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Writers: M.K. Malinoski, E. Hartranft(1999 - 12/2000), D.L. Clement and J.T. Traunfeld. Photograph editing: M.K. Malinoski.  Maintained by Mary Kay Malinoski, the Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC), College of Agriculture of the University of Maryland.

This site was initially funded by a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Northeast Regional IPM grants program in 1998.

Ornamentals and Turf Sections Photographic Contributors:

HGIC Photographs: David Clement, Mary Kay Malinoski, Jon Traunfeld

John A. Davidson, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, Department of Entomology, College Park, MD

Gary W. Moorman, Professor of Plant Pathology, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Plant Pathology

L. R. Brown, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Riverside, CA

Ethyl Dutky, Plant Clinic Director, University of Maryland, Cooperative Extension Service, College Park, MD

Peter Dernoeden, Nat. Res. & Land. Arch., University of Maryland, College Park, MD, turf photos.

Kevin Mathias, Institute of Applied Agriculture, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, turf photos.

Mike Simini, Geo_Centers, Inc.

Robert Mulrooney, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Delaware, Townsend Hall, Newark, DE

James Sherald, Center for Urban Ecology, U. S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service

S. J. Kostka, Center for Urban Ecology, U. S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service

D. L. Morgan, Center for Urban Ecology, U. S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service

SFIWC: Southern Forest Insect Work Conference: SERA-IEG-12, The University of Georgia, Southern Cooperative Series Bulletin No. 383_Dec. 1995, G. K. Douce, G. J. Lenhard, D. J. Moorhead.

MDA: Maryland Department of Agriculture

USDA-Animal Plant Health Inspection Service.-Wildlife Service

Paula Shrewsbury

L. M. Vasvary, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Ornamentals text written by Mary Kay Malinoski and David L. Clement, Regional Specialists, HGIC, Ellen Hartranft (former Horticulture Consultant, HGIC).

Turf text written by Mary Kay Malinoski and David L. Clement, Regional Specialists, HGIC, Debra Ricigliano, Horticulture Consultant HGIC and Ellen Hartranft (former Horticulture Consultant, HGIC).

Beneficial Insects Section:

MCES Photographs: Hartmut Doebel, Mark Hardin, David Laughlin, John Davidson, and Michael J. Raupp, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Randy Gaugler, Department of Entomology and Economic Zoology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ: entomopathogenic nematode

Ron Wesloh, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CT: Ground beetle adult, Parasitic wasp adult

Steve Nakahara, SEL-ARS-USDA, BARC West, Beltsville, MD: Predaceous thrips adult.

Uncredited Photographs: Corel Professional Photos CD-Rom, Insects. 1993 Corel Corporation.

Pest Control Section:

F. Eugene Wood, Ret. Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, Department of Entomology, College Park, MD

EPA- Urban IPM Slide Set courtesy of  Jay Nixon, American Pest  Management, Inc.

Harold J. Harlan, Staff Entomologist, National Pest Control Association, 8100 Oak Street Dunn Loring, VA 22027

William J. Wrenn, Professor of Biology, P.O. Box 9019, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9019

Vegetables Section:

Vegetables text written by Jon H. Traunfeld, Regional Specialist, HGIC

Vegetable Photographs:

Galen Dively, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Kathryne Everts, Vegetable Plant Pathology, University of Maryland, Lower Eastern Shore Research and Extension Center, Salisbury MD.

James Linduska, Vegetable and Home Garden Insects, University of Maryland, Lower Eastern Shore Research and Extension Center, Salisbury MD.

James Kantzes, Vegetable Plant Pathology, University of Maryland, Lower Eastern Shore Research and Extension Center, Salisbury MD. Retired

Leon Higley, Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Photos of seed corn maggot.

B. Lyon, Department of Entomology, Purdue University, West Layfayette, IN. Photo of onion maggot life stages.

Clemson University USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series (contact Clyde S. Gorsuch), southern corn rootworm, image number 1435037, UGA.

Steve Johnston, Professor and Extension Vegetable Pathologist, Rutgers University, Bridgeton, NJ.

Robert Mulrooney, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Delaware, Townsend Hall, Newark, DE

A.F. Sherf, Cornell University, photo of PHOMA (Blackleg) and Tom Zitter, Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Vegetable MD Online, vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/.

Other photo contributors: Ray R. Kriner, John L. Hellman, G.M. Ghidiu, B.L. Peterson and J.T. Amdaho.

Wildlife Section:

Wildlife text written by Raymond V. Bosmans, Regional Specialist, HGIC

Wildlife Photographs:

U.S. Department of the Interior/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: James C. Leopold, Jon R. Nichols, Dane Menhe, B.J. McCaffery, S. Maslowski, Bosque D. Apache Hollingsworth.

USDA-Animal Plant Health Inspection Service -Wildlife Service, Les Terry

Special thanks to:

Michael Raupp,  Professor and Chairman,  University of Maryland, Department of Entomology, College Park, MD

John A. Davidson, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, Department of Entomology, College Park, MD

Casey Sclar,  IPM Coordinator, Longwood Gardens

Scott Aker, IPM Coordinator, US National Arboretum

Mention of trade names does not constitute an endorsement by the Cooperative Extension Service, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

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