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BRANCHING OUT: Focusing in Feature Articles 2009

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Project Leader: G. Hudler, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University

Cooperators: G. Hoover, Pennsylvania State University; D. Gilrein, Suffolk County Cooperative Extension; D.D. O'Brien, Cornell

Abstract:

BRANCHING OUT: An IPM Newsletter for Trees and Shrubs has been published (10 issues per year) since 1993.  Each issue has a 1-2page feature article describing either a single pest or pathogen or a closely related group with detailed illustrations. The forum allows authors to explain the conceptual bases behind IPM strategies as well as the strategies themselves.  We propose here to consolidate the feature articles into a single booklet, with suitable rearrangement of topics to provide a logical framework (either via host, symptom, or pest/pathogen group) for reference by practitioners.  Management options from some of the older features will be updated as needed and some new articles will be written to fill obvious gaps.