ITHACA, N.Y. — If a pest is attacking one of your ornamental trees or shrubs, you can now turn to the online Interactive Plant Manager for help in diagnosing and dealing with it.
Search by pest name or type, plant name or sign or symptom to learn what’s eating your plant and what to do about it.
The Web site, at www.nysipm.cornell.edu/aes_ornamental.asp, provides easy-to-read fact sheets with such information as range maps, photos of pests, the damage they cause and life-cycle charts. It also recommends the least toxic way to control the pests and provides quick links to pesticide guidelines and other resources.
A project of the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program based at Cornell, the new tool is intended not only for homeowners but also for landscapers, arborists, nursery growers, landscape architects and Extension educators.
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