Integrated Pest Management for Floriculture and Nurseries

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University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 422 pages
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Learn how to recognize and prevent damage to bulbs, cut flowers, potted flowering plants, foliage plants, bedding plants, and ornamental trees and shrubs the IPM way!

You’ll learn how to establish an IPM program for your nursery, techniques for managing pests in flower and nursery crops, how good cultural practices can nip problems in the bud, disease control techniques for root and crown decays, vascular wilt diseases, and pathogens infecting flowers and foliage, how to identify and manage aphids, leafminers, thrips, whiteflies, mites, nematodes and weeds.

Handy crop tables give you a symptom-based guide for accurately diagnosing problems and the recommended controls for problems affecting 120 major flower and foliage species. Loaded with outstanding color photos and diagrams, references, suppliers, and a comprehensive index -- this an indispensable guide for anyone in the green industry.
 

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Contents

Cultural Controls
145
Biological Controls
146
Important Natural Enemies
151
Pesticides
155
Types of Insecticides
157
Thrips
161
Leafminers
167
Whiteflies
170

Environmental Management and Cultural Practices
31
Pesticides
35
Abiotic Disorders and Cultural Practices
41
Irrigation Methods
45
Water Quality
47
Recirculated and Reclaimed Water
48
pH
50
Growing Media
52
Containers
54
Nutrient Disorders
56
Pesticides and Phytotoxicity
60
Light
62
Container Spacing
63
Ventilation
64
Physical and Mechanical Injury
66
Ethylene
67
Air Pollution
68
Diseases
69
Types of Pathogens
70
Monitoring
71
Diagnosing Disease
72
Management
73
Growing Media Treatments
74
Disinfectants
80
Cultural Practices
85
Weed and Insect Control
89
Biological Control
90
Suppressive Soils
91
ROOT CROWN AND STEM DISEASES
93
Root and Crown Decays
95
Pythium Root Rots
96
Phytophthora Root and Crown Rots
97
Thielaviopsis Root Rot
98
Armillaria Root Rot
99
Dematophora Root Rot
100
Cottony Rot
101
Botryosphaeria Canker and Dieback
102
VASCULAR WILT DISEASES
104
Verticillium Wilt
105
Bacterial Wilts
107
FOLIAR AND FLOWER DISEASES
108
Powdery Mildews
112
Downy Mildews
115
Sooty Molds
116
Alternaria
117
Septoria
118
Rusts
119
Chrysanthemum White Rust
120
Fasciation
121
Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus and Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
126
Phytoplasmas
129
Aster Yellows
130
Insects Mites and Other Invertebrates
131
Damage
132
Diagnosing Problems
134
Thresholds
141
Exclusion
142
Aphids
179
Mealybugs
183
Scales
186
Ants
191
Leafhoppers and Sharpshooters
193
True Bugs
194
Fungus Gnats Moth Flies and Shore Flies
196
Bulb Flies
200
Gall Makers
202
Caterpillars
203
Weevils
208
White Grubs
211
Cucumber Beetles Flea Beetles and Leaf Beetles
212
Mites
213
Snails and Slugs
219
Garden Symphylan
223
Centipedes and Millipedes
224
Pillbugs and Sowbugs
225
Springtails
226
Weeds
227
Monitoring
228
Management
232
Sanitation and Exclusion
233
Growing Media
234
Repeated Irrigation and Cultivation
237
Repeated Dry Cultivation
238
Herbicides
239
Weed Control Around Crop Plants
244
Irrigation Management
245
Cover Crops
249
HandWeeding
250
Cultivation
252
Weed Control Outside Growing Areas
253
Types of Weeds
254
ANNUAL WEEDS
255
Cudweeds
256
Little Mallow
257
Spotted Spurge
258
Willow Herbs
259
Creeping Fieldcress
260
Creeping Woodsorrel
261
Nutsedges
262
AQUATIC WEEDS
263
Common Duckweed
264
Nematodes
265
Identification and Biology
267
Sampling Nematodes
269
Root Knot Nematodes
271
Crop Tables
273
Resources
393
Publications
394
Suppliers
396
Suggested Reading
399
SpanishLanguage Materials
402
Literature Cited
403
Index
407
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