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2003New and Revised UC IPM Publications

Tree Fruit Pest Identification and Monitoring Cards
Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs, 2nd edition
IPM for Walnuts, 3rd edition
New downloadable pesticide applicator study manual available

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Tree Fruit Pest Identification and Monitoring Cards

Tree Fruit Pest Identification and Monitoring Cards These pocket-size laminated cards are meant to be carried in the field as handy references for identifying and monitoring major insect and mite pests and several important diseases in California deciduous fruit and nut trees. Each pest is identified by a description and by close-up photographs of important life stages. Cards identifying important natural enemies are also included.

The information on these 32 cards will help pest control advisers and growers know how and when to look for these pests—in both growing and dormant seasons.

References are provided to the appropriate UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines and IPM Manuals for management information. Text for the cards was written and photos selected by Senior Writer Larry Strand and UC IPM Advisor Carolyn Pickel. Jack Clark prepared the digital files that were used for printing. Forty different pests, 23 natural enemies, and 6 diseases are illustrated.

Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs, 2nd edition

Cover of Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs, second editionPests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs, scheduled for release in January 2004, has been greatly revised and expanded. This ANR bestseller is an easy-to-use guide to hundreds of insects, mites, weeds, plant diseases, nematodes, and other plant-care problems that damage trees and shrubs. The second edition includes more than 100 new photographs, 50 additional line drawings and tables, and 70 major new pest sections.

Dozens of additional landscape plants and their pests are covered in the extensive problem-solving tables that help users diagnose and manage pests on hundreds of species of trees and shrubs. Featured strategies include selecting pest-resistant plants, cultural practices to prevent problems and minimize pest damage, efficient monitoring, and conservation of natural enemies, such as application of selective pesticides when treatment is warranted.

Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs was written by Steve Dreistadt and edited by Mary Louise Flint, with spectacular color photographs by Jack Kelly Clark. Nearly 100 University of California researchers and Cooperative Extension specialists and advisors contributed to this essential resource for landscape professionals, home gardeners, and pest managers. The second edition contains 430 high-quality photographs, 120 line drawings and tables, and over 400 information-packed pages.

IPM for Walnuts, 3rd edition

Cover of IPM for WalnutsThe third edition of Integrated Pest Management for Walnuts was released in September 2003. Like the other books in the University of California's acclaimed IPM manuals series, this edition includes comprehensive information on each crop pest, including identification tips, monitoring methods, treatment thresholds, biological controls, and other management methods.

This manual is a complete revision of the second edition and, at 136 pages, is about 40% larger. It contains 215 color photos, 65 more than before, printed in larger format with much improved color. An additional 24 pest problems are discussed and illustrated for a total of more than 90.

The section on codling moth has been completely rewritten to include information on pheromone confusion, release of the Trichogramma egg parasite, and the new kairomone lure that attracts both male and female moths. The chapters on vertebrate pests and weed management have been greatly expanded. The revision was written by Larry L. Strand of UC’s Statewide IPM Program, with input from 30 University and industry specialists.

New downloadable pesticide applicator study manual available

Cover of Demonstration and Research Uses of PesticidesDemonstration and Research Uses of Pesticides, Volume 6 of the UC IPM Program’s Pesticide Application Compendium, published in August 2003, is a new for-sale downloadable electronic publication available through the ANR catalog. Every volume in the Pesticide Application Compendium includes important information and guidelines for different types of pesticide applicators on how to protect human and environmental health.

Volume 6 is specifically written for anyone in California whose job entails conducting research experiments involving pesticides or demonstrating how to safely and effectively use restricted-use pesticides. It is also the recommended study guide for the California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC) and Qualified Applicator License (QAL) examinations in the Demonstration and Research Pest Control category, to be used with the core study manual, The Safe and Effective Use of Pesticides, 2nd edition (Volume 1 in this series).

Chapters of this 152-page manual cover experimental design strategies for reducing error; interactive teaching strategies and how to effectively teach adults; laws and regulations regarding the use of experimental pesticide materials in California; specific ways to protect people and the environment; and calibration for the very small quantities often involved in research uses of pesticides. The manual includes 48 color photographs and a large number of helpful drawings, diagrams, sidebars, and tables.

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