Extension Ag Update
November/December 2004
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Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management

Brian Caldwellm, Emily Brown Rosen, Dr. Eric Sideman, Dr. Anthony M. Shelton, Dr. Christine D. Smart

The Guide is divided into three sections. The first section provides cultural information and management practices for a number of important vegetable crop groups. For each family, key pests and disease problems are described. Cultural methods and management practices that will help control the problem are listed, as well as materials that may be recommended for use.

The second section is a set of generic fact sheets about specific materials that can be used in organic systems. The fact sheets provide background information about the type of material, how it is made, how it works, and the types of pests it will control. Replicated field trials on crops grown in the northeast are included.

The last section contains appendices with useful information about additional practices such as plant resistance, trap cropping, habitats for beneficial insects, the concepts of induced or systemic acquired resistance, materials exempt from pesticide regulation, and additional resources.

The Guide is available on the web.  A limited number of printed copies of this guide are from: Gemma Osborne, NYSAES, 630 W. North Street, Geneva, NY  14456,
, 315-787-2248.

Dairy Markets in Asia: An Overview of Recent Findings and Implications, 05-BP 47

An economic look at Asia’s rapidly expanding dairy systems.   To order contact: Circulation Manager, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University, 578 Heady Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-1070, card-pub@iastate.edu