General Reference Materials
“Integrated Pest Management” is module 1 of the series: “Introduction to Integrated Pest Management for Plant Diseases in the Home Garden and Landscape”. This series was designed for advanced Master Gardener training, but is also appropriate for home gardeners who are interested in learning to manage plant disease/pest problems effectively, while minimizing adverse effects to health, non-target organisms and the environment. This module serves as an IPM primer, introducing the basic concepts of IPM from a home garden and landscape perspective, along with an overview of the types of tactics used in an IPM strategy.
Integrated Pest Management Part 1 Video presentation advanced Master Gardener training-VA Cooperative Extension
“The Plant Disease Triangle”, introduces important plant disease concepts that form the basis for identifying appropriate IPM tactics for home garden and landscape situations. Actual plant disease examples illustrate these concepts and demonstrate how to develop an IPM strategy in a home garden or landscape situation.
Integrated Pest management Part 2 Video presentation advanced Master Gardener training-VA Cooperative Extension
The Big Bug Hunt is an international research project using reports from gardeners to track insect pests with the intention of developing a prediction tool to forecast bug problems. It only takes a minute to input:
- The type of bug (built in ID guide)
- The plant on which it was found
- The location