Winter 2008

In Hot Water

Portable immersion system thwarts pests of ornamental plants. In the $10 billion U.S. nursery industry, getting stock plant cuttings off to a pest-free start can prevent costly infestations and pesticide treatments later.

Resistance Is Futile

… or at least diminished, thanks to reduced-area treatments on potatoes. Entomologist Andrei Alyokhin led a team of researchers who reduced the amount of imidacloprid used on potato crops, treating only selected areas on the perimeter of the field.

IPM Hits Us Where We Live!

Sustainable lawns at the U.S. Botanic Garden; Practicing IPM at home protects water quality; Reducing health risks for public housing residents.