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Mary H. Meyer, Rhoda Burrows, Karen Jeannette, Celeste Welty, and Aaron R. Boyson

teaching MGs ( Meyer and Hanchek, 1997 ). MGs are encouraged to use integrated pest management (IPM) in their own gardening practices and in their educational outreach work. IPM is “a long-standing, science-based, decision-making process that identifies and

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Laura Pickett Pottorff and Karen L. Panter

Integrated pest management (IPM) is an approach to managing pests that uses appropriate physical, cultural, biological, and chemical tactics that are safe, profitable, and environmentally compatible ( Thomas and Rajotte, 2004 ). Currently

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Curtis H. Petzoldt, Stephen Reiners, and Michael P. Hoffmann

The revision of the Integrated Crop and Pest Management Guidelines for Commercial Vegetable Production was made possible by USDA project 97-EPMP-1-0127 funded by the Northeast IPM Grants Program.

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Mathieu Ngouajio

On behalf of the Weed Control and Pest Management Working Group (WCPM) of ASHS, I would like to thank Drs. William W. Kirk (Michigan State University), Andrea B. da Rocha (Santa Catarina State University, Brazil), Milton McGiffen, Jr. (University of

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Ronald C. Stephenson, Christine E.H. Coker, Benedict C. Posadas, Gary R. Bachman, Richard L. Harkess, John J. Adamczyk, and Patricia R. Knight

development of integrated pest management (IPM) programs. These programs involve use of observation of pest populations in the field to direct timing of pesticide applications. Central to the concept of IPM is use of an economic threshold of a population level

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Anthony LeBude, Amy Fulcher, Jean-Jacque Dubois, S. Kris Braman, Matthew Chappell, J.-H (J.C.) Chong, Jeffrey Derr, Nicole Gauthier, Frank Hale, William Klingeman, Gary Knox, Joseph Neal, and Alan Windham

developed and distributed a survey in 2009 to commercial growers of woody ornamental plants in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee ( LeBude et al., 2012 ). The goals of that survey were to assess the pest management practices

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Amanda Skidmore, Neil Wilson, Mark Williams, and Ric Bessin

). Historically, pest management has been challenging in these crops. Arthropods cause damage by feeding and vectoring many cucurbit diseases ( Cranshaw, 2004 ; Zitter et al., 1996 ). The two most important disease vectors in cucurbit systems in Kentucky are

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Amy Fulcher, Anthony LeBude, Sarah A. White, Matthew R. Chappell, S. Christopher Marble, J.-H (J.C.) Chong, Winston Dunwell, Frank Hale, William Klingeman, Gary Knox, Jeffrey Derr, S. Kris Braman, Nicole Ward Gauthier, Adam Dale, Francesca Peduto Hand, Jean Williams-Woodward, and Steve Frank

many extension and research professionals contributed substantively to scholarly output, such as eBooks, a comprehensive pest management manual, and workshops. Regardless of how cumbersome the process, proper credit must be given to each contributor

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Wenlei Guo, Li Feng, Dandan Wu, Chun Zhang, and Xingshan Tian

public demands alternatives due to increasing concerns about food security and a heightened awareness of environmental impacts. Thus, new alternative pest management techniques are needed for PPPM in leafy vegetable fields. Flaming, one of the most

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William Reid

Pecans (Carya illinoinensis) are produced under a wide array of environmental conditions—from the warm humid southeastern states, to the continental climate of the central plains, to the arid climates of the American west. In addition, pecan cultural systems vary from the low-input management of native stands of seedling trees to the intensive management of single-cultivar pecan orchards. This wide diversity of pecan agroecosystems has fostered the development of innovative, site-specific approaches toward pecan pest management. Current pecan pest management programs require an intimate knowledge of orchard ecology. Growers use monitoring methods and prediction models to track pest populations. Biological control agents are conserved by habitat manipulation and/or augmented through inoculative releases. Selective pesticides are used to control target pests while conserving natural enemies. Four pecan cultural systems are described in detail to illustrate how ecological principles are applied to widely diverse pecan agroecosystems.