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Biological Control in Plant Protection: A Color Handbook

There has been a large increase in the commercial use of integrated crop/pest management methods for pest and disease control on a wide range of crops throughout the world since the first edition of this book. The completely revised second edition of the bestselling Biological Control in Plant Protection: A Color Handbook continues the objective of providing a handbook with profiles and full-color photographs of as many examples of biological control organisms from as wide a global area as possible. It is designed to help readers anticipate and recognize specific problems of pest management and then resolve them using the natural enemies of pests—parasites, predators, and pathogens.

The authors first describe the impact of predator-prey relationships on host plant species in arable, orchard, and protected environments. The main sections of the book include profiles of pests, beneficial arthropods (insects and mites), and beneficial pathogens (bacteria, fungi, viruses, and nematodes), featuring a tabular pest identification guide. Descriptions of biocontrol organisms are divided into four sections: species characteristics, lifecycle, crop/pest associations, and influences of growing practices. The text is illustrated throughout with color photographs of the highest quality.

This revised edition helps readers more fully understand the concepts and practice of biological control and integrated pest management. All chapters have been updated and expanded, and more than 300 new photographs have been added. The second edition covers new beneficial organisms and pest profiles, and it includes a new chapter on the practical aspects and application of biological control. It also contains a new final chapter that puts biological control in perspective, discussing interactions that occur when using biocontrol for population management as well as some of the possible mechanisms of biocontrol.

Product Details:
  • ISBN-13: 9781840761177
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/2/2014
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 276

Price: $99.95
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Biological Control in the Western United States
Author: J.R. Nechols

This comprehensive volume reviews biological control theory, economic and environmental impacts, and the role of biological control in IPM programs. Seventy-nine case histories illustrate biological control projects for 62 arthropod and 22 weed pests.

Publication Number: 3361 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-21-1 Copyright Date: 1995 Length: 366 pp.

Price: $30.00
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Contemporary Insect Diagnostics

Contemporary Insect Diagnostics aids entomologists as they negotiate the expectations and potential dangers of the practice. It provides the reader with methods for networking with regulatory agencies, expert laboratories, first detectors, survey specialists, legal and health professionals, landscape managers, crop scouts, farmers and the lay public. This enables the practitioner and advanced student to understand and work within this network, critically important in a time when each submission takes on its own specific set of expectations and potential ramifications.

Insect diagnosticians must be knowledgeable on pests that affect human health, stored foods, agriculture, structures, as well as human comfort and the enjoyment of life. The identification and protection of the environment and the non-target animals (especially beneficial insects) in that environment is also considered a part of insect diagnostics. Additionally, Integrated Pest Management recommendations must include any of a variety of management tactics if they are to be effective and sustainable.

Product Details:
  • ISBN-13: 9780124046238
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/19/2014

Price: $69.98
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Insect Resistance Management, Second Edition: Biology, Econo

Neither pest management nor resistance management can occur with only an understanding of pest biology. For years, entomologists have understood, with their use of economic thresholds, that at least a minimal use of economics was necessary for proper integrated pest management. IRM is even more complicated and dependent on understanding and using socioeconomic factors. The new edition of Insect Resistance Management addresses these issues and much more.
Many new ideas, facts and case studies have been developed since the previous edition of Insect Resistance Management published. With a new chapter focusing on Resistance Mechanisms Related to Plant-incorporated Toxins and heavily expanded revisions of several existing chapters, this new volume will be an invaluable resource for IRM researchers, practitioners, professors and advanced students. Authors in this edition include professors at major universities, leaders in the chemical and seed industry, evolutionary biologists and active IRM practitioners. This revision also contains more information about IRM outside North America, and a modeling chapter contains a large new section on uncertainty analysis, a subject recently emphasized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The final chapter contains a section on insecticidal seed treatments.

Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 978-0123969552
  • Author: David W. Onstad
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 2 edition
  • Publication date: December 24, 2013
  • Pages: 560

Price: $67.97
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Integrated Pest Management for Almonds, 2nd Edition
Author: Mary Louise Flint

This updated edition of our best-selling guide for almonds is completely revised and expanded.Covers 120 different pest problems including diseases, insects and mites, nematodes, vertebrate pests, and weeds; including 10 new insect pests and diseases including anthracnose, Alternaria leaf blight, rust, tenlined June beetle, and leafhoppers.

New in the second edition you'll find:
•An extensively revised chapter on vertebrate pest management which adds recommendations for control techniques where endangered species occur.
•A revised and expanded chapter on vegetation management including detailed information on cover crops.
•A revised section on navel orangeworm, emphasizing cultural control techniques instead of insecticides.
•A revised section on peach twig borer includes discussions of bloomtime sprays with Bacillus thuringiensis and pheromone mating disruption.
•Revised and updated tables on susceptibility of rootstocks and scion cultivars to major pests and a detailed index.

This indispensable reference is illustrated with 259 photos, including 33 new color photos, along with 69 line drawings and tables.

Publication Number: 3308 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-52-5 Copyright Date: 2002 Length: 199 pp.

Price: $32.00
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Integrated Pest Management for Apples and Pears, 2nd Edition
Author: Barbara Ohlendorf

New to the 2nd edition you'll find a detailed index, a completely revised section on codling moth management with detailed information on mating disruption, revision of leafroller management practices, updates on oak root fungus and wild asparagus, biological control of fireblight, and new control strategies for pear psylla.

The emphasis is on least-toxic control methods, selective pesticides, and cultural and biological controls. Also includes a section on organically acceptable control methods. More than 200 color photos and 100 figures and tables.

From the UC Statewide IPM Program.

Publication Number: 3340 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-42-6 Copyright Date: 1999 Length: 231 pp.

Price: $30.00
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Integrated Pest Management for Avocados
Author: Steve H. Dreistadt

This new manual for avocado growers and pest control professionals is the latest in UC's highly regarded series of Integrated Pest Management Manuals. Drawing on the expertise of UC faculty, UC Cooperative Extension specialists, farm advisors, and pest control advisors, this beautifully illustrated guide gives you the latest research and advice on Pest Management for avocados.

Using this guide you'll learn how to:

• Prevent and diagnose causes of damage
• Identify pests and key natural enemies
• Establish and IPM program for your grove
• Use biological control and other non-chemical methods
• Manage problems related to irrigation, nutrition, and the growing environment
• Determine when direct control actions are warranted

Illustrated with 386 color photographs and 64 line drawings and charts that will help you identify and manage over 100 important pests and disorders.

Publication Number: 3503 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-420-1 Copyright Date: 2008 Length: 222 pp

Price: $35.00
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Integrated Pest Management for Citrus
Author: Steve Dreistadt

Newly updated with more detail than ever!

Introducing the newly updated IPM for Citrus—3rd Edition. Now with even more pictures, more resources, and more pests! Learn to apply the principles of integrated pest management to identify and manage more than 150 common citrus pests, diseases, and disorders.

Complete with more than 550 colored photographs and 80 figures and tables, this guide provides substantial information on pest insects, mites, diseases, weeds, nematodes, and vertebrates. Look for brand new sections on Asian Citrus Psyllid, Citrus Leafminer, Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter and more!

What’s new in the 3rd edition?

•More detailed figures to help distinguish between pests
•21 new pests and 11 new diseases and disorders
•More detailed, easy-to-use table of contents
•Added index for quick and easy searching
•More detailed and vibrant photographs
•New section on exotic diseases
•More detailed information on pesticide use and its problems
•Updated monitoring and pest management recommendations

Publication Number:3303 Publication Number:3303
Inventory Type: Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-696-0
Copyright Date: 2012
Length: 270 pp.


Price: $40.00
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Integrated Pest Management for Cotton in the Western Region
Author: Paul A. Rude

Up-to-date pest management information covers nearly 100 pest problems, including new information on pesticide resistance, cotton aphid, silverleaf whitefly, pink bollworm, boll weevil, Fusarium wilt, Verticillium wilt, seedling diseases, velvetleaf, and disease-resistant cotton varieties. 180 color plates. From the UC Statewide IPM Project.

Publication Number: 3305 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-30-3 Copyright Date: Rev. 1996 Length: 164 pp.

Price: $30.00
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Integrated Pest Management for Floriculture and Nurseries
Author: Steve Dreistadt

Learn how to recognize and prevent damage to bulbs, cut flowers, potted flowering plants, foliage plants, bedding plants, and ornamental trees and shrubs the IPM way!

You’ll learn how to establish an IPM program for your nursery, techniques for managing pests in flower and nursery crops, how good cultural practices can nip problems in the bud, disease control techniques for root and crown decays, vascular wilt diseases, and pathogens infecting flowers and foliage, how to identify and manage aphids, leafminers, thrips, whiteflies, mites, nematodes and weeds.

Handy crop tables give you a symptom-based guide for accurately diagnosing problems and the recommended controls for problems affecting 120 major flower and foliage species. Loaded with outstanding color photos and diagrams, references, suppliers, and a comprehensive index -- this an indispensable guide for anyone in the green industry.

Publication Number: 3402 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-46-4 Copyright Date: 2001 Length: 422 pp.

Price: $45.00
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Integrated Pest Management for Small Grains
Author: Larry Strank

Strategies and techniques for managing weeds, diseases, insects, mites, nematodes, and vertebrate pests. Includes charts, tables, line drawings, and more than 150 color photos. Discusses crop rotations to combat pest problems in other crops.

  • Publication Number: 3333
  • Inventory Type: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-931876-91-2
  • Copyright Date: 1990
  • Length: 126 pp.

Price: $22.00
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Integrated Pest Management for Stone Fruits
Author: Larry Strand

The first manual of its kind devoted to stone fruits and the most complete guide now available for managing pest problems in apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, plums, and prunes. An indispensable guide to establishing a pest management program, diagnosing pest problems, identifying and using beneficial insects, and establishing new orchards. Includes information on training and pruning, irrigation scheduling, scheduling management activities, soil and tissue sampling, pheromone mating disruption, relative toxicity of pesticides to natural enemies and honey bees, organically acceptable pest control options, vertebrae pest control options within the ranges of endangered species.

  • Publication Number: 3389
  • Inventory Type: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-36-5
  • Copyright Date: 1999
  • Length: 264 pp.

Price: $35.00
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Integrated Pest Management for Tomatoes—Fourth Edition
Author: Mary Louise Flint

This new edition features expanded sections and new monitoring and treatment guidelines for stinkbugs, aphids, and whiteflies, new ways to use weather forecasting models in disease mangment, and updated information on the pesticide susceptibiity of key weed pests. Contains nearly 200 detailed color photographs, plus figures, line drawings, and tables.

  • Publication Number: 3274
  • Inventory Type: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-32-7
  • Copyright Date: 1998
  • Length: 118 pp.

Price: $30.00
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Integrated Pest Management for Walnuts-Third Edition
Author: Larry L. Strand

This manual includes comprehensive information on each crop pest, including identification tips, monitoring methods, treatment thresholds, biological controls, and other management techniques.

What’s new in the 3rd Edition?

·65 more photos, for a total of 215 photos, and printed in larger format with improved color
·An additional 24 pest problems are discussed and illustrated for a total of more than 90
·The section on codling moth has been completely rewritten to include information on pheromone confusion, release of the Trichogramma egg parasite, and the new kairomone lure that attracts both male and female moths
·Expanded chapters on vertebrate pests and weed management
·At 136 pages, the revision is 40% longer than the previous edition

Growers who want to keep abreast of innovative technologies for walnut pest management should make room on their bookshelf for this revised manual.

Publication Number: 3270 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-62-4 Copyright Date: 2003 Length: 136 pp

Price: $30.00
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Intermountain Alfalfa Management
Author: Steve Orloff

This comprehensive guide for western alfalfa growers brings together the most current information and recommendations in nearly all areas of alfalfa management, including stand establishment, fertilization, irrigation, pest management, and harvesting.

  • Publication Number: 3366
  • Inventory Type: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-24-2
  • Copyright Date: Rev. 1997
  • Length: 144 pp.

Price: $18.00
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IPM in Practice (2nd Edition)

This manual from the UC Statewide IPM Program is the most comprehensive, practical field guide ever developed for setting up and carrying out an IPM program in any type of crop or landscape.

This new edition of IPM in Practice features monitoring and management technology updates, new methods for protecting the environment, new information on invasive pests and pesticide resistance, and over 160 color photos and hand-drawn illustrations.

Price: $29.98
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Landscape Pest ID Cards
Author: Larry Strand

Modeled after our bestselling Tree Fruit Pest Cards, these pocket-size laminated cards can be easily carried with you for handy references to insect and mite pests as well as important diseases in landscape plants. These 43 cards cover 19 common insects and mites, 7 diseases, 4 natural enemies, and a variety of other disorders and invertebrate pests.

Publication Number: 3513 Author: LARRY STRAND Inventory Type: Package Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-613-7 Copyright Date: 2009 Length: 43

Price: $20.00
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Pesticide Safety: A Reference Manual for Private Applicators
Author: P. O'Connor AND S. Cohen

Updated in 2006, this manual covers information essential for anyone using pesticides on California farms, including growers, managers and employees. The book uses a farm profile format to review environmental and human safety topics. Covers pesticide labels, worker safety (handlers and fieldworkers), how to mix and apply pesticides, calibration, the hazards of pesticide use including heat related illness, and pesticide emergencies. Appendix includes sample training forms for pesticide handlers and fieldworkers. Great resource for private applicator certification with review questions in each chapter. Easy to use format, with many illustrations.

Publication Number: 3383 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: 3383 ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-83-9 Copyright Date: 2006 Length: 120 pp.

Price: $7.00
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Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs
Author: Steve H. Dreistadt

This is the ultimate guide to managing landscape pests! With this manual in hand you will be able to diagnose and manage hundreds of insect, mite, weed, plant disease, and nematode pests.

Inside you'll find updated information on how to use environmentally safe, ecologically based IPM methods; landscape designs that prevent pests; how to select resistant varieties; advice on the use of less-toxic pesticides such as botanicals, oils, and soaps; and tips on planting, irrigating, and other plant-care cultural activities that help in avoiding problems.

Contains over one hundred pages of easy-to-use tree and shrub pest tables; invaluable in helping you identify common pest problems – now on over 200 types of ornamental trees and shrubs. Includes 432 color photographs, 117 drawings and tables, references, glossary, and an index.

"An indispensable resource for professional landscape managers and home gardeners alike." -- Arborists News

Publication Number: 3359 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-61-7 Copyright Date: 2004 Length: 501 pp

Price: $42.00
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The Safe and Effective Use of Pesticides, 3rd Edition

The first update to this key reference guide in over 15 years!

This revised edition contains a new format making it even easier to study for the DPR exams. In addition to the review questions found at the end of each chapter, this new edition contains knowledge expectations at the beginning of each chapter. These brief statements describe what you are expected to learn after reading that chapter, allowing you to study more effectively for DPR’s pesticide applicator licensing (QAL/QAC) exams. These knowledge expectations are also highlighted in sidebars throughout each chapter, providing a study roadmap so you know which sections of each chapter are most important.

Also new:

Updated pesticides table to reflect products available in California
Updated information on nematodes, vertebrates, and pathogens
Expanded information on environmental hazards, expanded information on personal protective equipment including EPA respirator criteria
Up-to-date information on worker protection standards
Expanded information on pesticide resistance
Updated compliance guidelines for pesticide use reporting as required by California law
A dedicated chapter covering label reading, including an updated label that reflects current regulations
The Safe and Effective Use of Pesticides provides detailed information for selecting, using, handling, storing, and disposing of pesticides. It emphasizes worker protection, prevention of groundwater contamination, protection of endangered species and wildlife, and reduction of environmental problems.

This is a significant update to the 2nd Edition, so everyone will want to update their reference library with this new edition.

The principles described in this volume apply to all areas of pest control, including agricultural, structural, landscape, greenhouse, and public health applications.

Volume 1 in the Pesticide Application Compendium. This is recommended study material for all categories of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) Qualified Pesticide Applicator License (QAL) and Qualified Pesticide Applicator Certificate (QAC) exams.


Price: $42.00
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Weed Pest Identification and Monitoring Cards

Based on the bestselling Weeds of California and Other Western States; this is the perfect pocket-sized companion for anyone working in the field. These 48 cards cover the most common weeds, grouped into 8 categories for easy identification.

  • Broadleaf annuals, erect
  • Broadleaf annuals, low growing
  • Broadleaf annual, scrambling
  • Broadleaf perennials, not viney
  • Broadleaf perennials, viney
  • Grass annuals
  • Grass perennials
  • Sedges

Each weed is identified by a description and excellent close-up color photographs of various growth stages—187 photos in all. On the reverse of each card is a description of the various growth stages, habitat, distribution and management tips. Also includes handy inch and metric measurement scales and a sturdy rivet keeps the set together so individual cards don’t stray. From pigweed to chickweed, dandelion to bermudagrass, goosegrass to ryegrass, these cards have you covered.

Product Features:
  • Publication Number 3541
  • Length: 49 cards
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-601078-47-6
  • Copyright Date: 2013
  • Author: Joseph M. DiTomaso
  • Inventory Type: Card Set

Price: $25.00
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Wildlife Pest Control Around Gardens and Homes, 2nd Ed.
Author: Terrell P. Salmon

Our indispensable guide to wildlife pests has been completely revised! Operating under the premise that it is the activity, not the species, that defines the pest, this handy guide will help you determine if a control method is necessary – and then offers management and control options. The information presented is in keeping with the principles of integrated pest management and offers the widest range possible of both preventive and population reduction methods for common bird, mammal and reptile pests. From cliff swallows to rattlesnakes, bats to voles, deer to woodpeckers, this volume will help you identify, appraise, and monitor your wildlife pest situation.

  • This new edition is in a larger 8 1/2" x 11" format
  • DPR test material (QAL and QAC)
  • Publication Number: 21385
  • Inventory Type: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-67-9
  • Copyright Date: 2006
  • Length: 122 pp.

Price: $25.00
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