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. The sales break down as the following: landscaper sales are 41%, grower sales are 35%, retail sales are 14%, and other sales make up 10%. 

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  • Fall Armyworms

    Fall armyworms have been a surprise pest late this summer. The caterpillars caused a lot of damage to turf in Maryland in August. We have been receiving reports of egg hatch of another generation in September. See the special alert for fall armyworms and updates in the September IPM reports.

    View of turf area
  • Commercial Cut Flower Farms

    With over 60 participants, we had a great 2021 Summer Cut Flower Tour on September 14th. An important piece of advice from Ko Klaver, Botanical Trading Company, was to be sure to plan ahead when ordering bulbs. Place orders as soon as a production season ends.

    Cut Flowers in bloom