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    • Bee a Good Neighbor—Information for beekeepers and neighbors 

      Gangloff-Kaufmann, Jody (New York State IPM Program, 2012)
      In most rural areas of New York State, commercial beekeepers are an integral part of farming and food production. Keepers may tend to dozens or hundreds of hives, which are transported to growers’ fields for pollination ...
    • Beneficial Insects 

      Spangler, Steve M.; Agnello, Arthur (New York State IPM Program, 1989)
      Many insects in apple orchards benefit growers by feeding on pest species. It is important that growers be able to recognize these beneficial insects so that they are not mistaken for pests. This fact sheet reviews the ...
    • Biocontrol Around the Home: Mosquito Control 

      Dunn, Amara R. (New York State Integrated Pest Management Program, 2018)
      How to use Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies israelensis to control mosquitoes around the home.
    • Biocontrol Around the Home: Nematodes for White Grubs 

      Dunn, Amara; Wickings, Kyle (New York State Integrated Pest Management Program, 2020)
      Nematodes are tiny roundworms—so tiny you need a microscope to see them. While some are pests because they eat your plants, others are beneficial because they kill insects —including many pests. These nematodes that kill ...
    • Black Cutworm in Field Corn Management Guide 

      Wise, Ken; Waldron, Keith; Woodsen, Mary (New York State IPM Program, 2014)
      A brochure about managing black cutworm using IPM methods
    • Black Dot Disease of Potato 

      Zitter, Thomas A.; Hsu, Louis; Halseth, Donald E. (New York State IPM Program, 1989)
      Black dot disease of potato, caused by the fungus Colletotrichum coccodes, is generally considered to be a weak root pathogen of potato. Recent studies in New York and elsewhere have revealed, however, that this disease ...
    • Black Knot of Plums 

      Wilcox, Wayne F. (New York State IPM Program, 1992)
      Black knot is a common and often serious disease of plum and prune trees in New York. Once established, the disease becomes progressively more severe each year unless control measures are taken. Infected limbs and twigs ...
    • Black Rot 

      Wilcox, Wayne F. (New York State IPM Program, 2003)
      Black rot is an important fungal disease of grapes that originated in eastern North America, but which now occurs in portions of Europe, South America, and Asia as well. It can cause complete crop loss in warm, humid ...
    • Black Rot of Crucifers 

      McGrath, Margaret T. (New York State IPM Program, 1994)
      Black rot, caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris, is considered the most serious disease of crucifer crops worldwide. This disease is also known as blight, black stem, black vein, stem rot, and stump ...
    • Black Stem Borer 

      Agnello, Arthur (New York State Integrated Pest Management Program, 2020)
      The black stem borer is an introduced species from eastern Asia that first was detected in NY in greenhouse-grown grape stems in 1932, but has since been documented in most parts of the US. A member of the group known as ...
    • Blossom End Rot of Tomato 

      Sherf, Arden; Woods, Thomas (New York State IPM Program, 1979)
      Blossom end rot is a troublesome disease, familiar to most gardeners who have grown tomatoes. The disease is often prevalent in commercial as well as home garden tomatoes, and severe losses may occur if preventive control ...
    • Blueberry Scorch Disease 

      Gottula, John; Cox, Kerik; Carroll, Juliet; Fuchs, Marc F. (New York State IPM Program, 2012)
      Scorch is a viral disease that is a considerable threat to New York blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) production. Caused by Blueberry scorch virus (BlScV), the disease is spread through clonal propagation of infected plant ...
    • Blueberry Shock Disease 

      Gottula, John; Cox, Kerik; Carroll, Juliet; Fuchs, Marc F. (New York State IPM Program, 2012)
      Blueberry shock disease, caused by Blueberry shock virus (BlShV), threatens profitable and sustainable blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) production. The disease has recently emerged in New York, having been confirmed in 2011. ...
    • Botrytis Bunch Rot & Blight 

      Pearson, Roger C. (New York State IPM Program, 1984)
      Botrytis bunch rot and blight of leaves, shoots and blossom clusters, also called gray mold, occurs throughout the viticultural world. The fungus causing the disease grows and reproduces on senescent or dead plant tissue. ...
    • Botrytis Fruit Rot 

      Burr, T.J.; Pearson, R.C.; Schwarz, M.R. (New York State IPM Program, 1985)
      Botrytis fruit rot, also called gray mold, is a major disease of strawberries throughout the world. The disease, caused by the fungus Botrytis cinerea. is responsible for fruit losses of 50 percent or more during cool, wet ...
    • Botrytis Gray Mold of Greenhouse and Field Tomatoes 

      Zitter, Thomas A. (New York State IPM Program, 1986)
      Botrytis blight, or gray mold, as it is commonly known, has an exceptionally wide host range with well over 200 reported hosts. The fungus can occur as both a parasite and a saprophyte on the same wide range of hosts. This ...
    • Botrytis Leaf Blight 

      Lorbeer, J.W.; Andaloro, J.T. (New York State IPM Program, 1983)
      Botrytis leaf blight (BLB) is a fungal disease that occurs in many of the onion growing areas of the world. The causal organism, Botrytis squamosa, causes leaf spots (lesions) and maceration of leaf tissue resulting in ...
    • Brown Rot of Stone and Pome Fruit 

      Strickland, David; Carroll, Juliet; Cox, Kerik (New York State IPM Program, 2019)
      Brown rot occurs on all stone fruit worldwide and afflicts blossoms, twigs, and fruit, both pre- and post-harvest. Several closely-related fungal species, collectively known as Monilinia spp. cause the disease. In stone ...
    • Bugs in Strange Places: The Brown-banded Cockroach 

      Alpert, Gary; Frye, Matthew (New York State IPM Program, 2014)
      Brown-banded cockroaches look and behave differently than other small cockroaches, such as the German cockroach. Therefore, correct identification of the pest and a thorough inspection of the premises are needed before ...
    • Bumble Bees – Pollinators that Sting 

      Alpert, Gary; Frye, Matthew (New York State IPM Program, 2014)
      Bumble bees are familiar spring and summer insects in the Northeastern United States. They are most often observed visiting flowers, but can become a problem when nesting near human activity.