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Pest Management Resource for Farmers and Ranchers

NCAT’s Ecological Pest Management Database is a user-friendly new tool for farmers and others who want to manage pests using least-toxic methods. This searchable online resource lists ways to manage specific pests. It includes information about reduced risk pesticides, such as their labels, active ingredients, manufacturer contact information, and what pests may be managed using the pesticide. The database also provides techniques to prevent pests from becoming problems in the first place. With this new resource, growers can learn whether treatment options are approved for use on organically certified acreage. The Ecological Pest Management Database highlights “biorational” pesticides. These pesticides have low non-target impacts, degrade into nontoxic components, and fall into the following categories: Microbial pesticides (formulations of viruses, bacteria, fungi, or nematodes); Pesticides derived from plants; Various new types of pesticides, such as particle film barriers, pheromones, and compounds like Spinosad. A major breakthrough for sustainable agriculture, the database is now available on the ATTRA website at Ecological Pest Management Database

Greenhouse growing and operation

Greenhouse growing and operation

Alternative growth areas - growth rooms, cold frames, and high tunnels

Alternative growth areas - growth rooms, cold frames, and high tunnels

Poinsettia and hardy mum production

Poinsettia and hardy mum production

Spring crop production: bedding, vegetable and container production

Spring crop production: bedding, vegetable and container production

Successful turfgrass management

Successful turfgrass management

Invasive species in the urban environment: part I

Invasive species in the urban environment: part I

Invasive species in the urban environment: part II

Invasive species in the urban environment: part II

What lies beneath:roots and shoots

What lies beneath:roots and shoots

Containers

Containers

Designing Small Spaces

Designing Small Spaces

Resources for Developing School Landscapes

Resources for Developing School Landscapes

Principles and Elements of Floral Design

Principles and Elements of Floral Design

Care and Handling of Cut Flowers

Care and Handling of Cut Flowers

Majors

Majors

Online Field Guide for Biological Control of Invasive Weeds and Insects in Nebraska

An online information system for identifying (and looking for) invasive plants in Nebraska. Based on the recently published "Field Guide for Biological Control of Invasive Weeds and Insects in Nebraska" This has published information on the website pertaining to which species are blooming during each month. with blooming in April. Nebraska Invasive Species