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Branching Out, An Integrated Pest Management Newsletter 2003

An Implementation Proposal for Christmas Tree Farmers, Nurserymen, and Landscape Managers

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Project Leader: George W. Hudler, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Cooperators: D.D. O’Brien and S. Tracy, Department of Plant Pathology;

D. Gilrein, Long Island Horticultural Research Station, G. Couch - IPM Program;

CCE educators with horticulture responsibilities in selected counties including Albany, Chemung, Dutchess, Erie, Greene, Monroe, Nassau, Oneida, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Suffolk, Tompkins, and Westchester Counties.

Type of Grant: Public Education

Project Location: Ithaca

Abstract: Eleven issues of Volume 10 of Branching Out- An Integrated Pest Management Newsletter for Trees and Shrubs were published in 2003. The newsletter was sent to 650 subscribers and an additional 90 cooperators. Readers received timely information for identifying and managing a wide array of insect and disease problems on trees and shrubs. With more counties throughout the state adopting the New York State Neighbor Notification Law, timely information about pests and pest management options has become essential for the industry, and Branching Out is one of the few sources of such information.

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