Growing Conifers for Homeowners Using Integrated Pest Management was a 90-minute webinar designed for Extension Master Gardeners and Extension Educators to learn more about integrated pest management of conifers. The recorded webinar is now available as part of a LEARNING MODULE at: http://campus.extension.org/course/view.php?id=1134. The Learning Module agenda is divided into 3, segments: planting and management of conifers, insect pests and diseases. Michigan State University Professor Bert Cregg on Selecting and Managing Conifers; University of Minnesota Extension Plant Pathologist Michelle Grabowski, speaks on Managing Conifer Diseases using IPM followed by Questions and Answers; and University of Minnesota Associate Professor Vera Krischik, teaches Managing Conifer Insects using IPM.
Resources on Growing Conifers with Integrated Pest Management:
Bert Cregg's videos at Fine Gardening: http://www.finegardening.com/playlist-videos.
Alternatives to blue spruce (title says Michigan but applies to Upper Midwest)
Abiotic plant disorders
Conifer Disease References:
IPM of Midwest Landscapes. Vera Krischik and J Davidson. 2004. MN AgExpSta, 316pp; Introductory chapters on tactics used in landscape IPM: http://www.entomology.umn.edu/cues/ipmbook.htm
Conifer insects sorted by common name or host plant: http://www.entomology.umn.edu/cues/IPM-trees/IPM-trees.html
Insecticides used in landscape IPM: http://www.entomology.umn.edu/cues/IPM-Pesticides/IPM-pesticides.html
Eastern spruce gall adelgid: http://www.entomology.umn.edu/cues/Web/108EasternSpruceGallAdelgid.pdf
Soft scale, fletcher scale: http://www.entomology.umn.edu/cues/Web/137FletcherScale.pdf
Created by Mary Hockenberry Meyer