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Hort 2251/2261: Insect Pests--Suggested Resources.

Books

C.O.D. Online Catalog http://lrc.cod.edu

Subject Headings:

Reference Materials

General Reference:

Garden Insects of North America REF SB605.N7 C73 2004
Flora: A Gardener's Encyclopedia REF SB403.2.F66 2003 vols. 1.& 2.
Encyclopedia of Insects REF QL462.3 .E487 2002

Identification and Classification:

American insects : a handbook of the insects of America north of Mexico GENERAL QL474 .A76 2000
Peterson first guide to insects of North America GENERAL QL474 .L43 1987

Article Databases

Use the Horticulture Databases List. Suggested databases:

  • Academic OneFile
  • Science Direct
  • Academic Search Premier

Websites and Search Engines

link to scirus

Scirus is a collection of websites about science and technology with an academic, scholarly focus. Citations can range from websites to journal articles freely available on the web. http://www.scirus.com

link to google

Google is a general search tool so use your discretion selecting websites. Is the page from an expert or a lay person? Is the author associated with a reputable organization? Is the information current? Is the information biased? http://www.google.com

link to NAPIS

National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS) is the database for the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) and is maintained by the Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Systems (CERIS). http://ceris.purdue.edu/napis/pests/index.html

link to TAMU image from http://insects.tamu.edu/imagegallery/

An image gallery of a variety of insect types including video and animations from Texas A & M University. http://insects.tamu.edu/imagegallery/

link to TAMU

Another great site from TAMU. Integrated pest management in the home garden is explored. Pest identification and control and beneficial insect introduction are well covered. http://vegipm.tamu.edu/

link UI IPM

A Pest Management information site from the University of Illinois. Has excellent information on insects that impact crops, turf and greenhouse plants. Be sure to check out the information on pesticides and recommended links. The full text of the Illinois Agricultural Pest Management Handbook 2004 is also available here. http://www.ipm.uiuc.edu/index.html

 

Link to UC Davis

University of California's Integrated Pest Management information site. Includes information on plant pests, including life cycles, damage and control. Careful! This information is about insects in California. Make sure the insect has a similar life span in llinois! http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/index.html

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