Pennsylvania Mushroom Integrated Pest Management Handbook
Intended for growers, as well as researchers, as both an educational tool and a reference manual, this full-color publication addresses the most important pest organisms with the potential to reduce mushroom yield and quality. It is divided into two parts that cover the theory of integrated pest management (IPM) and the practical aspects of IPM in mushroom growing. The section on IPM in mushroom growing describes how unique features of mushroom crops can be used effectively in IPM, and how the theory of IPM can be applied effectively.
Mushroom growers and researchers
IPM and its historical perspective; the concepts of pest management and types of control; the importance of understanding pest life cycles and biology; how unique features of mushroom crops can be used effectively in IPM, and how the theory of IPM can be applied effectively; specific control techniques (exclusion; cultural control; biological control; chemical control); pesticide safety; and pest species biology and control (arthropod pests, fungal pathogens, weed and indicator molds, bacterial diseases, nematodes, and virus disease)
J. Craig Williams