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Feature Resources
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Critical Questions to Help Manage Pests & Habitat Plants

Guidelines & Tips for Scouting High Tunnel Crops & Habitat Plantings

Habitat Harbors Happiness: High Tunnel Habitat Planting Awareness Sign

High Tunnel Vegetable Crops: Designing a Scouting Plan

Attracting & Sustaining Aphid Natural Enemeies in High Tunnels Factsheet 

Bringing In Un-BEE-lievable Beneficials Brochure 
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Bringing In The Other Good Guys
A review of several wild natural enemies that provide FREE pest management services & strategies for luring  them in

High Tunnel Pests & Their Natural Enemies
A review of key pests & their associated natural enemies both purchased & wild


Check out the webpage for a  recent multi-state collaborative project we are involved with funded by Northeast SARE! Improving Nutrient & Pest Management in High Tunnel Tomato Production
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Learn About Plant-Mediated IPM Systems!
Click the link above to view a short video. 

Resources & Links

Conferences & Presentations

IPM for High Tunnel Vegetables: Practical Pathways for Organic Crop Production Focusing on Insect and Mite Pest Issues
Presented by Margaret Skinner at the MOFGA Farmer to Farmer Conference November 2019


Expand Your Tunnel Vision: High Tunnel Production Conference Resources,
Manchester, NH - December 3-4, 2018
Identifying the Good, the Bad & the Ugly - Insect Id Session
Lessons Learned - Scouting - Cheryl Frank Sullivan Lightning Round
Margaret Skinner Lightning Round
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Habitat Plants to Attract Natural Enemies into High Tunnel Crops - New England Vegetable & Berry Conference, December 2017

Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Convention 2016 Presentations by Margaret Skinner
, Univ. of VT Entomology Research Laboratory

Identifying Common Natural Enemies in High Tunnels
Thrips Galore, And We Don't Want More
Using Biocontrols for Insect Pests in High Tunnels


Factsheets, Links, Publications

Beneficial Insects in New Hampshire Farms & Gardens
By Dr. Alan T. Eaton, Extension Specialist, Entomology - Univ. of NH

Greenhouse & High Tunnel Tomato Resources (UMASS)
: https://ag.umass.edu/greenhouse-floriculture/fact-sheets/greenhouse-high-tunnel-tomatoes-resources

Grower's IPM Guide for Florida Tomato and Pepper Production: Univ. of Florida: http://ipm.ifas.ufl.edu/Agricultural_IPM/Growers_IPM_Guide_for_Florida_Tomato_and_Pepper_Production.html

High Tunnels.org: http://hightunnels.org/

Manage Insects On Your Farm A Guide to Ecological Strategies:
www.sare.org/content/download/29731/413976/Manage_Insects_on_Your_Farm.pdf


Minnesota High Tunnel Production Manual - Univ. of Minnesota Ext.: https://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/fruit-vegetable/docs/high-tunnel-manual-2012.pdf

New England Vegetable Management Guide: https://nevegetable.org/about-guide

OMRI Lists
: http://www.omri.org/omri-lists


Penn State Extension - Vegetable, Small Fruit & Mushroom Production Related Pages by Elsa Sanchez & Kathleen Ayers
Scouting Insects in High Tunnnels
Common Insects Found on Sticky Cards in High Tunnels
Common Natural Enemies in High Tunnels
Scouting Insects in High Tunnels by Katie Ayers, Penn State, Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Convention Presentation

Sustainable Pest Management in Greenhouses & High Tunnels: Factsheet: SARE 2014. https://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Fact-Sheets/Sustainable-Pest-Management-in-Greenhouses-and-High-Tunnels

Regional Contacts & Associations

Vermont Vegetable & Berry Grower Pages: https://www.uvm.edu/vtvegandberry/
Vermont Plant Diagnostic Clinic: http://pss.uvm.edu/pd/pdc/?Page=staff.html
Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association 'MOFGA': http://www.mofga.org/
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire 'NOFA-NH': http://nofanh.org/
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York 'NOFA-NY': https://www.nofany.org/
Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont 'NOFA-VT': http://nofavt.org/
This work is supported by the Univ. of VT College of Agriculture; Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Reseaerch & Education Program; the Crop Protection & Pest Management and Extension IPM Program from the USDA National Institute of Food & Agriculture HATCH Multistate Projects & GreenWorks, the VT Landscape Nursery Assn. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed herein are those of the authors & do not necessarily reflect the view of any funding organizations mentioned. Events are open to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, identity, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or familial status. SARE                      USDA NIFA

Entomology Research Laboratory, University of Vermont, 661 Spear Street, Burlington ,VT  05405,  Tel: 802.656.5440 - Fax: 802.656.5441

Last update: November 2019

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