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From: Willie O Chance <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 2:04 PM
Subject: Landscape Alert - Winter Insects
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An Outreach of the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture


Winter Insect Management Calendar

Information supplied by Kris Braman & Will Hudson, UGA Entomology Department



Upcoming Trainings



January 10
Rejuvenation Pruning Webinar

Free - 11:00 am


January 25
GCLP/GCPP Written Exams - Duluth

January 25-27
GGIA WinterGreen



February 2

Southeast Area Landscape Training, Waycross


February 14

Public Works Assoc. 27th Annual Equipment Show, Perry (Free)


Association Events






Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Assoc.


Irrigation Association




As you visit landscapes, scout for these insect pests this winter. Notify your client when you find damaging levels of insects or mites.


Click on the insect names to find information to help you identify & manage these pests. Notes after the insect’s name explain what you should do for each insect if control is necessary.


This publication offers help to manage landscape pests.


For pesticide recommendations, see the Pest Control Handbook -




Ř  Southern red mite  (azalea, camellia, holly) – Scout and spray a miticide for these pests

Ř  Armored scales (boxwood, camellia, holly, gardenia, etc.) -  Treat with dormant oil




Ř  Bagworms - Prune them out. These bags contain hundreds of eggs that may hatch next May

Ř  Maple borers - Prune out small branches with these pests. Improve health of the tree with proper care

Ř  Lecanium scale - Treat with dormant oils

Ř  Spruce spider mite - Spray for these pests

Ř  Twig pruners and twig girdlers - Prune and destroy dead branches, and pick up and destroy fallen branches to prevent insect emergence next year.




Ř  Turf insect information


Please share this information with others in the landscape & turf industry. For more information:


Call your local Extension Agent at (800) ASK-UGA1 or locate your local Extension Office at


Pest Management Handbook (Follow all label directions when using any pesticide) -


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Pest Management Handbook

Pesticide Applicator Info

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Extension Publications

Bugwood – Pest Images

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Dr. Teri Hamlin
North Region Agriculture Education
Georgia Department of Education
204C Four Towers University of Georgia
Athens, Ga 30602
706-552-4461 / 706-540-0032
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