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Growing Conifers for Homeowners Using IPM

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)
http://www.hrt.msu.edu/assets/PagePDFs/bert-cregg/AlternativestobluespruceBertCregg.pdf 

Abiotic plant disorders
http://www.hrt.msu.edu/assets/PagePDFs/bert-cregg/schutski-and-cregg-abiotic.pdf

 Conifer Disease References:

Cedar Apple Rust and Other Gymnosporangium Rusts
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/cedar-apple-rust-and-gymnosporangium-rusts/

Pine- oak gall rust and pine-pine gall rust
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/pine-oak-and-pine-pine-gall-rusts/

Christmas Tree Pest Manual
http://www.na.fs.fed.us/pubs/2014/Christmas%20Tree%20Pest%20Manual%203rd%20Edition.pdf

White Pine Blister Rust

http://www.apsnet.org/edcenter/intropp/lessons/fungi/Basidiomycetes/Pages/WhitePine.aspx 

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 

Beneficial insects to conserve in landscape IPM

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 

Sawflies: http://www.entomology.umn.edu/cues/Web/196Sawflies.pdf

Soft scale, fletcher scale:  http://www.entomology.umn.edu/cues/Web/137FletcherScale.pdf

Armored scale, pine needle scale,

Shoot borers, white pine weevil,

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