2012 Highlights: UC IPM Annual Report
New print publications
Applicants studying for the California pest control adviser license now have an updated study guide to help them prepare for the exam.
IPM in Practice: Principles and Methods of Integrated Pest Management, 2nd ed. is a comprehensive, practical field guide about how to set up and carry out IPM programs in all types of situations. The book features IPM strategies for weed, insect, pathogen, nematode, and vertebrate pests and shows readers how to set up sampling and monitoring programs in the field.
The new edition reflects recent developments and technologies, updated information about policies and regulations, new information about invasive pest control and pesticide resistance, and more. The manual, authored by UC IPM Cooperative Extension Specialist Mary Louise Flint, draws on the knowledge of dozens of experts within the University of California, public agencies, and private practice and contains the most up-to-date and accurate information.
UC IPM’s recently published field guide Integrated Pest Management for Citrus, 3rd ed. will help pest managers prevent, identify, monitor, and manage citrus pests.
The new edition was substantially revised and adds more than 300 photos, keys to help tell similar-looking pests apart, and profiles of new and foreign pests to watch for.
Integrated Pest Management for Rice, 3rd ed. was published in December. Information about managing rice pests was updated throughout, and the book includes new pest photographs. This revised edition also describes important new disease and weed problems and explains how to detect, confirm, and manage herbicide resistance.
The Vineyard Pest Identification and Monitoring Cards are now available in Spanish. Author and IPM Advisor Lucia Varela translated the cards from the English version. She says that getting the cards into the hands of field crews is important.
“Vineyard workers spend many hours among the vines, so they can be the first to detect a pest problem,” Varela said. “Even experienced workers may be challenged by their knowledge of the California vineyard pest complex and by limited English proficiency.”
The cards are sold as single copies or in bundles of one English and five Spanish decks.
These and other print publications are available from UC ANR Publications or 1-800-994-8849.
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