1997IPM Education and Publications
Accessing IPM Publications
Information contained in the Project's IPM publications are available in several different forms and from various sources. The staff are committed to utilizing multiple media to enhance distribution of pest management information to a variety of audiences.
UC DANR Communication Services. All the IPM manuals and Pest Management Guidelines are for-sale publications that can be ordered from the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Communication Services offices at UC Davis and Oakland. Pest Management Guidelines are available either as a set of 36 by subscription or as single crop guidelines. Slide sets of all the photographs contained in the IPM manuals are also available from the Communication Services office at UC Davis.
UC Cooperative Extension Offices. IPM manuals, Pest Management Guidelines, and Pest Notes can be purchased at most county UC Cooperative Extension offices. Look for the UC Cooperative Extension listing in the government pages of the white pages of your phone book.
World Wide Web. The UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines and the Pest Notes are also available on the Web. The WWW editions of these publications include thousands of color photographs of the pests and damage symptoms plus hyperlinks to information such as degree-day tables or detailed monitoring recommendations. The electronic format allows frequent updating as pesticide registrations and other management information changes.
Other. A few free publications are available directly from the
IPM Education and Publications office. See Appendix D for a listing of
publications and sources.
To fill the need for color photographs, we initiated a series of color photo supplements. Together with the updated Pest Management Guidelines for the appropriate crop, they will make a complete pest management package. Color photo supplements were produced for sugarbeets and dry beans in 1996 and for onion/garlic in 1997. They will be sold through Cooperative Extension offices and Communication Services. Barbara Ohlendorf and Larry Strand work closely with workgroups and photographer Jack Kelly Clark to get the needed photographs; Peg Brush produces them using digital images.
Second Edition of Integrated Pest Management for Cotton in the Western United States. The long-awaited revision of the cotton IPM manual was released in late 1996. The revision was coordinated by Barbara Ohlendorf and involved over 40 faculty, specialists, and advisors. This edition contains substantial new information on plant mapping and major revisions of many of the pest chapters.
Fourth Edition of Integrated Pest Management for Tomatoes. The Project's most popular agricultural crop IPM manual was revised for the fourth time in 1997. This new edition of Integrated Pest Management for Tomatoes features expanded sections and new monitoring and treatment guidelines for stinkbugs, aphids, and whiteflies; new ways to use weather forecasting models in disease management and updated information on weed management. Larry Strand worked with tomato experts throughout the University to complete this update.
Second Edition of Pests of the Garden and Small Farm. The first edition of this book, which provides least toxic pest management methods for pests in gardens and small, diversified organic farms, has sold 15,000 copies and is the primary pest management resource on fruits and vegetables used by Master Gardeners throughout the state. The second edition, also written by Mary Louise Flint, features updated sections for many pests and crop plants.
UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines Revisions. The UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines require constant updating to keep them current. Barbara Ohlendorf worked with the authors of over 20 of the 35 guidelines to produce updates over the last year.
Pest Notes. The Pest Notes series for home, garden, and landscape was launched in early 1995. Twenty-three new Pest Notes were released in 1996-97, bringing the total number to 46. The Pest Notes were also put on the IPM Project's WWW site and illustrated with hundreds of color photographs and line drawings.
Photos on the World Wide Web. The IPM Education and Publications
staff selects the photos for inclusion in the Pest Management Guidelines
on the IPM project WWW site. Not only are these photos being used by people
going directly to our site, but many other University of California programs,
such as the Vegetable Crops Center, the Pomology Center, and the Environmental
Horticulture Department, have made the guidelines and photos a key feature
of their WWW sites. This is a continuing project; over the next year,
we expect the images and hyperlinks to increase and improve substantially.
In 1997, a major project was to get life cycle collages, including seedling,
mature plant, flower, and other key identifying characters, for about
75 common weed species on the Web.
Major Projects Under Way
Natural Enemies Handbook. The Natural Enemies Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Biological Pest Control is in press and expected to be released in early 1998. This approximately 180-page book will contain 170 color photographs and over 120 line drawings of common natural enemies of agricultural, landscape, and garden pests. The book provides information on identifying, conserving, enhancing, and releasing biological control agents. Mary Louise Flint and Steve Dreistadt are authors.
IPM Manuals and other books. New IPM manuals are being compiled for stonefruits (Larry Strand) and floriculture (Steve Dreistadt). The stonefruits manual is a major production involving the stonefruits workgroup and covering apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, prunes and cherries. The floriculture manual will include pests of over 100 flower and ornamental foliage plants and has been an active project involving many members of the floriculture workgroup.
IPM Study Guide for Pest Control Advisers. An integrated pest management textbook is being prepared for people studying for the California Pest Control Adviser (PCA) examination. In the past, PCAs have not been examined specifically on the principles of IPM. This project, which also includes the development of new exam questions in the area of IPM and other licensing areas, will set new baseline knowledge standards for pest control advisers in California, with increased expectations in integrated pest management. Senior Writer Patricia Gouveia is compiling the study guide and working closely with experts and practitioners to develop knowledge expectations (or performance objectives) in all areas in which pest control advisers are licensed. This project's genesis came directly from requests from the major professional pest control consultant association in the state, the California Agricultural Production Consultants Association (CAPCA); the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) is committed to using the study guide and exam questions in its regulatory programs. Funded by grants to Mary Louise Flint from the US EPA, CDPR, and the USDA, this project involves close cooperation from all these agencies as well as representatives from CAPCA, AAIE, and an interdisciplinary group of specialists and advisors from the University of California. The study guide will be completed in 1998.
The CD-ROM will allow a user to specify visual symptoms or look at color photographs to identify a problem. Once the problem is identified, the system provides recommended management strategies emphasizing least toxic alternatives. Woody ornamental modules will be added in 1998 and the whole program will be field tested by master gardener offices around the state and in Oregon and Washington
Awards. Two IPM Education and Publications staff were recognized for their outstanding contributions this year. Barbara Ohlendorf won the Outstanding Support Staff Award for the UC Cooperative Extension Distinguished Service Awards for her work coordinating the Pest Management Guidelines, Pest Notes, and the writing of Integrated Pest Management for Apples and Pears. Larry Strand won the DANR Statewide Programs Recognition Award for his outstanding work in cataloging and maintaining the massive UC IPM photo collection.