This essential reference provides complete coverage of integrated pest management (IPM). With more than 40 recognized experts, the book thoroughly details the rationale and benefits of employing an IPM plan and provides technical information on each aspect from cultural practices to choosing when and how to use chemicals. It also brings together research work on pest problems with information on the practical implementation of the tools. Case studies of successful operations are provided as well.
Table of Contents
Dynamics of the Urban Landscape: Toward Sustainable Lawn Turf. The Special Needs of Landscape Trees. Fate of Pesticides in the Turfgrass Environment. Sewage Sludge Compost for Establishment and Maintenance of Turfgrass. Integrated Resource Management. Effects of Pesticides on Beneficial Invertebrates and Implications for Thatch Accumulation and Pest Outbreaks in Turf. Preparation for a Healthy Landscape: Determining the Health of the Soil. Physical Problems of Fine-Textured Soils. Physical Problems of Coarse-Textured Soils. Understanding Turfgrass Growth Regulation. Choosing the Right Grass to Fit the Environment. Integrating Cultural and Pest Management Practices for Sod Production. Advances in Implementing Integrated Pest Management for Woody Plants. Integrated Pest Management of Wildflower-Grass Mixer in the Eastern United States. Calibrating Turf Grass Chemical Application Equipment. Simple Hand Sprayer Calibration. Special Considerations for Golf Courses: Site Selection and Preparation: A Critical Task: Siting and Design Considerations to Enhance the Environmental Benefits of Golf Courses. Design and Management of Constructed Ponds: Minimizing Environmental Hazards. Minimizing Environmental Impact by Golf Course Development: A Method and Some Case Studies. Pest Management Strategies for Golf Courses. Blemishes on the Perfect Landscape: What Can Go Wrong and Why: Survival of Trees in Metropolitan Areas. Integrated Pest Management: A Seattle Street Tree Case Study. Major Insect Pests of Turf in the U.S. Major Insect Pests of Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. Symptomology and Management of Common Turfgrass Diseases in the Transition Zone and Northern Regions. Integrated Management of Weeds: Evaluation, Modification of Management, Control Decisions: Understanding Turfgrass Growth Regulation. Turfgrass Weed Management-An IPM Approach. Plan Before You Plant: A Five-Step Process for Developing a Landscape Weed Management Plan. Weed Management Guide for Herbaceous Ornamentals. Integrated Management for Insects: Lawn and Garden: Turfgrass Insect Detection and Sampling Techniques. Use of Insect Attractants in Protection of Ornamental Plants. Life Cycles and Population Monitoring of Pest Mole Crickets. Decision-Making Factors for Mangement of Fire Ants and White Grubs in Turfgrass. Timing Controls for Insect Pests of Woody Ornamentals. A Case Study of the Impact of the Soil Environment on Insect/Pathogen Interactions: Scarabs in Turfgrass. An Inventory of Biological Controls, Available and Under Development: Beneficial Insects and Mites. Commercial Biological Control for Insect and Mite Pests of Ornamentals. Inoculative Biological Control of Mole Crickets. Nematodes as Bioinsecticides in Turf and Ornamentals. Biological Control for Plant Parasitic Nematodes Attacking Turf and Ornamentals. Microbial Control of Insect Pests of Landscape Plants. The Role of Endophytes in Integrated Pest Management for Turf. Stress Tolerance of Endophyte-Infected Turfgrass. Inventory of New Generation Chemical Controls: Alternative Inorganics, Botanicals, New Generation Insecticides: Botanical Insecticides and Insecticidal Soaps. Oils as Pesticides for Ornamental Plants. Integrated Management for Disease: Disease Management for Warm-Season Turfgrasses. Use of Disease Models for Turfgrass Management Decisions. Managing Cool-Season Lawn Grasses to Minimize Disease Severity. Biological Control of Turfgrass Diseases. Integrated Pest Management for Tree and Shrub Diseases. Putting It All Together: Golf Course Turf Pest Monitoring Program in Monroe County: New York 1991 Final Report. Avoid Integrated Pest Management Implementation Pitfalls. An Award Winning Management Plan. A Lawn Care Alternative. Maintenance of Infields and Bare Soil Areas. Integrated Pest Management in Municipal Parks Maintenance-A Case Study. The Turfgrass Information File and Turfbyte. Enhancing Technology Transfer to the Home Owner.
"Its combination of practical information with good descriptions of biology and sometimes esoteric behavioral information is rare and refreshing...This book is highly recommended both for the professional and the general reader."
-Pest Management Library-Old & New
"If you really want to get serious about integrated pest management (IPM), then this book should be on the top of your reading list."
- New Zealand Turf Management Journal