Forest Health

At the Forest Health station, participants will be asked to identify insects, diseases and stresses by specimen or evidence. Youth should study the insects, diseases, and stress with the "X" under their age group in the charts below. On the day of the contest, Juniors will be asked to identify 15 insects, diseases or stresses. Intermediates will be asked to identify 20 and Seniors will be asked to identify 30.

Use this page to learn about insects, diseases and stresses that commonly influence forest health in Florida. Click on the name of the each insect, disease or stress to learn more about it.

Insects

    Juniors Intermediates Seniors

1

Ambrosia beetles

X X X

2

Black turpentine beetle

X X X

3

Cicada

X X X

4

Cottonwood leaf beetle

 

 

X

5

Cypress twig gall midge

 

 

X

6

Eastern tent caterpillar

X X X

7

Fall webworm

X X X

8

Ips beetle

 

X X

9

Pine sawfly

 

X X

10

Pine tip moth

 

X X

11

Pine webworm

 

X X

12

Scale insect

 

 

X

13

Southern pine beetle

X X X

14

Sycamore lacebug

 

 

X

15

Twig girdler

 

 

X


Diseases

    Juniors Intermediates Seniors

1

Annosum root rot

 

X X

2

Armillaria root rot

X X X

3

Bacterial leaf scorch

 

 

X

4

Cedar-apple rust

X X X

5

Fireblight

 

X X

6

Fusiform rust

X X X

7

Hispidus canker

 

 

X

8

Hypoxylon canker

X X X

9

Laurel wilt

 

 

X

10

Needlecast

X X X

11

Oak leaf blister

 

X X

12

Pitch canker

X X X

13

Powdery mildew

 

 

X

14

Sycamore anthracnose

 

 

X

15

Tar spot

 

 

X


Stresses

    Juniors Intermediates Seniors

1

Catface

X X X

2

Galls

 

X X

3

Lightning

X X X

4

Mistletoe

X X X

5

Witch's broom

 

 

X