Posts by Elizabeth Lamb

Elizabeth Lamb is a Senior Extension Associate with the NYS Integrated Pest Management Program at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. For more information, contact Elizabeth Lamb at 607 254-8800 or
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Chrysanthemum White Rust: Good Management Prevents Major Losses

By Elizabeth Lamb / October 1, 2012

by Elizabeth Lamb, Margery Daughtrey, Margaret Kelly Chrysanthemum white rust (CWR) is a fungal disease of chrysanthemums caused by Pucciniahoriana that can cause severe damage, including complete crop loss due…

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Winter Homework? Take an Online Class!

By Elizabeth Lamb / January 9, 2012

Winter has arrived!  What can you do with those long evenings?  Learn something new with distance learning! ‘Distance learning’ is the delivery of instruction through electronic means where the instructor…

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Building the C in CSA: Websites, Newsletters and Blogs for Community Supported Agriculture Members

By Elizabeth Lamb / October 3, 2011

The first things that come to mind when starting a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farming operation probably relate more to the what, where, when, and who of growing crops than…

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Your first line of defense for greenhouse pest control? Keep it clean

By Elizabeth Lamb / January 9, 2011

Much of using greenhouse sanitation for managing disease, insect and weed pests is common sense.  Finding a way to fit it into your production system is sometimes the hard part…

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Another Tool for your Disease Management Toolbox: Disease Resistant Varieties

By Elizabeth Lamb / October 3, 2010

Last summer’s tomato late blight epidemic may have been the first time many people heard about using resistant varieties to control disease.  But what is disease resistance and how can…

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Resource Spotlight: Organic Insect and Disease Management

By Elizabeth Lamb / October 3, 2010

As new plant diseases seem to appear every year, it is a good idea to have some resources to help you identify and treat them.  Here are a few places…

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Grow Trees Not Weeds! Weed Control Strategies in Christmas Tree Plantings

By Elizabeth Lamb / April 4, 2010

Weeds in Christmas tree plantings are often the most difficult pests to control. They can reduce growth rates in young trees and affect the shape of older ones. They can…

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