Agriculture

Publications

IPM Newsletters

  • IPM Chronicle Vol 1. Issue 1 (Winter 2013) (379.8 KB)

    In This Issue:

  • Integrated Pest Management: Offering environmental support options
  • Pine tree scale in conifers
  • Some truths about weeds
  • IPM Chronicle Vol 1. Issue 2 (Spring 2013) (446.2 KB)

    In This Issue:

  • Integrated Pest Management: Stakeholder Committee formed
  • Managing carpenter bees
  • A new invasive fruit pest in West Virginia
  • Minimize crop losses by using disease forecast
  • IPM Chronicle Vol 1. Issue 3 (Summer 2013) (489.6 KB)

    In This Issue:

  • Meet the IPM Stakeholder Committee
  • Using threshold analysis to select your best pest management options
  • Tomato diseases are widespread due to wet and humid conditions: ways to minimize the impact
  • Late blight of tomato and potato
  • Management of white grubs in lawns
  • Section 18 approval for use of insecticides on stone and pome fruit to control stink bugs
  • Managing Herbicide Damage in Vegetables
  • IPM Chronicle Vol 1. Issue 4 (Fall 2013) (419.7 KB)

    In This Issue:

  • Meet the IPM Stakeholder Committee
  • The benefits of using cultural practices in your pest management plan
  • Weed management in high tunnel systems
  • Re-emerging catastrophic disease: cucurbit downy mildew or "wildfire"
  • Hemlock woolly adelgid: small insect, big problem
  • Start next year's garden prep in the fall
  • IPM Chronicle Vol 2. Issue 1 (Winter 2014) (483.7 KB)

    In This Issue:

  • Meet the IPM Stakeholder Committee
  • Impacts of severe cold weather on pest management
  • Hairy bittercress - A common spring weed
  • Manage stored grain insect pests in the home
  • Smartphone app launched for reporting invasive pests
  • Effects of cold temperatures on trees
  • Advantages of certified/treated seeds
  • IPM Chronicle Vol 2. Issue 2 (Spring 2014) (697.8 KB)

    In This Issue:

  • Meet the IPM Stakeholder Committee
  • Tips for more pest-free produce
  • Three invasive knotweeds in West Virginia
  • Managing tomato bacterial wilt
  • Rescuing rodent-damaged trees
  • Winter injury
  • Mole control
  • Slugs – ugh! Manage them
  • IPM Chronicle Vol 2. Issue 3 (Summer 2014) (954.5 KB)

    In This Issue:

  • Meet the IPM Stakeholder Committee
  • Keys to successful weed killer application
  • Disease management for sweet corn
  • Be on the lookout for harlequin bug this summer
  • Rescuing rodent-damaged trees
  • Section 18 approval for bifenthrin to control brown marmorated stink bug in stone and pome fruit
  • Late summer lawn weed control
  • Are your plants hungry?
  • Vole control
  • IPM Chronicle Vol 2. Issue 4 (Fall 2014) (881.4 KB)

    In This Issue:

  • Meet the IPM Stakeholder Committee
  • PAMS strategy for controlling pests: prevention, avoidance, monitoring, and suppression
  • Choosing effective ways to get rid of insect pests
  • Moss control in lawns
  • Is there a superweed?
  • Management of bacterial spot on peppers
  • White-tailed deer rub damage and control
  • Fall: time to prepare for next spring
  • IPM Chronicle Vol 3. Issue 1 (Winter 2015) (1 MB)

    In This Issue:

  • Meet the IPM Stakeholder Committee
  • WVU awarded part in mid-Atlantic region pest monitoring project
  • Inspect your landscape plants for bagworms
  • Moss control in lawns
  • Is there a superweed?
  • Starting an IPM program in commercial greenhouses
  • Management of brown rot on stone fruit
  • Look out for the invasive plant – Giant hogweed
  • Late winter white-tailed deer damage
  • Blueberry bud development and critical temperatures for survival
  • IPM Chronicle Vol 3. Issue 2 (Spring 2015) (1.2 MB)

    In This Issue:

  • Planting trees and shrubs
  • Selecting and handling nursery trees
  • Scouting and monitoring in greenhouses and high tunnels
  • Bacterial canker of tomato
  • European starlings
  • Star-of-Bethlehem – A spring weed
  • Management of brown rot on stone fruit
  • Look out for the invasive plant – giant hogweed
  • Protect your ash trees from emerald ash borer
  • IPM Chronicle Vol 3. Issue 3 (Summer 2015) (1.2 MB)

    In This Issue:

  • Pollinators vital to plant reproduction
  • Widespread Seiridium canker on Leyland Cypress
  • Disease management in organic production systems
  • Protecting your garden from wildlife
  • Perennial weed control
  • Tissue sampling for determining fertilizer needs
  • Decision making based on scouting data
  • Managing cucumber beetles
  • IPM Chronicle Vol 3. Issue 4 (Fall 2015) (349.2 KB)

    In This Issue:

  • The cicadas are coming in 2016!
  • Lawn care tips for fall
  • Landscape tree decline: Verticillium wilt or abiotic problems?
  • Perennial weed management around fruit trees
  • Effectiveness of horticultural oils
  • Pest prevention at the end of the season
  • Vulture damage management
  • IPM Chronicle Vol 4. Issue 1 (Winter 2016) (1.3 MB)

    In This Issue:

  • What can we expect from El Nino?
  • Moisture management is key in disease management
  • Identification and management of cane diseases
  • Autumn olive: An invasive brush in West Virginia
  • The cicadas are coming in 2016: Part II
  • IPM Chronicle Vol 4. Issue 2 (Spring 2016) (1.9 MB)

    In This Issue:

  • When Brood V meets skunks!
  • High tunnels and pollinators
  • Using herbicides properly
  • Edible landscape additions
  • Early season tree fruit disease management
  • Fireflies are beneficial predators of crop and garden pests

IPM Updates

  • IPM Newsletter Update: Fall 2012 (352.8 KB)

    Featuring: Autumn's Tree-Leaf Eater: Webworms, Fall Home Invasion: Stink Bug, Summer of 2012: Destructive Diseases, Emerging Small Fruit Disease in West Virginia, Update on Organic Food and Genetically Modified Crops, Fall Cleanup and Preparations for 2013

  • IPM Newsletter Update: Summer 2012 (232 KB)

    Featuring: Factors Determining Insect Problems, News About Insect Control for Fruit Trees, Control of Yellow (Tulip) Poplar Tree Pests, Tomato Early Blight Management, Facts About Early Blight, Herbicide-Resistant Weed Update, Pasture Weed Management, Garden and Lawn Weed Management

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