Southeastern nursery growers now have a new best friend when fighting pests and diseases. A new book, available in hard copy and iBook format for iPads, is now available, thanks to the Southern Nursery IPM Working Group.
The book—IPM for Select Deciduous Trees in Southeastern US Nursery Production—is a compilation of information about IPM for the major tree genera in nursery crop production in the southeast. The 320-page iBook covers sustainable management for insects, mites, disease, and weeds for the top-selling deciduous trees, as well as propagation and production information, genus by genus. The book demonstrates how each aspect of production can impact pest problems and management. Each chapter is centered on one crop, so answers to pest problems with “birch” or “dogwood” are easy to find.
The iBook includes movies illustrating techniques like grafting, hand-digging, and more as well as a custom glossary for terms specific to nursery production and pest management. While this resource is invaluable to nursery growers, landscapers, arborists, garden center owners, students and educators will also find it useful.
IPM for Select Deciduous Trees in Southeastern US Nursery Production was written by university Extension specialists in nursery production, plant pathology, entomology and weed science with partial support by the Southern Region IPM Center in Raleigh, NC.
Authors include extension specialists from the Southern Nursery IPM Working Group:
- Craig Adkins, NC State University
- S. Kris Braman, University of Georgia
- Matthew Chappell, University of Georgia
- Juang-Horng Chong, Clemson University
- Jeffrey Derr, Virginia Tech
- Winston Dunwell, University of Kentucky
- Steven Frank, NC State University
- Amy Fulcher, University of Tennessee
- Frank Hale, University of Tennessee
- William Klingeman, University of Tennessee
- Gary Knox, University of Florida
- Anthony LeBude, NC State University
- Joseph Neal, NC State University
- Mathews Paret, University of Florida
- Nicole Ward, University of Kentucky
- Sarah White, Clemson University
- Jean Williams-Woodward, University of Georgia
- Alan Windham, University of Tennessee
- Jill Sidebottom, NC State University, guest author
To download the book to iTunes, search for IPM for Select Deciduous Trees in Southeastern US Nursery Production. To view or download the iBook chapter by chapter, go to http://wiki.bugwood.org/SNIPM.
The iBook is formatted specifically for the iPad but can be downloaded as a pdf for viewing on any device. You can also view the book online from a computer or print it by chapter at the web address above. To request the book in hard copy, contact one of the authors or editors Amy Fulcher firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah Whiteswhite4@clemson.edu for one of the limited print editions.