Integrated Pest Management
This section covers some work and information from Area IPM Advisor Cheryl Wilen, Ph.D. Cheryl works primarily with professional ornamental plant growers, pest control advisers, landscapers, and public agencies.
Cheryl is also the Area Integrated Pest Management Advisor for Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties.
Main Office 858-694-2845
See information about the UC IPM Program
UC Master Gardeners
Your best contact for Home Horticulture/Garden pest questions.
San Diego County: 858-694-2860 or e-mail Master Gardener Help.
Orange County: 714-708-1606 or http://uccemg.com/About_Us/Contact_Us/
Los Angeles County: (323) 260-3238 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also check out the UC IPM Program's PEST NOTES
For residential pest management questions, please contact the Master Gardeners at 858-694-2860 or e-mail Master Gardener Help.
The Green Bulletin
This newsletter directed at pest management professionals in the structural and landscape pest control business provides timely tips and updates about pests, pesticides, application techniques, and other related news with the emphasis on protecting water quality.
The Green Bulletin is now in production and can be found here.
To be notified when a new issue comes out, you can subscribe on the page listed above or directly at:
Recycled Water and its Effect on Plant Health documents from the 5/19/09 Landscape IPM Meeting.
Herbicide table for nursery weed control. You can save it and use your own results and experience to modify it for your nursery.
Helpful IPM Link
For more IPM information, visit the
Statewide UC IPM site
The IPM Kiosk contains information about 50 common home and garden pests, including identification and management, alternatives to pesticides and least toxic pest control, as well as safe use and disposal of pesticides. The kiosk also includes tips related to proper watering, fertilizing, and avoiding problems associated with garden chemicals. Kiosk users can look up a pest by category and name or diagnose a problem on plants. Users can watch videos, print and take home information, as well as locate resources for finding additional pest management help in their county.
Healthy Garden - Healthy Home
Cheryl Wilen, Ph.D. is the Area Integrated Pest Management Advisor for Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties
Main Office 858-694-2845
Nursery Research - Use of Subirrigation for Weed Management in Ornamental Plant Production Systems by Cheryl Wilen?Weed and crop growth in nursery containers with reservoirs for subirrigation were compared to conventional pots irrigated by overhead sprinklers or by spot spitters. The use of automatic sensors for managing irrigation timing was also investigated. In general, subirrigated woody plants had significantly greater growth as indicated by plant height and by root and shoot dry weights. To see entire article, click here: Subirrigation for Weed Management in Ornamental Plant Production Systems
My Southern IPM Activities Blog
FAO recommends considering eating insects - UCR entomologist follows through
Posted 5/16/2013 - I was recently shown this youtube video of Dr. Mark Hoddle of UCR on a collecting trip for red palm...
New app for reporting suspected invasive pests - Report a Pest
Posted 4/25/2013 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has a free mobile app for iPhones and...
IPM Job opportunities in NY
Posted 4/12/2013 - The NYS IPM Program has 3 professional Extension Associate positions open: School & Turf IPM,...
Meeting announcement - Annual IPM for Professional Landscapers 5/22/13
Posted 4/11/2013 - Hold the date for the IPM meeting. Details still being worked out but so far: 5/22/13 Marina...
BATS! (not the baseball kind)
Posted 3/11/2013 - Interested in bat (the flying kind) management? Here's the opportunity to participate in a webinar...