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By Caroline Hooks   Landscape integrated pest management (IPM) uses research and common sense to allow mindful, informed decisions for landscape health. It is a holistic approach, taking into account many different variables and biological relationships. Practicing IPM requires knowledge of plant science, plant pathology, and entomology. Using regular monitoring and a preventive approach, treatment… Read more »

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by Joanne Mead         Many factors cause Maryland weather to be quite changeable and unpredictable, with major extremes in both weekly weather patterns and year to year trends. Proximity to large bodies of water like the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay; the mountains in the western part of the state; and a location that… Read more »

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by Erin C. Young Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an Asian flat headed borer that is currently devastating ash trees in the North Eastern United States. First reported in 2002 in the Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario area, it swiftly made its way into Maryland and the surrounding states in 2003 (Fig 1). Figure 1(USDA… Read more »