IPMnet

Commercial Ornamental Horticulture...Focusing on IPM
IPMnet is an on-line resource for commercial ornamental plant production and maintenance with an emphasis on using an integrated pest management approach. We primarily work with nursery growers, landscapers, greenhouse growers, cut flower growers, IPM scouts, and arborists. According the 2018 Horticulture Industry Survey, gross sales for the ornamental green industry are $1.376 billion.

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  • Spray drone over mum trial plants

    Using Spray Drones

    In 2021, the University of Maryland Extension Commercial Ornamental Horticulture team with Kirk Floyd, KDrone Services, looked at using a drone to spray a mum crop for insect control. We did a small trial at our UMD research center. We also conducted a trial at Catoctin Mountain Growers in Keymar, Maryland. More information is in the February 2022 issue of GrowerTalks.

  • Spray drone on launch pad

    Spray Drones in Nurseries

    In 2021, the University of Maryland Extension Commercial Ornamental Horticulture team with Kirk Floyd, KDrone Services, and Brian Kunkel, University of Delaware, looked at using a drone to spray arborvitae trees for bagworm control in a Maryland nursery. Details and the results of this trial have been published in the March 1, 2022 issue of GrowerTalks.

  • Mums in containers with trickle irrigation

    Water Testing

    Need to test your irrigation water? As the growing season is getting started, now is a good time to get your irrigation water tested to determine if any changes with your spring plans need to be made.

    Andrew Ristvey, UMD Extension compiled a short list of testing companies in the September 3, 2021 Landscape and Nursery IPM report.

IPM Scouting Videos

  • Arriving to do IPM scouting (Stanton Gill and Karen Rane)

  • IPM Scouting and EC and pH Testing (Andrew Ristvey)

  • Sending Samples to a Plant Diagnostic Lab (Karen Rane)

  • Scouting for Diseases in the Greenhouse - Part 1 (David Clement)

  • Scouting for Diseases in the Greenhouse - Part 2 (David Clement)