites
  • Turf and Alfalfa Pests
  • Organic Orchard Research
  • Selecting Seeds
  • Importance of Volunteering

2014

Fall
  • Elm Seedbug New in Utah
  • School IPM workshops
  • Bacterial Spot of Pepper
  • Billbug in Turf
  • Fruit and Vegetable Monitoring
  • Spotted Wing Drosophila and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Update
Summer
  • Youths and Biocontrol Insect Outbreaks, Explained
  • Don't Move Firewood
  • Compost Insects
  • Parasitoids
  • Brown Needles on Conifers
Spring
  • By-catch from Insect Surveys
  • School IPM Progress
  • Apple Maggot
  • Preventing Crop Pests
  • Greenhouse Biocontrol
  • Clover Mites
  • Proper Sample Submission
Winter
  • Onion Research in Utah
  • Turf Insects and Research
  • Emerald Ash Borer
  • Preventing Mice Indoors
  • Brown Rot in 2013
  • Biochar

2013

Fall
  • Tomato Bacterial Diseases
  • Growing Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Preventing Invasive Pests
  • Kestrels on Farmlands
  • Pest Monitoring in Schools
  • Excluding Insects
  • Plant Self-Defense
Summer
  • Insects as Food
  • Trap Cropping Grasshoppers
  • Invasive Pest Monitoring
  • New Biocontrol Website
  • Insect Traps
  • Beneficial Nematodes
  • Masked hunter
  • Summer Fire Blight
Spring
  • Spring Cleaning Tasks
  • Buffalograss as Turf
  • New Pesticide Registrations
  • Raptors and Rodenticides
  • Impatiens Downy Mildew
  • Dormant Sprays 101
  • Fear No Weevil
Winter
  • Alfalfa Insects Review
  • Post-harvest Storage Diseases
  • Preventing Winter Injury
  • Odd Tree Growth
  • European Earwig Update

2012 Fall

Winter Cover Crops
USU Student Organic Farm
Elm Seed Bug

Breakout Season for Mites
Insect Vectors of Viruses
Take-all Patch of Turf

Drought and Honey Bees
Chinch bugs in Turf


Summer

Grasshopper Alert
Spittle Bugs
Getting Chemicals into Trees
Grower Profile

Alfalfa Weevil Control
Springtails
Honey Bee Resources

Monitoring Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Root-Knot Nematodes


Spring

Chlorotic Pine Trees
Tomato Diseases
Injecting Chemicals into Trees
High Tunnel Pest Management

CAPS Update
Tick/Lyme Disease Survey
Home Orchard Pest Management

Fungicide Effects on Bees
Pests in Alfalfa
Facebook Contest/Bee Workshop

Winter

Prionus Mating Disruption
Jar Test
Scentless Seed Bugs

Honey Bee Navigation
CAPS Update
Monitoring Alfalfa Weevil

Cluster Flies
Growing Healthy Plants

2011 Fall

Fall Spider Activity
Grasshopper Control Program
Fall Beetles in Turf
CAPS Update

Biopesticides
Raspberry Cane Injury in 2011
Honey Bees as Structural Pests

Fungicide Resistance in Home Gardens
Predatory Insects

Summer

Honeybee Swarms
Aphid Infestations
Hollyhock Weevils

Earwigs in Peach Orchards
November 2010 Freeze
Peach Leaf Curl

Gypsy Moth
Carpet and Hide Beetles
Predatory Insects

Spring

Alfalfa Weevil Monitoring
Powdery Mildew
Plant Defenses

CAPS Update
Bark Beetles

Monitoring or Insects
Cherry Fruit Fly Research


Winter

Bacterial Wetwood on Cottonwood
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Importance of CAPS
Winter Weather and Insect Activity

Delusional Infestation
Backyard Powdery Mildews

2010 Fall

Spotted Wing Drosophila
Glyphosate Injury to Trees
Proper Disease Sample Submission

Raspberry Horntail Research
Farm Bill Programs Support 

West Nile Virus

Pollinators
Hobo Spiders
Grasshoppers

Summer

Vegetable Garden Pests
Ticks and Diseases

Invasive Vinegar Fly
European Grapevine Moth

Increasing Pollinators
Logan Bee Lab

Spring

Lilac-Ash Borer
Undergraduate Research
CAPS Update

Diagnostic Posters
CAPS Update

Companion Planting

Winter

Battling Bed Bugs
Turfgrass Insects

Native Plants' Response to Pests
Encouraging Pollinators

Lookout for Invasive Pests in Utah

2009 Fall

Birds and Bats for Insect  Control
Ash and Elm Yellows

Raspberry Horntail

UPPDL Submissions

Summer

Pavement Ants
School IPM

Wasp Traps
Curly Top Virus

Black Grass Bug
Armillaria Root Rot

Spring

Cherry Research
Imidacloprid

Head Lice
Turf Diseases

Black Pineleaf Scale
Transitioning to Organic

Winter

Houseplants
Tomato virus
Conifer Diseases

Biocontrol Agents
2008 Tree Fruit Report

Spruce Insects
Jail Hort Program

2008 Fall

New Walnut Disease
Peach Bacterial Canker

Fall Lawn Tasks
Spiders, Wasps, Bees

Grower Profile

Summer

Winter Grain Mite
Dothistroma

Black Grass Bug
Coryneum blight

Tree Planting Tips

Spring

Bee Health
Onion Powdery Mildew
Turf Snow Mold

Cankerworm
Carpenter Ants

Preventing Pesticide Resistance
Soil and Tissue Nutrient Testing

Winter

Unusual Plant Diseases
Onion Thrips Research
Woolly Apple Aphid Research

Drought and Trees
Overwintering Insects

Grower Profile
Hobo Spider Key

2007 Fall

2007 Tree Fruit Report
Western Corn Rootworm

European Earwig
Boxelder Bug

Necrotic Ringspot

Summer

Plants for Pollinators
Homeowner Reduced Risk Pesticides

Hobo Spider
Stripe Rust of Wheat

Raspberry Insect Control

Spring

Japanese Beetle
Using Microbial Pesticides

Potato Cyst Nematode
Fire Blight Update

2006 Plant Disease Diagnoses