Ornamental IPM

Environmentally and economically sensible ways to protect ornamental crops from insects, plant diseases, weeds, and vertebrate pests.

Scouting Made Easy

No more carrying a clipboard through the greenhouse. Now your smartphone or tablet puts everything you need to know in the palm of your hand.

Pocket IPM Greenhouse Scout App


Landscape and Forest Pests

Information on identification, spread, and reporting for a series of invasive diseases and insects that affect tree species in NYS landscapes and forests

Choosing "native-friendly" ornamentals

Invasive species are among the top causes of biodiversity loss across the globe. Horticulturalists and gardeners can be part of the solution by growing and planting alternatives to ornamental invasive plants.

Using landscape plants that have genetic resistance to insects or diseases is a key pest management strategy. Resistant cultivars may not be immune to a pest but can handle more without showing damage or dying. These documents are summaries of recent research.

Not all sources agree on the level of resistance for a species or cultivar. The intensity of a pest attack, environmental factors, or the varieties compared may have affected outcomes.  We have not evaluated the methods of testing resistance or compared them between sources.

Our experts

portrait of Betsy Lamb
Elizabeth Lamb

Senior Extension Associate, Ornamentals IPM Coordinator

NYS Integrated Pest Management

Adjunct Assistant Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Elizabeth Lamb
Ornamental and greenhouse integrated pest management