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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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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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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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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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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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Sujatha Sankula, Mark J. VanGessel, Walter E. Kee Jr., C. Edward Beste, and Kathryne L. Everts

1 To whom reprint requests should be addressed. E-mail address: This research was made possible by financial support from Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Grants Program. The authors thank

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Karen A. Delahaut and Charles F. Koval

A Nursery Integrated Pest Management program was initiated in Wisconsin in 1991. From 1991 to 1993, the educational and monitoring program enhanced grower familiarity with the IPM concept, as well as provided detailed information on the pest problems common to woody landscape plants in Wisconsin. Educational features of the program include twilight seminars and winter workshops, a pest control guide that described the management strategies available for pests of woody landscape plants, and also statewide pest reporting and pest predictions.

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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