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Branching Out Newsletter

Branching Out: A newsletter from the Plant Pathology department at Cornell University; it gives timely information on what pests are emerging, and Growing Degree Days for different areas.

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NEWA: Weather stations, primarily located on farms, deliver data to the NEWA website, which automatically calculates and displays weather data summaries, crop production tools, and IPM forecasts.

Trac Sod

TracSod: Easy-to-use software, created to record yearly spray and fertilizer treatments. TracSod offers sod growers easy-to-use spreadsheets such as SiteLists, ChemTable, and SprayData that link to create the detailed records and reports you need.

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The Pollinators Page: Growers and consumers are trying to understand pollinator issues and how they affect production or buying practices. This page has links to recorded seminars and links to additional information on the ornamentals-pollinators relationship.

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YouTube Playlist for Greenhouse, Christmas Trees, Nursery & Sod Production IPM: Helpful videos on ornamentals topics.

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Cornell Pest Management Guide for Commercial Turfgrass: Management information for common insect, disease, and weed pests.

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Environmental Impact Quotient

EIQ: the Environmental Impact Quotient, a tool to calculate the environmental impact of pesticides.