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is an Earth-KindTM program coordinated through Extension Horticulture at Texas A&M University. Earth-Kind uses research-proven techniques to provide maximum gardening and landscape enjoyment while preserving and protecting our environment.

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Helpful Links & Overview

Insect Metamorphosis
by
Candice Hawkinson (MG ’06) & Linda Steber (MG 91)

Insect Mouthparts
by Camille Goodwin (MG 2008)
Scientific Names
by Donya Camp (MG ’05)

Definitions for
Plant Disease Terms

Definitions for
Insect Terms

"Good Bugs” vs. “Bad Bugs" . . .
A Reality Check

by Betty Gray (MG ’06)

Our MG Writers and MG Photographers
by
Donya Camp (MG ’05)

Our Insect Collection
by Donya Camp (MG ’05)

E-mail Your Comments
We welcome your input!

 

Diseases

 

Disease / Annuals & Perennials

Aerial Blight on Periwinkle
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Disease / Fruits / Mulberry

Popcorn Disease on Mulberry
by Raford Brister (MG '04)

 
 

Disease / Fruits / Peach

Brown Rot on Peach
by Raford Brister (MG '04)

 
 

Disease / Fruits / Pear

Fireblight on Pear
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Disease / Lawns

Gray Leafspot on Lawns
by Raford Brister (MG '04)

 
 

Disease / Shrub / Oleander

Bacterial Gall on Oleander
by Raford Brister (MG '04)

 
 

Disease / Trees / Crape Myrtle

Powdery Mildew on Crape Myrtle
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Disease / Trees / Oak

Oak Leaf Blister
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
       

Disorders

 

Disorder / Fruits / Citrus

Citrus Fruit Splitting
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Disorder / Fruits / Citrus

Sooty Mold on Citrus
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Disorder / Line Trimmer Damage

Line Trimmer Damage
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Disorder / Vegetables / Tomato

Growth Cracks on Tomato
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Disorder / Vegetables / Tomato

Tomato Blossom End Rot
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
       

Insects Pests

 

Insect

Bagworms
by Jeri Gardner (MG '04)

 
 

Insect

Fall Webworm
by Dawna Kuhn (MG '04) &
Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect

Large Milkweed Bug
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect

Red Velvet Ant or Cow Killer
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect

Two-striped Walking Stick
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect

Two-lined Spittlebug
by Solveig Cornille (MG '05) &
Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

 Insect

Wooly Bear Caterpillar
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect / Annuals & Perennials

Canna Leaf Roller
by Kim Etheridge (MG '99)

 
 

Insect / Fruits / Citrus

Citrus Leafminer
by Dawna Kuhn (MG '04)

 
 

Insect / Fruits / Citrus

Orange Dog Caterpillar
by Jo McPherson (MG '05) &
Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect / Fruits / Peach

Plum Curculio on Peach
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect / Lawn

Tawny Mole Cricket
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect / Lawn

White Grubs in Lawn
by Jeri Gardner (MG '04) &
Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect / Structural

Carpenter Bees
by Suzi Hayes (MG '04) &
Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect / Trees

Asp or Puss Caterpillar
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect / Trees

Dog Day Cicada
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect / Trees

Imperial Moth Caterpillar
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect / Trees

Io Moth Caterpillar
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect / Trees

Yellow-necked Caterpillar
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect / Trees / Maple

Cottony Maple Scale
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect / Trees / Oak

Live Oak Tussock Moth
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect / Trees / Oak

Mealy Oak Gall Wasp
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect / Trees / Oak

Oak Leaf Rolling Weevil
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect / Trees / Pecan

Hickory Shuckworm
by Katherine McIntyre (MG '07)

 
 

Insect / Trees / Pecan

Leaf-footed Bug Damage on Pecan Kernel
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect / Trees / Pecan

Pecan Phylloxera Gall
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect / Trees / Sycamore

Sycamore Lace Bug
by Gayle Scheffler (MG '05) &
Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect / Vegetables / Squash

Squash Vine Borer
by Laurel Stine (MG '02) &
Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Insect / Vegetables / Tomato

Tobacco Hornworm
by Jeri Gardner (MG '04) &
Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
       

Miscellaneous

 

Misc. / Lawns / Saprophytes

Fairy Ring in Lawn
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Misc. / Lawns / Saprophytes

Slime Mold on Lawn Grass
by Herman Auer (MG '83)

 
 

Misc. / Male & Female Plants

Male & Female Sago Palm
by Bill Lober (MG '04) &
Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Misc. / Mulch / Saprophytes

Birds Nest Fungus
by Laurel Stine (MG '02) &
Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
 

Misc. / Mulch / Saprophytes

Slime Mold on Mulch
by Camille Goodwin (MG '08)

 
       


This web site is maintained by Master Gardener Laura Bellmore under the direction of William M. Johnson, Ph.D., County Extension Agent-Horticulture & Master Gardener Program Coordinator.

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