2016 VCE Pest Management Guides

Free guides published by Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) at Virginia Tech that provide safe, effective and Pest management and control in vegetable gardenanimal-friendly ways to manage pests in your vegetable garden and landscape. Available in PDF format or you can purchase a three-hole-punched copy from the VCE Store.

You can also find information by topic area, with links to publications on how to manage pests in your vegetable garden, pests on home fruit and on ornamental plants; a review of pest management basics and regulations; pet and animal-friendly practices; how to control pests in your lawn, and more. Posted June 2016.

 

Common Sense Approach to Managing Pests in Your Landscape

Quickly become an expert at identifying and controlling garden pests with this article, “IPM: A Common Sense Approach to Managing Problems in Your Landscape.” Explains the concept of IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and provides an excellent overview of beneficial insects (those that attack and consumer pests) and common pests in Maryland and Mid-Atlantic gardens. Also includes terrific color photographs. Source: University of Maryland Extension. Posted February 2016.

Diseased shrub

Diseased shrub

 

Best Ways to Control Mosquitos

Wondering about mosquitos and the best ways to control them in your yard or landscape? It’s all about eliminating standing water on your property, as outlined in this article “Mosquitos and Their Control” from Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE). Posted May 2016.

 

 

 

 

Integrated Pest Management for Plant Diseases in the Home Garden and Landscape, Part 1

Learn how to manage pests and plants diseases in your home garden with Integrated Pest Managemen

t (IPM). Adopt alternative methods to managing pests and plant diseases while minimizing the impact on humans and the environment. Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. Posted March 2016

 

Diseased rose shrub

Diseased rose shrub

Integrated Pest Management for Plant Diseases in the Home Garden and Landscape, Part 2

Learn how to manage pests and plants diseases in your home garden with Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Part two in this series provides examples of actual plant diseases to help illustrate IPM concepts and demonstrate how you can develop an IPM strategy in a home garden. Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. Posted March 2016

 

Common Vegetable Garden Pests

Learn about common vegetable garden pests, including the Squash Vine Borer, Seedcorn Maggot, Squash Bug, Harlequin Bug, Cucumber Beetles and much more. Includes great photo galleries to assist with identification. Source: University of Maryland Extension. Posted February 2016.