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Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods: Leaffooted Bugs

*This is an excerpt from Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods, ANR-2206.
Plant Injury
Causes serious damage to blossoms and fruits similar to that of stink bugs. Also introduces yeast inside fruit during deep probing.
Sampling Method…

Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods: Stink Bug

*This is an excerpt from Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods, ANR-2206.
Plant Injury
Causes serious damage to ripening fruits (whitish-yellow spots or rings under skin)
Sampling Method & Economic Threshold (ET)

Try using a …

Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods: Tomato Fruit Worm

*This is an excerpt from Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods, ANR-2206.
Plant Injury
Key insect of tomato and many other crops; feeding on fruit can severely reduce yields; prefers green fruit and stem end; larvae feed with part of b…

Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods: Colorado Potato Beetle

*This is an excerpt from Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods, ANR-2206.
Plant Injury
Seedling leaves; defoliation less threatening on mature plants; has shown insecticide resistance in some areas
Sampling Method & Economic Thres…

Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods: Flea Beetle

*This is an excerpt from Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods, ANR-2206.
Plant Injury
Seedling leaves; defoliation threatening on a <6-inch plant; 3–4 generations can damage a lot of crop
Sampling Method & Economic Threshold…

Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods: Aphids

*This is an excerpt from Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods, ANR-2206.
Plant Injury
Leaves, stem; early season pest
Sampling Method & Economic Threshold (ET)

Record the number of leaves with wingless or nonmigratory aphids…

Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods

Always identify insects correctly and decide if they are beneficial or pests before making a treatment decision. Seek the help of a regional Extension agent or send samples to the Pest Diagnostic Lab in Auburn or Birmingham. Readers are enc…

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Beef Conformation: Hip Structure

*This is an excerpt from Beef Conformation Basics, ANR-1452.

The two points of reference to be aware of in evaluating the hip are the hooks and pins. Both points are identified in Figures 16 and 17, with the pins being the point …

Beef Conformation: Evaluating Structure from the Front

*This is an excerpt from Beef Conformation Basics, ANR-1452.

From the front, cattle whose hooves are faced forward are ideal. The steer shown in figure 14 is a good example of both hooves pointing directly forward. Much as it is …

Beef Conformation: Evaluating Structure from the Rear

*This is an excerpt from Beef Conformation Basics, ANR-1452.

When evaluating beef cattle from the rear, hooves of the animal should point forward. However, that is not the case in a large number of beef cattle. In many instances,…