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8430. Stoltz, R.L., H.W. Homan, and C.R. Baird. 1990. Beneficial organisms associated with Pacific Northwest crops.. PNW 343, Ag Publications J40, Univ. Idaho, Moscow, ID 83843.
This seven-page publications contains full color photos and descriptions of 14 of the more common beneficial insects - as well as spiders, mites, and fungi - found in Pacific Northwest field crops. It is designed to assist farmers in identifying the beneficials.

154. Alberta Agriculture, Crop Protection Branch. 1989. Guide to crop protection in Alberta. 1988. Part II - Non-chemical control of weeds, insects, diseases for maximum economic yield.. Print Media Branch, Alberta Agriculture, 7000 - 113 St.,.
Alberta Agriculture's non-chemical guide to crop protection contains 28 pages of general advice on how to control weeds, insects, and disease in crops without chemical pesticides. This includes crop rotation, sanitation, crop competition, physical control, biocontrol, and field scouting. The rest of the book looks at specific pests and considers their life cycles, emergence, reproduction, management strategies, and control. Where available, tables of economic thresholds are included. This is an excellent reference for assessing potential alternatives to chemical pesticides for a large number of pests.

3200. Strand, L.L (ed.). 1990. Integrated pest management for small grains.. Univ. Calif. ANR Publ. 3333, Oakland, CA. 126 pp..
This publication is part of a series on major crops in California. It is a well-written volume with a wealth of information. There are many figures and pictures included to help in diagnosing pest problems. Cultural, biological, mechanical, and chemical controls are included.

6766. Tanigoshi, L.. 1990. untitled. unpublished list, Dept. of Entomology, Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA.
The table lists the natural enemies of the Russian wheat aphid (RWA) Diuraphis noxia, the country of origin, and the release date in WA state. Over ten natural enemies have been released to date.

8332. Brosten, D. and B. Simmonds. 1990. Air booms stir the industry.. Agrichemical Age Aug/Sept 1990, p. 5, 18-19.
New sprayer technology using high air velocity and/or electrostatic charge has the potential to deliver pesticides more effectively to the target and reduce their use by 25-50%. These sprayers can often be used under much windier conditions than conventional units with minimal risk of drift. The electrostatic unit gives droplets a negative charge, and thus they are attracted and attached to the positively charged plants. Pesticide half-life may also be increased by the charge.

8917. Cutler, H.G. (ed.). 1988. Biologically active natural products: potential use in agriculture.. ACS Symposium Series 380. American Chemical Society, Washginton, D.C. 483 pp..
This technical volume highlights the biochemistry of a number of potential compounds derived from microbes, plants, or insects, that may have a role as a pesticide or plant growth regulator. Topics include screening for microbial herbicides, the role of glucosinolates, compounds from sea organisms, and chitin/chitosan products.

10719. Sloan, A.J.. 1991. Researchers seeking alternative weevil controls.. Growers Guide, May 1991, p. C4.
The potential loss of parathion for controlling cabbage seed pod weevil on rapeseed or canola could dampen production of this promising alternate crop. The insect can decrease yields up to 30%. Resistant varieties are being developed at the University of Idaho that may be used in conjunction with other biocontrols.

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