IPM in Practice, Principles and Methods of Integrated Pest Management This book will help pest management professionals apply the principles of IPM to the many different environments in which they work, such as agricultural crops, urban landscapes, greenhouse, forests, rights-of-way and other managed ecosystems. 296 pages - ISBN 1-879906-50-3 Published 2001
Greenhouse IPM with an Emphasis on Biocontrols This manual was designed to help greenhouse growers implement biological control (biocontrol) and Integrated Pest Management (IPM). It begins with an introduction to IPM and its principles, information on starting an IPM/biocontrol program and using compatible pesticides, and then addresses many of the most common greenhouse pests and their biocontrols. The emphasis throughout is biocontrol. This manual is designed to educate commercial greenhouse operators, crop consultants, and IPM scouts to develop biocontrol systems for greenhouses that will maximize yields while reducing pesticide usage.
Manage Insects on Your Farm: A Guide to Ecological StrategiesFreeDownload or Order Hard Copy here Learn about the principles of ecologically based pest management and the strategies of farmers around the world to address insect problems. Minimize insect damage with wise soil management and identify beneficial insects to put these “good bugs” to work for you. Examples of successful pest management strategies sprinkled throughout the book will stimulate your imagination to develop a more complex, more diverse ecosystem on your farm.
Biocontrol in Protected Culture - Reference for biological control measures in greenhouses, shadehouses, and other protected environments. Chapters are devoted to general biocontrol theories and practices, as well as specific crops and pests. ISBN: 1-883052-39-4, 560 Pages
Knowing and Recognizing- This publication covers IPM for greenhouse crops, both vegetable and ornamental. Monitoring, sanitation, biological controls, biorational pesticides, insect growth regulators, and disease control methods are discussed. Tables include information on the newest biorational pesticides and biological control organisms. 288 pp. Hardcover
Nematodes As BioControl Agents - This book aims to document and illustrate the major developments in the use of nematodes for biological control of insects and slugs. It has three major sections covering entomopathogenic nematodes, entomophilic nematodes, and slug-parasitic nematodes. Each of these sections discusses biology, commercial production, formulation and quality control, application technology, strategy and safety. Separate chapters are devoted to the application of nematodes in different cropping systems, and the efficacy of nematodes against specific pests. 480 pages ISBN13: 9780851990170
Farmscaping Techniques for Managing Insect Pests - Farmscaping is a holistic (whole-farm) ecological approach to pest management—particularly for insects. An entomologist, Dr. Robert Bugg coined the term ‘farmscaping’ - defining it as the “deliberate use of specific plants and landscaping techniques to attract and conserve ‘beneficials’.” It refers to the arrangement of plants used for economic purposes (cash crops) and insectary plants used for food and habitat for beneficial insects. Sometimes, the term “farmscaping” is broadened beyond just augmentation of insectary plants to include using trap crops—i.e. plants that are more attractive to the pest, established adjacent to the cash crop.
Pests of the Landscape Trees and Shrubs, an Integrated Pest Management Guide - This comprehensive and authoritative book is an indispensable resource for landscape professionals, pest managers, and home gardeners. A UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program best seller, this book will help you diagnose and manage hundreds of insects, mites, weeds, plant diseases, nematodes, and other plant-care problems that damage landscape trees and shrubs. 501 pages - ISBN 1-879906-61-9
Caterpillars of Eastern North America: A Guide to Identification and Natural History This lavishly illustrated guide will enable you to identify the caterpillars of nearly 700 butterflies and moths found east of the Mississippi. The more than 1,200 color photographs and two dozen line drawings include numerous exceptionally striking images. The giant silk moths, tiger moths, and many other species covered include forest pests, common garden guests, economically important species, and of course, the Mescal Worm and Mexican Jumping Bean caterpillars. Full-page species accounts cover almost 400 species, with up to six images per species including an image of the adult plus succinct text with information on distribution, seasonal activity, food plants, and life history. These accounts are generously complemented with additional images of earlier instars, closely related species, noteworthy behaviors, and other intriguing aspects of caterpillar biology. 496 pages
Tracks and Sign of Insects & Other Invertebrates - This ground-breaking reference offers details for identifying beetles, spiders, flies, ants, butterflies, moths, dragonflies, earwigs, mayflies, crickets, grasshoppers, centipedes, millipedes, scorpions, earthworms, slugs, lacewings, wasps, bees, damselflies, alderflies, crabs, and many other invertebrates from the sign they leave behind. It includes almost 1,000 color photos and some 2,000 species in 18 chapters. (Stackpole Books, 592 pages)