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New and revised volumes of Pesticide Compendium to be released in 2006

The Pesticide Compendium series is the university’s major reference for the safe and effective use of pesticides and can be invaluable for those who routinely use pesticides or supervise their use.

UC IPM regularly updates these publications to reflect changes in lawns and regulations and application technology. The core study manual, The Safe and Effective Use of Pesticides, 2nd edition (Volume 1 in this series), presents information relative to every type of pesticide application. Other volumes in the series include more specialized information and guidelines on how to protect human and environmental health that are specific to the various licensing areas.

One revised volume will be released in early 2006, and a new volume will be released in summer 2006. Both titles feature sample exam questions at the end of each chapter, reinforcing important information and preparing the reader to take the Department of Pesticide Regulation licensing test. Important information is illustrated in tables, figures, and sidebars.

Residential, industrial, and institutional pest control vol. 2Residential, Industrial, and Institutional Pest Control, 2nd edition

The second edition of Residential, Industrial, and Institutional Pest Control, Volume 2, of the UC IPM Program's Pesticide Application Compendium, is scheduled for release in January 2006. Volume 2 is written specifically for anyone in California whose job encompasses the extra sensitive areas of the home, recreational areas like parks and golf courses, or the playground or cafeteria of a school.

The book has been reviewed and updated with the latest information and regulations as defined by the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the Structural Pest Control Board. 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 Residential, Industrial, and Institutional Pest Control category.

Landscape Maintenance Pest Control

Landscape Maintenance Pest Control, Volume 7 of the UC IPM Program's Pesticide Application Compendium, is scheduled for release in summer 2006. Volume 7 is written specifically for anyone in California who needs to know how to properly and safely apply pesticides on landscapes; interiorscapes, such as shopping malls or offices; and the turfgrass of a playing field or golf course.

This book is the recommended study guide for the California Department of Pesticide Regulation's Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC) and Qualified Applicator License (QAL) examinations in the Landscape Maintenance Pest Control and Maintenance Gardener categories.

IPM for PotatoesIPM for Potatoes, 2nd edition

The second edition of Integrated Pest Management for Potatoes in the Western United States is scheduled for release in February 2006. This IPM manual, first published in 1986 and reprinted in 1992, has been completely revised. More than 110 insects, diseases, physiological disorders, nematodes, weeds, and other pest problems that affect potatoes in western states are discussed and illustrated.

The second edition contains 51 new color photos and 58 tables and line drawings, many of which have been extensively revised or redrawn. The new edition includes a section on organic potato production, and a comprehensive index has also been added.

Forty university researchers and Cooperative Extension specialists from California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, and Oregon contributed to making this revision an up-to-date and essential reference for potato growers and pest management professionals. Senior Writer Larry L. Strand, UC Statewide IPM Program, wrote the revision.

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