Educational Materials: Free Publications
Many UC IPM printed publications are available online. You can read most directly from our Web site. All Pest Notes and Pest Management Guidelines are available as HTML versions and PDF files. See ordering information or order online from the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) catalog.
The UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines (PMGs) are the University of California's official guidelines for pest monitoring techniques, pesticides, and nonpesticide alternatives for managing insect, mite, nematode, weed, and disease pests in agricultural crops, floriculture and ornamental nurseries, and commercial turf. All PMGs can be viewed online. All are also available in PDF format.
Spanish Language Pest Management Guidelines
2011 Efficacy and Timing of Fungicides, Bactericides, and Biologicals for Deciduous Tree Fruit, Nut, Strawberry, and Vine Crops
This 48-page University of California publication , available on UC IPM's Pest Management Guidelines site, lists properties and efficacy of registered and experimental fungicides; disease and pathogen names; and fungicide efficacy for tree fruit, nut, strawberry, and vine crops. This publication is updated annually.
A Field Key to the Most Common Lygus Species
Found in Agronomic Crops of the Central San Joaquin Valley of California (ANR 8104)
University of California's official guidelines for monitoring techniques, pesticides, and nonpesticide alternatives for managing pests of ornamental trees, shrubs, fruit trees, nuts, berries, grapevines, and vegetables in urban settings. The section includes information from Pest Notes and The UC Guide to Solving Garden and Landscape Problems. Pest Notes are also available in PDF format, and some are available as Quick Tips (short summaries), with many Quick Tips in Spanish.
This publication, revised in 2003 and available in PDF, provides step-by-step processes for developing a written IPM policy, establishing procedures appropriate for individual agencies, and responding to employee resistance to changes. Adoption of a written IPM policy provides public agencies with an effective way to respond to public concerns about health and environmental problems associated with pesticides or other pest control methods. A written policy also helps organize decision-making in an agency so the safest effective procedures are systematically followed and each employees role in a pest management program is clarified. Authored by M. L. Flint, Sheila Daar, and Richard Molinar, this guide also includes a list of resources for integrated pest management information. Publ. 8093. 13 pp
This poster shows many of the beneficial insects that prey on plant pests.
This 95-page instructor's manual (pesticide safety education coordinators.) is designed to be used with the video, Protecting Yourself From Pesticide Hazards in the Workplace. The manual provides instructors with ideas and examples of interactive activities to increase comprehension of the pesticide-related workplace hazards and ways that workers can avoid these hazards. The video and accompanying activities cover all the points that must be addressed when conducting Worker Protection Standard (WPS) training for fieldworkers. Printing this PDF file will provide you with a camera-ready version of the booklet, suitable for copying. Copies of the video have been provided to each state pesticide regulatory agency and Cooperative Extension Service
This 113-page instructor's manualis designed to be used with the video, Reducing Pesticide Risks: An Interactive Program for Training Pesticide Handlers.
This is a five-episode story about a farm owner and a recently hired employee. It portrays their discussions on pesticide illnesses and injuries. Topics include how to protect yourself when you handle pesticides, how to safely handle pesticides and their containers, how to apply pesticides safely, and how to clean up after handling pesticides. Printing this PDF file will provide you with a camera-ready version of the booklet, suitable for copying. Copies of the video have been provided to each state pesticide regulatory agency and Cooperative Extension Service pesticide safety education coordinators.
This publication provides information for those who use or supervise the use of restricted-use pesticides for controlling roots in sewer lines. This is the recommended study guide for the Sewer Line Root Control category of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation's (DPR) Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC) or Qualified Applicator License (QAL) examinations. Order from DPR. .
This newsletter is published by the UC Kearney Plant Protection Group and the Statewide IPM Program. Its purpose is to provide up-to-date information on all aspects of pest management affecting California agriculture, with emphasis on crops grown in the Central Valley.
This newsletter focuses on specific practices and information that landscape and structural pest management professionals can incorporate into their daily work to manage pests effectively while reducing pesticide runoff and other environmental problems.
This newsletter was created for retail nursery and garden center employees, managers, and owners to help them provide customers with the latest environmentally sound pest information from the University of California.
To manage a disease effectively, you have to determine
which specific pathogens are present. This publication describes test
kits that identify some common plant viruses and root and crown decay
fungi. You can use kits to test for certain viruses affecting aboveground
parts of virtually any plant. Authors: John N. Kabashima, James D. MacDonald,
Steve H. Dreistadt, and Diane E. Ullman.
Publ. 8002. 7 pp. ()
This revised publication, published in 2003, provides
step-by-step processes for developing a written IPM policy, establishing
procedures appropriate for individual agencies, and responding to employee
resistance to changes. Adoption of a written IPM policy provides public
agencies with an effective way to respond to public concerns about health
and environmental problems associated with pesticides or other pest control
methods. A written policy also helps organize decision-making in an agency
so the safest effective procedures are systematically followed and each
employees role in a pest management program is clarified. This
guide also includes a list of resources for integrated pest management
information. Authors: Mary Louise Flint, Sheila Daar, and Richard
Publ. 8093. 13 pp. ()
A herbicide ceases to be useful tool for farmers when
its target weeds develop resistance to its effects. This publication
helps you understand resistance: what causes it, and how you can slow
or prevent its development. Authors: Timothy S. Prather, Joseph M. DiTomaso,
and Jodie S. Holt.
Publ. 8012. 14 pp. ()
A single copy of each publication below is available at no charge from UC IPM:
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8620
These publications are also available online from the ANR catalog at the prices listed below.
This manual informs citrus growers how to establish an IPM program in their orchards and how to evaluate the economics and energy use of their current pest management program. The manual also describes how to reduce insecticide and energy costs. Authors: Philip B. Haney, Joseph G. Morse, Robert F. Luck, Harry Griffiths, Elizabeth E. Grafton-Cardwell, and Neil V. O'Connell.
This publication tells how to identify, manage, and
monitor whiteflies, which are plant sap-feeding insects with piercing,
sucking mouthparts. It describes the life cycle and the damage done.
This publication also contains information on whitefly-transmitted viruses,
including the gemini viruses. Author: Mary Louise Flint, with collaborators
Peter B. Goodell and Larry Godfrey.
Publ. 21547 (also distributed as UC IPM Publ. 19). 56 pp. $6.
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