Weed Management

 

AN INTRODUCTION TO HORTSENSE WEEDS

What is a weed? A weed is simply a plant that is growing where it is not wanted. This does not mean that the plant is a weed in all situations. Some weeds were originally introduced as ornamentals which have now become established in an area. Many plants that we may consider weeds are also beneficial. Certain species can be important sources of pollen and nectar for pollinating insects (including honeybees), while others may provide food or shelter to various species of insect predators, parasitoids, and other beneficial species. Conversely, some weeds may also serve as hosts of diseases … » More …

Library

 

HOME AND GARDEN RESOURCES Carrie R. Foss Pesticide Education Program Washington State University, Puyallup, WA

 

THE BASICS FOR A HOME REFERENCE LIBRARY Identification of Insects, Diseases, and Weeds Antonelli, A.L., R.S. Byther, R.R. Maleike, S.J. Collman, and A.D. Davison. How to Identify Rhododendron and Azalea Problems. EB 1229. Brenzel, K.N. (ed.). Sunset New Western Garden Book. Sunset Publishing Corporation, Menlo Park, CA, 1995. Byther, R., C. Foss, A. Antonelli, R. Maleike, V. Bobbitt and Jenny Glass. Landscape Plant Problems. Washington State University Extension, MISC0194. 2006. Flint, M.L. Pests of the Garden and Small Farm: A Grower’s Guide to … » More …

Resources

IPM for the Home and Garden Hortsense – Plant problem fact sheets Pestsense – Indoor pest fact sheets Plant Disease and Insect Identification Pests Leaflet Series Hobo Spiders Beneficial Organisms of North America – Suppliers Crane Fly Pests of the Pacific Northwest West Nile Virus Mosquito Prevention and Management WSU Home and Garden Fact Sheets WSU Master Gardener Program Gardening in Western Washington IPM in Schools School IPM Come see our new video: IPM: Small Changes, Big Impacts» More …