Full course description

The tomato leafminer is an small invasive moth, native to South America, that causes big problems on tomatoes and other solanaceous crops. Another invasive moth is the cactus moth, which is considered a serious agricultural and environmental pest in the U.S. The rice-cotton cutworm (Spodoptera litura) is a pest of over 100 different host plants but has not been established in the U.S. yet. The learning objectives are to understand the following regarding the pests:

• Hosts
• Distribution
• Damage
• Life Cycle
• Identification
• Monitoring
• Control
• Sample Submission