Monday, August 1, 2011

The PA IPM News Summer 2011 edition

The PA IPM News Summer 2011 edition is now available as a downloadable PDF file from our website. If you have information you would like to contribute, or would like to be added to our e-mail listserv, please contact Kristie Auman-Bauer, Editor, at (814) 865-2839 or This features articles on:
  • Keeping Track of the Asian Longhorned Beetle in Pennsylvania Apple Orchards - Researchers from Penn State, the U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) are joining forces to place 500 traps for Asian longhorned beetles (ALB) in Massachusetts.
  • Uninvited Guests - Biting insects
  • How Much Does IPM Cost? - "IPM Cost Calculator" will soon allow school districts to be able to accurately estimate the annual expenses for their district to implement an IPM program.
  • Asthma - Do You Know Your Triggers? - In urban areas of Pennsylvania, asthma rates are rising, affecting one out of every ten people.
  • Philadelphia Greenhouse Now Pesticide Free - Over a year ago, the Horticulture Center at Fairmont Park in Philadelphia phased out all pesticide use in its greenhouse by using IPM.
  • 1-800 Number Kicks Off Growing Season - Christmas tree growers and agricultural crop producers from across the state can find the latest pest and pest management information by dialing the Pennsylvania IPM Program's 1-800 PENN IPM toll-free hotline (814-863-9393 out of state).
  • PA IPM Expands Outreach to Latino Community with New Team Member - Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch will continue her work with the Spanish-speaking community in the Philadelphia as she joins the Pennsylvania IPM Program as its new Latino IPM Coordinator.
  • Useful Web Sites
  • Upcoming Events

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