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EcoGardening - 21 factsheets that focus on ecological approaches to gardening.

Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic - Factsheets on diseases of vegetables and herbs, annual and perennial flowers, trees and shrubs, lawn, fruits, greenhouse and foliage plants, and more.

Insect Diagnostic Lab Fact Sheets - Diagnosis and solution of common insect pest problems.

New York State IPM Program factsheets - Highlights for gardeners include beneficial insects), and online brochures on Weeds and Your Garden, Weeds and Your Lawn, Grubs in Your Lawn) and other publications. While mostly targeted to commercial growers, gardeners may find useful the factsheets on vegetables, berries, grapes, fruit trees, and weeds.

Vegetable Disease Factsheets - From the Dept. of Plant Pathology. Targeted to commercial growers, but diagnosis information may be useful to gardeners.

The Nether World of Forestry - Articles published in The NY Forest Owner, on identification and role of forest insects.

Wildlife damage publications - From Cornell's Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Damage Management Program, includes online factsheets on deer, woodchucks, squirrels, snakes, raccoons, and bats.

Giant Hogweed - This escaped ornamental is becoming invasive in places. Easy pictorial guide to distinguishing hogweed from similar plants.

Sudden Oak Death - New disease that could threaten the area infests certain species of oak, rhododendron, arrowwood, others.

Weed Control for the Home Vegetable Garden [2.7 MB .pdf, 1989] - Mechanical, cultural and chemical strategies. See Pesticide Management Education Program and read labels for updated herbicide recommendations.

Weeds in Ornamental Plantings [1.1 MB .pdf, 1977] - Identification and control measures. See Pesticide Management Education Program and read labels for updated herbicide recommendations.

Plant Health Care for Landscapes and Gardens at Home and in the Community - Preventing problems is the key to keeping plants healthy. Summary version: Plant Health Care: A Basis for IPM.


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