Squash Bug

Squash bugs cause damage to vine crops, especially pumpkins and squash, in both home gardens and commercial fields. Learn about their life cycle, damage, and management in this factsheet.

Squash Vine Borer

Squash vine borer is an annual pest of pumpkins and squash, and can cause major losses in home gardens. Learn about the life cycle and management of this pest in this factsheet.

Insect Pest Management for Greenhouses

This handy chart lists pesticides that are most effective against common greenhouse pests such as aphids, scales, leafminers, spider mites, and thrips. Formulation, effectiveness, cautions, and other details are provided.

Black Cutworm

Black cutworm larvae are active nighttime feeders, clipping seedlings at or below the soil line. Find out when to monitor and control this pest to limit damage in this publication.

Caterpillar Pests of Cole Crops

This factsheet covers the imported cabbageworm, the cabbage looper, and the diamondback moth. Scouting tips and effective means of control are highlighted.

Corn Earworm

Corn earworm can cause serious economic damage to commercial and home-grown sweet corn and hybrid dent seed corn, as well as tomatoes, lettuce, peppers and beans. Learn more in this factsheet.

Cucumber Beetles

Spotted and striped cucumber beetles damage vine crops, including cucumbers, squash, melons and pumpkins. This factsheet details the lifecycle, damage, and controls of these beetles.

Potato Leafhopper

Potato leafhopper is a serious pest of snap beans and potatoes, causing stunted plants, brown leaves, and reduced plant vigor. Learn more in this factsheet about this insect’s lifecycle and how to best control it.

Squash Vine Borer

Squash vine borer is an annual pest of pumpkins and squash. This factsheet describes the insect’s lifecycle, damage it causes, and various effective means of control.

Vegetable Leafminers

Leafminers are the larval stage of flies, moths, sawflies and beetles that can cause damage to leafy vegetables such as spinach and chard. Learn more about controlling the damage in this factsheet.

Managing Thrips in Greenhouses

Western flower thrips are likely the most serious pest of greenhouse crops in the world. Learn about these pests, the damage they cause, and management options in this factsheet.

Managing Mites in Greenhouses

Several types of mites can cause serious damage to a variety of greenhouse crops. Learn why mites are a problem in greenhouses, and what to do about them, in this factsheet.

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