The Sentinel Plant Network Toolbox
Signage and Interpretation Resources (in the SPN Store!)
This is where you will find SPN's customizable signage templates that provide basic information on various threats like Sudden Oak Death and Laurel Wilt. You can also access our quick reponse (QR) codes that direct visitors to SPN's public-facing educational website and incorporate them in your own signage or plant label design!
Youth Programing Resources (in the SPN Store!)
This is where you will find a variety of supplemental Plant Heroes materials that make great prizes and giveaways that can enhance a young learners' experience.
Threat-specific pages with tactical information phenological cues, host plants, common signs and symptoms and opportunities to obtain traps and connect with pest survey efforts.
More topics being added all the time so keep checking back!
This is where you will find contact information for the NPDN Diagnostic Labs in your state as well as the "SPN Packing Slip" which should be filled out and submitted along with physical samples to ensure free processing.
This is where you will find SPN's train-the-trainer (scripted PowerPoint) modules and information about how to obtain an SPN implementation kit with teaching materials and supplies to enhance your First Detector training event.
Examples of Pest / Pathogen Management Materials
"Preparing plant collections for biological invasions: a study of the effects of emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) through case study analysis" (Gapinski, 2010). Click excerpted chapters (Abstract, Introduction, Literature Review, Discussion and Recommendations) or, for full thesis, click here.
Links of Interest
APHIS's Hungry Pests Site (FAQ pages, photos, pest tracker maps, reporting & mgmt tips)
National Site for USDA Regional IPM Centers (Crop Profiles, Pest Alerts, Mgmt Research, etc.)
Emerald ash borer University (Webinars, publications, etc.)
Beetle Busters (Asian longhorned beetle FAQs, educational materials, games)
Pest / Pathogen Newsletters (by Region, then state)
National IPM Webinars: Webinars are typically scheduled for the first Thursday of each month starting at 11 am EST. Announcements are sent out via a listserve. This is not a discussion list. It is only used to send out information about the webinar series. You can sign up for the list serve by clicking here.
IL - The Morton Arboretum's Plant Health Care Report
IL - The University of Illinois Home, Yard & Garden Pest Newsletter
KY - University of Kentucky, Kentucky Pest News
MI - Michigan State University, Landscape Crop Advisory Team Alert
MA - UMass Landscape Message
NY - "Branching Out," an IPM Newsletter by Cornell Dept of Plant Pathology and Cornell Cooperative Extension
AK - University of Alaska, Extension, IPM (Insects and Diseases)
AZ - Arizona Plant Diagnotic Network (Pest Alerts)
CA - University of California IPM "Green Bulletin"
CA - LA County Agricultural Commissioner's Dept. (Pest / Disease information sheets, posters, etc.)
CO & WY - Mountain West IPM Pest Alerts
HI - Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture, Plant Pest Control Information (bottom of page)
WA - Washington State University Extension (Plant Pests and Diseases)
NC - Dr. Steven Frank's website "Insect Ecology and Integrated Pest Management"
Follow Dr. Frank's EcoIPM on Twitter
Follow Dr. Frank's OrnaPests on Twitter