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expectations of golf course turfgrass often requires use of pest management practices to maintain aesthetics and playability ( Held and Potter 2012 ). Because pesticide use increases maintenance costs and may influence environmental risk, it is essential that

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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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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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differentiate themselves, which can translate to higher profitability. The term “landscape service” encompasses many areas, with landscape pest management being the most common service providers perform. Landscape pest management is typically implemented with at

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The terms “integrated pest control,” “pest management,” and “integrated pest management” are used more or less interchangeably. They apply to the concept of dealing comprehensively and systematically with pest problems, taking into account all significant factors and variables.

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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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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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). 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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The concept of integrated pest management (IPM) has received widespread acceptance only within the past decade. Evidence of this is reflected in the increased number of articles dealing with pest management being published in scientific journals, and the increased number of papers presented at various scientific meetings. However, it is not all that new. A version of the IPM called supervised control was being practiced in alfalfa and cotton in California over 30 years ago and a sophisticated cotton insect scouting program was being used in Arkansas in the 1950s. Though these early programs were aimed at insect control, they demonstrated the advantages of extensive monitoring, which is the backbone of any pest management program.

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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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