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These newly revised publications from UGA may help you in your work!
Chainsaw Safety Tips by Glen Rains, UGA Safety Extension Specialist, identifies the parts of a chainsaw and reviews proper and safe operation. Use this publication to train new workers or as a review for seasoned workers.
Deer Tolerant Ornamental Plants is authored by Gary Wade, Extension Horticulturist and Michael T. Mengak, Wildlife Specialist, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. Deer love to feed on landscape plants. There are no repellants that are completely effective. Though there is no perfectly deer resistant plant, this publication lists plants that deer occasionally feed on (these plants need protection) and those plants deer rarely browse.
The 2010 Turfgrass Pest Control Recommendations for Professionals has returned from the printer. Again the Georgia Turfgrass Association has footed the bill for publishing these pesticide recommendations. Contact your local Extension Office for a printed copy. You can also find this publication online or download the entire document at www.GeorgiaTurf.com.
Africanized Honey Bees have received a good bit of press as they move towards Georgia. Africanized honey bees look almost exactly like traditional honey bees, but they are more aggressive in defending their nests. Dr. Keith Delaplane (Professor of Entomology at UGA) has authored a publication on Africanized Honey Bees. In areas where these bees are currently present, residents have learned to manage them. This publication gives information on identifying and managing these bees. This information is important to landscapers and those working outside in case they encounter the Africanized honey bee.
Other UGA publications you may find interesting
- Pesticide Storage & Handling - (Assessing and reducing pesticide risks)
- Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines
- Selecting and Growing Azaleas
- Landscape Plants for Georgia
Search through other UGA Extension Publications.
Find UGA Center for Urban Agriculture landscape publications.
For more information:
Call your local Extension Agent at (800) ASK-UGA1 or locate your local Extension Office.
Pest Management Handbook (Follow all label recommendations when using any pesticide).
The following are insect pests that you might expect to see during April in Georgia. Become familiar with them so you will be able to recognize them in landscapes you visit.
We have included links to more information for many of these insect pests. Click on the insect names to find online resources that can help you to identify and manage these pests.
For pesticide recommendations, see the Pest Control Handbook.
This publication offers help managing many landscape pests.
We have added notes after the name of the insects to explain what you should be doing for each insect: Treat with insecticide (if necessary) or Scouting or watching for the insects.
- Aphids – Treat with insecticide if necessary
- Azalea lace bug – Treat with insecticide if necessary
- Azalea leaf miner– Treat with insecticide if necessary
- Boxwood leaf miner – Treat with insecticide if necessary
- Citrus whitefly (gardenia and other plants) – Treat with insecticide if necessary
- Leaf feeding beetles on coreopsis, primrose and crapemyrtle – Treat with insecticide if necessary
- Holly leafminer – Treat with insecticide if necessary
- Tea scale and other armored scales – Treat with insecticide if necessary
- Asian ambrosia beetle – Treat with insecticide if necessary
- Bagworms – Treat with insecticide if necessary
- Borers on maple – Treat with insecticide if necessary
- Cottony maple scale – Treat with insecticide if necessary
- Dogwood borer – Treat with insecticide if necessary
- Insect galls on oaks and maple – Treat with insecticide if necessary
- Lecanium scale on oak – Treat with insecticide if necessary
- Spruce spider mite – Treat with insecticide if necessary
- Mole crickets – Scout for this insect to determine if treatment will be needed later
- White Grubs – Scout for this insect to determine if treatment will be needed later
For more information, see links below or contact your local UGA Extension Office - (800) ASK-UGA1.