Extension Links

Here I will post useful links to content that is better than what I can produce or would be redundant for me to produce. If you have suggestions let me know. I am committed to maintaining a small number of links to high quality content rather than a cluttered mess of links.

Emerald Ash Borer

The ultimate source for EAB information is the website EmeraldAshBorer.info, which is a collaborative effort of the USDA Forest Service, Michigan State University, Purdue University and Ohio State University.

How do I know if my tree is infested? There are other Common Ash Pests so the first step is to be sure you have an ash tree and see if your symptoms match those of other pests. See this publication on EAB Signs and Symptoms.

There are insecticide treatments that will help protect trees from emerald ash borer. See “Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer

There are a few products available to homeowners for protecting ash trees. But there are many considerations before committing to protecting a tree. See the “Emerald Ash Borer: Homeowner Guide to Insecticide Selection, Use, and Environmental Protection

Snails and Slugs

Integrated Pest Management Guide for Home Gardeners and Landscape Professionals

  • Recent article by Robin Rosetta at Oregon State University.
  • A thorough and current guide to slug and snail management from University of California.

Southeastern Ornamental Horticulture Production and IPM Blog

The Southeastern Ornamental Horticulture Production and Integrated Pest Management Blog gets contributions from entomologists, pathologists, weed scientists, and horticulturists from throughout the Southeast. It gives a system wide perspective and updates for nursery and extension professionals.

Selected miticides for use on ornamental plants

This report by Stamp and Osborne is a great resource for mite management. It summarizes the miticidal products available and the types of mites and lifestages each one kills. PDF

Management programs for thrips on plants for planting

This report provides the most comprehensive management information for thrips that I have found. PDF

Are Neonicotinoids Killing Bees?

This report by the Xerces Society provides and overview of the threat neonicotinoids can pose to bees, research that has been conducted document and evaluate those threats, risk reduction practices, and needs for future research.

Pine Wilt Nematode and Pine Wilt Disease

This report from Iowa State is a good summary of the disease biology, symptoms, and prevention.