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 Using Less Pesticide. Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Publication 3332, University of California Press, Oakland, CA, 1990.
  • Whitson, T. (Editor), L. Burrill, S. Dewey, D. Cudney, B. Nelson, R. Lee, and R. Parker. Weeds of the West. Washington State University Extension WYWSWS001. 1996.
Integrated Pest Management
  • Bobbitt, V., A. Antonelli, C. Foss, R. Davidson, R. Byther, and R. Maleike. Pacific Northwest Landscape Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Manual. Washington State University Extension, MISC0201. 2005.
  • Common Sense Pest Control. Olkowski et al., Taunton Press.
  • Homeowner’s Guide to Integrated Pest Management. Washington State University Extension, VT0110. 2001.
  • WSU Hortsense Fact Sheets. http://hortsense.cahnrs.wsu.edu/
Personal and Environmental Pesticide Safety
  • National Pesticide Telecommunications Network. http://ace.orst.edu/info/nptn
  • Homeowner’s Guide to Pesticide Safety. Washington State University Extension, VT0111. 2001.
  • Pesticides: Learning about Labels. WSU Extension MISC0191.
  • Pesticides: Safe Handling. WSU Extension MISC0192.
  • Washington State Pesticide Page. http://pep.wsu.edu.
BUILDING YOUR REFERENCE LIBRARY IN THE EXTENSION OFFICE OR DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY
General Titles
  • Bland, R.G. and H.E. Jaques. How to Know the Insects. Wm. C. Brown Co., Dubuque, IA, 1978.
  • Bobbitt, V., A. Antonelli, C. Foss, R. Davidson, R. Byther, and R. Maleike. Pacific Northwest Landscape Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Manual. Washington State University Extension, MISC0201. 2005.
  • Borror, D.J. and D.M. DeLong. An Introduction to the Study of Insects. 3rd ed. Holt, Rinehart, Winston, New York, 1971.
  • Chase, A.R., M. Daughtrey, and G.W. Simone. Diseases of Annuals and Perennials: A Ball Guide. Ball Publishing, Batavia, IL, 1995.
  • Chastagner, G.A, R. Byther, A. Antonelli, J. DeAngelis, and C. Landgren. Christmas Tree Diseases, Insects, and Disorders in the Pacific Northwest: Identification and Management. Washington State University Extension, MISC0186. 1997.
  • Daughtrey, M.L. and A.R. Chase. Ball Field Guide to Diseases of Greenhouse Ornamentals. Ball Publishing, Batavia, IL, 1992.
  • Derr, J.F. And B.L. Appleton. Herbicide Injury to Trees and Shrubs. Blue Crab Press, Virginia Beach, VA, 1988.
  • Dreistadt, S.H., J.K. Clark, and M.L. Flint. Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs: An Integrated Pest Management Guide. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Publication 3359, University of California Press, Oakland, CA, 2004.
  • Fisher, G., J. DeAngelis, C. Baird, R. Stoltz, L. Sandvol, A. Antonelli, E. Beers, and D. Mayer (eds.). Pacific Northwest Insect Management Handbook. Extension Services of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, revised annually.
  • Funk, A. Foliar Fungi of Western Trees. Canadian Forestry Service, Victoria, B.C., 1985.
  • Jacobson, J.S. And A.C. Hill (eds.). Recognition of Air Pollution Injury to Vegetation: A Pictorial Atlas. Air Pollution Control Association, Pittsburgh, PA, 1998.
  • Johnson, W.T. and H.H. Lyon. Insects that Feed on Trees and Shrubs. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1991.
  • Olkowski, W.S., S. Daar, and H. Olkowski. Common-Sense Pest Control: Least Toxic Solutions for Your Home Garden, Pets, and Community. Tauton Press, Newtown, CT, 1991.
  • Pirone, P.P. Diseases and Pests of Ornamental Plants (5th ed.). John Wiley and sons, New York, 1978.
  • Powell, C.C. and R.K. Lindquist. Ball Pest and Disease Manual. Ball Publishing, Batavia, IL, 1997.
  • Pscheidt, J. (ed.). Pacific Northwest Plant Disease Management Handbook. Extension Services of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, revised annually.
  • Sinclair, W.A., H.H. Lyon, and W.T. Johnson. Diseases of Trees and Shrubs. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 2005.
  • Strider, D.L. (ed.). Diseases of Floral Crops. Praeger Publishers Division of Greenwood Press, Inc., Westport, CT, 1985.
  • Ziller, W.G. The Tree Rusts of Western Canada. Canadian Forestry Service Publication No. 1329, Victoria, BC, 1974.
The Disease Compendium Series of The American Phytopathological Society
  • Chase, A.R.Foliage Plant Diseases: Diagnosis and Control. APS Press, St. Paul, MN, 1997.
  • Chase, A.R. Compendium of Ornamental Foliage Plant Diseases. APS Press, St. Paul, MN, 1987.
  • Coyier, D.L. and M.K. Roane (eds.). Compendium of Rhododendron and Azalea Diseases. APS Press, St. Paul, MN, 1986.
  • Daughtrey, M.L., R.L. Wick, J.L. Peterson. Compendium of Flowering Potted Plant Diseases. APS Press, St. Paul, MN, 1995.
  • Foss, C.R., A.L. Antonelli, C. Daniels, and K. Duncan. Hortsense: Home Gardener Fact Sheets. Washington State University Extension. http://hortsense.cahnrs.wsu.edu/, 1999.
  • Hansen, E.M. (Ed.). and K.L. Lewis. Compendium of Conifer Diseases. APS Press, St. Paul, MN, 1997.
  • Horst, R.K. (Ed.) and P.E. Nelson. Compendium of Chrysanthemum Diseases. APS Press, St. Paul, MN, 1997.
  • Jones, A.L. and H.S. Aldwinckle (eds.). Compendium of Apple and Pear Diseases. APS Press, St. Paul, MN, 1990.
  • Ogawa, J.M., E.I. Zehr, G.W. Bird, D.F. Ritchie, K. Uriu, and J.K. Uyemoto (eds.). Compendium of Stone Fruit Diseases. APS Press, St. Paul, MN, 1995.
  • Stipes, R.J. And R.J. Campana (eds.). Compendium of Elm Disease. APS Press, St. Paul, MN, 1981.
Washington State University Extension Bulletins
  • Antonelli, A.L. and R.L. Campbell. Root Weevil Control on Rhododendrons. EB 0970.
  • Byther, R.S. Brown Rot of Stone Fruits. EB 1047.
  • Davidson, R.M. And RS Byther. Armillaria (Shoestring) Root Rot. EB 1776.
  • Davidson, R.M. And RS Byther. Verticillium Wilt of Maples. EB 0983.
  • Davison, A.D. and R.S. Byther. Algae, Lichens, and Mosses on Plants. EB 1050.
  • Johnson, D.A. and M.C. Ophardt. Leaf Scorch of Shade Trees. EB 1422.
  • Maleike, R., M.C. Ophardt, and S. Collman. Winter Injury of Landscape Plants in the Pacific Northwest. EB 1645.
  • Maloy, O.C. Diagnosis of Plant Diseases. EB 0751.
  • Maloy, O.C. Powdery Mildews. EB 1054.
  • Maloy, O.C. And AD Davison. Crown Gall. EB 0923.
  • Maloy, O.C. And G. Grove. Coryneum Blight of Stone Fruits. EB 1266.
  • Maloy, O.C. And C.B. Skotland. Verticillium Wilt. EB 1407.
  • Sustainable Gardening: The Oregon-Washington Master Gardener Handbook. Washington State University Extension and Oregon State University Extension Service, OREM8742, Corvallis, OR, 2003.
Web pages, Newspapers and Radio

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