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habitat planting in field vegetables VT pollinators

Habitat planting of annuals for attracting beneficial insects
to provide pollination and pest management services.

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT 'IPM' manages insect pests and dieases in the landscape by using economically and environmentally sustainable practices to avoid pest problems. If chemical insecticides are needed, least toxic chemistries and products with a lower environemental persistence are selected. 

The goal of IPM is to prevent pests from becoming unmanageable. By combining several complimentary strategies such as pest scouting/monitoring, cultural, mechanical, or biological management actions, pests can be maintained at a balanced level within the enviroment
syrphid fly on cornflower

Syrphid fly visting a blue cornflower (above)
and a bee visiting a cosmos (below)

Bee Cosmos
News & Events

Attract & Recognize Your Pest-fighting Pollinators & Other Beneficial Insects
Cheryl Frank Sullivan, Vermont Greenscape Association 27th Annual Turfgrass Conference & Trade Show. West Lebanon, NH. December 3, 2019 

Un-Bee-Lievable Beneficials Habitat Planting Awareness Sign 2019

Bringing In Un-BEE-lievable Beneficials Brochure 
printable version

Flower Power at the Hildene
Check out some of our research providing habitat for pest fighting pollinators, Aug. 2018

Bringing in Un-Bee-lievable Beneficials  by Cheryl Frank Sullivan. VNLA/Greenworks Winter Meeting, Feb. 7, 2019

Un-BEE lievable Pollinators  - Tri-State Greenhouse IPM Workshop, January 2018

Habitat Plants to Attract Natural Enemies into High Tunnel Crops - New England Vegetable & Berry Conference, December 2017

Bringing In The Other Good Guys: Natural enemies in the landscape presented at the 2017 Tri-State IPM Workshops by Cheryl Frank Sullivan

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Novel IPM Strategies for "bugs" in the Nursery -Seventh Western Native Plant Conference Dec. 6-8 2016, Vancouver, WA Presenation by Margaret Skinner


Identification & Managament of White Grubs in Vermont's Greenscapes Factsheet - Cheryl Frank Sullivan & Margaret Skinner. June 2017

Habitat Plantings for Beneficial Insects
Creating Gardens for Pollinators: https://protectingbees.njaes.rutgers.edu/
Native Plants & Ecosysyem Services - Michigan State - http://nativeplants.msu.edu/
Penn State: Landscaping to Attract and Conserve Beneficial Insects: http://extension.psu.edu/plants/green-industry/news/2015/landscaping-to-attract-and-conserve-beneficial-insects
Pollinator Habitat: USDA - https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/plantmaterials/technical/publications/?cid=stelprdb1044847
Planting for Pollinators- UMass: https://ag.umass.edu/sites/ag.umass.edu/files/fact-sheets/pdf/planting_for_pollinators.pdf
Pollinator Resources for Greenhouse/Nursery - Prepared by UVM - refer to 2nd to last slide - 
Habitat Plants to Attract Natural Enemies into High Tunnel Crops
Pollinator Partnership:  http://pollinator.org/
Selecting Plants for Pollinators Laurentian Mixed Forest Province - http://agriculture.vermont.gov/sites/ag/files/pdf/apiary/Selecting%20Plants%20for%20Pollinators.pdf
Selecting Plants for Pollinators Adirondack, New England Mixed Forest -  http://pollinator.org/PDFs/Adirondack.rx2.pdf

Pest & Natural Enemy/Benefical Insect ID
Id of Common Landscape Pests & Beneficial Organisms in Nevada: Univ. of Nevada Coop. Ext. https://www.unce.unr.edu/publications/files/ag/2006/sp0608.pdf
Insects A-Z - Univ. of Minnesota Ext.: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/insects-a-z/
Michigan State University IPM - Landscape & Nursery: http://www.ipm.msu.edu/green_industry/landscape
Beneficial Insects in New Hampshire Farms & Gardens: By Dr. Alan T. Eaton, Extension Specialist, Entomology - Univ. of NH
Oklahoma Coop. Ext: Conservation Biological Control for the Home Landscape: http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-9649/HLA-6447web.pdf
Texas A&M AgriLife Ext - Landscape IPM: http://landscapeipm.tamu.edu/
Texas Master Gardener - Beneficials in the Garden: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/beneficials/index.htm
UCONN Turf & Landscape IPM: http://ipm.uconn.edu/pa_turflandscape/

Univ. of Maine Home & Garden IPM: http://umaine.edu/home-and-garden-ipm/green-bug-education-program/
UMASS Ext. Landscape & Nursery IPM: http://ag.umass.edu/landscape
Univ. of California IPM - Home, Garden, Turf & Landscape Pests: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/menu.homegarden.html
Univ. of Maryland Ext.- Landscape Managament & Nursery Production: https://extension.umd.edu/ipm/landscape-management-nursery-production
Univ. of New Hampshire Coop. Ext. Nursery & Landscape: http://extension.unh.edu/Nursery-Landscape
Utah State University Extension - Landscape IPM: http://utahpests.usu.edu/IPM/htm/ornamentals

Local Associations

GreenWorks VT Nursery & Landscape Assn.: http://greenworksvermont.org/
Maine Landscape & Nursery Assn.: http://www.melna.org/index.html
New Hampshire Landscape Assn.: http://www.nhlaonline.org/
New York State Nursery & Landscape Assn. Inc.: http://www.nysnla.com/
New York State Turf & Landscape Assn: http://www.nystla.com/
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.
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Last update: January 2020
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