The tree genus Ulmus contains many-valued elm species growing throughout all of Texas. Elms are well suited to a variety of habitats ranging from natural woodlands and rangelands to flooded and riparian sites. Although elms are among the most highly prized of all shade trees, they are susceptible to some serious wilt diseases, including Dutch elm disease (DED), the most damaging disease of urban trees in North America, and native elm wilt. This publication discusses the biology, symptoms, and management of these two diseases. (4 Pages)
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This online course covers the types of butterflies in Texas and how to attract them. Homeowners or garden enthusiasts will learn to invite new fluttery friends to the neighborhood.
Do you know how to apply IPM principles to your school garden as required by Texas state law? After this course, learners will know how IPM principles apply to school gardens, differentiate between harmful and beneficial insects, and more. District School IPM Coordinators can use this module as part of their education plan.
Prepare to take the Private Pesticide Applicator Exam administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture with this course designed for pesticide applicators in Texas. Private pesticide applicators use or supervise the use of restricted-use or state-limited-use pesticides or herbicides to produce an agricultural commodity.
Do you know what to do if you have a bat encounter in your building? Bats are a high-risk animal group for transmitting rabies. Participants will learn the principles behind preventing or excluding colony establishment within buildings.