Pests & IPM (to be updated)


Pests and IPM

Pest: any organism detrimental to humans, domestic animals, cultivated plants or soil fertility. Pests include insects, arthropods, nematodes, diseases, weeds, vertebrates and more.

What Is A Pest? from eXtension
What is IPM? • University of California IPM Online
Definition of IPM • Texas Pest Management Association
Integrated Pest Management, Definition • About.com

Some Common Pests

Resources

The Cooperative Extension System of agricultural universities provides pest management information for each state of the U.S.

Other good sources of pest management information

Plant Disease & Insect Clinic and Publications for Lawn and Garden - North Carolina State University
Horticulture - Texas A&M Extension
Entomology - Iowa State University Extension

Insect and Pest Information - University of Kentucky
Index of Fruit Insect Pest Photographs from the Kearneysville Tree Fruit Research and Education Center - West Virginia University

Large Databases, National and International

The Global Invasive Species Database
The GISIN List - Global Invasive Species Information Network
National Biological Information Infrastructure - Biological Informatics Program, U.S. Geological Survey

Resource Library (invasive species databases) - National Invasive Species Information Center, USDA
Systematic Entomology Laboratory
The Image Gallery of the Agricultural Research Service

Pesticide Use

Homeowner Pesticide Information Topics - Clemson University Extension
National Pesticide Information Center, a cooperative effort of Oregon State University and the U.S. EPA

Pesticides - Environmental Protection Agency
Pesticides and Water Quality - University of California
Pesticide Safety Education Program - University of Nebraska

The EXtension TOXicology NETwork, a science-based site about pesticides written for the non-expert. EXTOXNET is a cooperative effort of University of California-Davis, Oregon State University, Michigan State University, Cornell University, and the University of Idaho

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