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Integrated Pest Management for Bedding Plants: A Scouting and Pest Management Guide

I. INTRODUCTION 60k pdf file

How to Use this Publication

II. THE ESSENTIALS OF IPM 64k pdf file

Start with a Clean Greenhouse

Monitor and Identify Problems

Develop a Management Plan

Consider Best Management Practices

III. SCOUTING METHODS 2.7 Mb pdf file

Setting Up a Scouting Program

The Scouting Process

Scouting Procedures

Plant Inspections

IV. DEVELOPING, IMPLEMENTING, AND EVALUATING A MANAGEMENT PLAN 76k pdf file

Developing a Management Plan

Implementing a Management Plan

Evaluation

VI. CASE STUDIES 1.2 Mb pdf file

Thrips and INSV on Impatiens

Whiteflies on Hidden Weeds

Importance of Early Intervention

Root Rot Management

VII. ARTHROPOD PESTS

Part One, 3.2 Mb pdf file:

Western Flower Thrips

Fungus Gnats

Part Two, 4.6 Mb pdf file:

Leafminers

Shore Flies

Green Peach Aphid and Melon/Cotton Aphid

Two-spotted Spider Mites

Tarsonemid Mites–Cyclamen Mite and Broad Mite

Whiteflies

Longtailed Mealybug, Citrus Mealybug, Obscure Mealybug

Occasional Insects

VIII. CONTAGIOUS DISEASES 3.8 Mb pdf file

Damping-Off

Root Rots Caused by Various Fungi

Foliar Diseases Caused by Fungi

Botrytis Blight

Powdery Mildew

Alternaria Leaf Spot (Alternaria spp.)

Geranium Rust (Puccinia pelargonii-zonalis)

Foliar Diseases Caused by Bacteria

Bacterial Blight of Geranium

Pseudomonas Leaf Spot

Bacterial Leaf Spot of Zinnia

Bacterial Leaf Spot of Begonia

Viral Diseases

Other Viruses

IX. WEEDS AND ALGAE 92k pdf file

X. NONCONTAGIOUS DISORDERS 116k pdf file

Spray Injury

Excess Soluble Salts

Problems with pH

Nutrient Toxicities and Deficiencies

Injury from Air Pollutants

XI. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL 180k pdf file

Cost

Compatibility with Pesticides

Viability of Natural Enemies

Environmental Conditions

Mode of Action

Evaluation of Efficacy

Biological Control of Specific Bedding Plant Pests

XII. BIBLIOGRAPHY 80k pdf file

Basic Scouting References

Biological Control Information

Books

Diagnostic Laboratories, Newsletters

Sources of Pest Monitoring Supplies

XIII. APPENDIX and INDEX 172k pdf file

Forms Used in Bedding Plant Scouting