Thank you to our friends at the GGIA for sharing this information in their recent newsletter. PLEASE take a look at the links below. I promise you won't be disappointed! It's way more than just bugs. There's information on culture, propagation, production, irrigation, pruning and more. And it's all free!!!!

New Resources for Integrated Pest Management

The Southern Nursery IPM Working Group has released its latest book, 'IPM for Shrubs in Southeastern US Nursery Production: Vol II' which can be accessed for free at The iTunes download should be coming shortly and you can link to that from the Working Group Website at .

The Southern Nursery Integrated Pest Management (SNIPM) working group comprises a group of extension professionals from Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia representing Entomology, Horticulture, and Plant Pathology are collaborating on a multi-state nursery crops project that includes the development of a Crop Profile and a Pest Management Strategic Plan (CP/PMSP).

IPM for Shrub in Southeastern US Nursery Production Volume II is the third book released by the Southern Nursery Integrated Pest Management Working Group (SNIPM) and includes chapters on hydrangea, loropetalum, holly, rhododendron (including azalea), Indian hawthorne, and weed management. The first book IPM of Select Deciduous Trees in Southeastern U.S. Nursery Production was released in May 2012 and is available for download as chapter .pdf files at and as an eBook from the iTunes Bookstore at .

 The second book IPM for Shrub in Southeastern US Nursery Production Volume I was released in June 2014 and can also be downloaded as chapter .pdf files at  or from the iTunes Bookstore at .

Josh Allen 
North Region Ag Education
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