3. Identifying and Controlling Insects

To ID, check the Entomology page; also see
• What's that bug: http://www.whatsthatbug.com/
• Penn State: http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets
• Univ. of Minnesota Extension Service: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/

Use Growing Degree Days to make predictions about insect outbreaks:
http://woodypests.cas.psu.edu/FactSheets/IPMFactSheets/GDD.html; also
http://extension.unh.edu/agric/GDDays/Docs/growch.pdf
http://www.ct.gov/CAES/cwp/view.asp?a=2831&q=475078

Use pesticides correctly; understand pesticide resistance:
http://www.extension.org/pesticidestewardship/articles

Learn about beneficial insects:
http://www.finegardening.com/how-to/articles/attracting-beneficial-insects.aspx

Some other organic pest control sites:
http://www.organicgardening.com/
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in922 explains intercropping, trap cropping, living mulches

4. Identifying Plant Diseases

See other pages in this manual; for woody ornamentals, see also UConn, CAES, and
• Cornell Univ. Interactive Plant Manager http://www.nysipm.cornell.edu/aes_ornamental.asp

5. Identifying Weeds of the Northeast
http://njaes.rutgers.edu/weeds/ has great pictures.

Many thanks to CMGA member Judy Schweitzer for compiling this information!

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