The very popular IPM Pest and Weed Identifier Wheels are now available for purchase! The Pest Wheel helps the user identify and manage 12 common pests, including ants, snails, powdery mildew, and scale insects. The Weed Wheel covers 12 common garden and landscape weeds, including crabgrass and yellow nutsedge.
These interactive tools, developed by University of California Cooperative Extension Area IPM Advisor Cheryl Wilen and IPM Community Educator Scott Parker in San Diego County, help to identify each pest and provide pest-specific information, such as locations where the pest may be found, the damage it may cause, any special features of the pest, and least-toxic control options. Each wheel provides this information in both English and Spanish. Although the wheels were developed for use in San Diego County, the pests and weeds included are common throughout the state.
Both retail nursery staff as well as landscape professionals will find these wheels useful tools when discussing pest management concerns with their customers and clientele.
The Pest and Weed Identifier Wheels can be purchased for $4 each; this includes tax, shipping and handling. For more information or to place an order, please contact Scott Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-822-6932.