Branching Out: Focusing on Feature Articles 2010
Project Leaders: George W. Hudler, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University
Cooperators: Gregory Hoover, Pennsylvania State University; Daniel Gilrein, Suffolk County Cooperative Extension; Dawn Dailey O'Brien, Cornell.
Abstract: BRANCHING OUT: An IPM Newsletter for Trees and Shrubs has been published (10 issues per year) since 1994. Each issue has a 1-2 page 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. The product of our efforts here is a consolidation of 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 have been updated and some new articles have been written to fill obvious gaps. All black and white photos or line drawings have been replaced with color pictures.