2000New UC IPM Publications
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Aquatic Pest Control
Released in early 2001, Aquatic Pest Control (Vol. 5 in UC IPM's Pesticide Application Compendium series) is a must-have resource for anyone involved in pest control in aquatic settings. This publication is the recommended study guide for people preparing for the Department of Pesticide Regulation's Qualified Applicator examinations in the Aquatic Pest Control category, to be used with The Safe and Effective Use of Pesticides, 2nd ed. (Vol. I in this series). This 168-page manual includes an extensive chapter on identifying aquatic weeds commonly found in California, and sections on types and characteristics of aquatic weeds; chemical, mechanical, cultural, and biological control of aquatic weeds; vertebrate and invertebrate pests in aquatic settings; safe handling of pesticides; and selection and calibration of aquatic herbicide application equipment. The book has more than 110 photographs and 57 drawings, including many that are useful in identifying aquatic weeds.
In spring 2001 the IPM Project will release the first practical field guide for setting up and carrying out an IPM program in virtually any type of crop or landscape. Developed as a study guide for individuals preparing to take the California Pest Control Adviser licensing exam, IPM in Practice is likely to become a textbook for IPM courses across the country.
Authors Mary Louise Flint and Patricia Gouveia worked with over 50 University of California and California State University researchers, Cooperative Extension specialists, farm advisors, and PCAs to identify the essential information PCAs need to know when they start their jobs. This information, posted on the California Department of Pesticide Regulation Web site as IPM Knowledge Expectations, guided the writing of the book and will provide a structure for new licensing exams to be introduced in 2003. Chapters cover ecological principles, the IPM concept, basic pest identification and biology, general management techniques, monitoring and decision-making guidelines, how to set up monitoring programs and field trials, pesticide hazards and concerns, and methods of communicating with clients. More than 300 photographs, line drawings, and sidebars illustrate practical field techniques.
California's $2.5 billion-a-year flower, foliage, and nursery crops industry will benefit from the fourteenth and largest of the IPM manuals. Available in spring 2001, this publication will help users create better crops, more profit, and a healthier environment. Integrated Pest Management for Floriculture and Nurseries was written for growers, farm advisors, IPM scouts, pesticide applicators, pest control advisers, and students. It provides information on pests affecting bulbs, cut flowers, potted flowering plants, foliage plants, bedding plants, and ornamental trees and shrubs grown in the field, greenhouse, and nursery.
This IPM manual contains over 300 high-quality color photographs by Jack Kelly Clark and 164 line art illustrations and tables. Individual chapters detail the prevention, diagnosis, and management of abiotic disorders, pathogenic diseases, insects and mites, nematodes, and weeds. Detailed crop tables list over 120 flower and ornamental nursery crop species or genera and the specific pests attacking each of them.
Compiled by Steve H. Dreistadt, over 70 experts contributed to or reviewed
the book, mostly University of California researchers and Cooperative
Extension advisors and specialists.