By Bobbie Whitehead
Growers, lawn care professionals and home gardeners might want to check out the latest Virginia Cooperative Extension pest management guides.
The 2009 Pest Management Guides, which detail pesticides and organic pest management methods effective in Virginia, are available to the public online for free.
“Nothing significant this year has been phased out,” Dr. Michael Weaver, Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs director and one of the authors of the guides. “We update this every year, and the purpose of the guides is to extend the technology to the public.”
The guides consists of three volumes, Field Crops, Home Grounds and Horticultural & Forest Crops, which are divided into chapters and sections, based on pest and disease management needs.