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Pests, Weeds and Integrated Pest Management

Ecological Pest Management Database
National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)

This is a searchable, comprehensive database of ecological pesticides and beneficial organisms. The database indicates which treatments are approved by OMRI and can be searched by pest name and type of treatment.

http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/biorationals/

Organic Weed Manager
Ohio State University

This interactive tool allows farmers to consider their weed management strategy against alternative approaches.

http://www.organicweedmanager.com/

2015 Guide to Weed Identification
Ohio State University

This 205 page guide, available as a free iBook, includes information on the basic principles of weed identification and full-page, high resolution color photos of the most common Midwestern weeds at different stages of maturity.

http://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/ohio-state-guide-weed-identification-available-for-growers

A Whole Farm Approach to Managing Pests
SARE Bulletin

This 20-page bulletin helps producers, and the educators who work with them, design farm-wide approaches to control pests. It lays out basic ecological principles for managing pests and suggests how to apply them to real farm situations along with cutting-edge research examples and anecdotes from farmers using such strategies in their fields.

http://www.sare.org/learning-center/bulletins/a-whole-farm-approach-to-managing-pests

Alternative Weed Control for Iowa Vineyards
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Iowa State University

This video looks at weed control alternatives to herbicides and pesticides in vineyards.

http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/on-the-ground/alternative-weed-control-iowa-vineyards

Growing Degree Days
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center

Available by zip code, GDD is a measure of the daily maximum and minimum temperature and directly relates to growth and development of plants and insects.

http://oardc.osu.edu/gdd/

Insect Pest Management for Organic Crops
University of California-Davis Small Farm Center

This resource provides guidance on organic pest management.

http://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/7251.pdf

New Jersey Weed Gallery
Rutgers Cooperative Extension

The New Jersey Weed Gallery is a collection of photos and descriptions of weeds found in New Jersey.

http://njaes.rutgers.edu/weeds

OhioLINE Insects and Pests Information
Ohio State University

This website provides online identification of common insects and pests.

http://ohioline.osu.edu/topic/insects-and-pests

Organic Fruit, Vegetable, and Dairy Guides
Cornell University

These production guides outline general practices for using IPM techniques in organic fruit, vegetable, and dairy production.

http://cvp.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=36

Principles of Sustainable Weed Management for Croplands
Preston Sullivan, ATTRA

This publication discusses several weed management alternatives to conventional tillage systems in agronomic crop production, including allelopathy, intercropping, crop rotations, and a weed-free cropping design. A resources list provides sources of further information.

http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=109

Proceedings of a Farmer Scientist Conference
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

These documents explore alternatives to insecticides for managing vegetable insects.

http://www.ct.gov/caes/cwp/view.asp?a=2797&q=345156

Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management
Cornell University

This resource guide was developed to provide a useful and scientifically accurate reference for organic farmers and agricultural professionals searching for information on best insect and disease management practices. A major objective of this guide has been to review recent literature for published trials on material efficacy in order to provide reliable information that can be used by farmers to effectively manage pests.

http://web.pppmb.cals.cornell.edu/resourceguide

Steel in the Field: A Farmer's Guide to Weed Management Tools
Sustainable Agriculture Network

This publication explains how specific implements work in the field in sustainable weed management systems.

http://bit.ly/12HkNX9

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