Managing Weeds, Insects & Disease

Integrated Pest Management

Teaching Integrated Pest Management in the Classroom.
K-12 IPM Curriculum.
Online Games.
Got Pests? is an online tool to help identify and manage pest issues.
Good Bug, Bad Bug: your take-along insect identification guide.
Bugwood displays impressive photos of insects from the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
No More Pests! IPM for Teachers and Kids.
Your local Cooperative Extension office.
Kathy Murray, Maine School IPM Coordinator with the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.
Your own school IPM Coordinator (check with your administration, every school has one).

Invasive Species

Maine Natural Areas Program: Invasive Species.
USDA National Invasive Species Information Center.
USDA Plants Database.

Weeds

“A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.

University of California IPM Online: Weed Photo Gallery. Identify your weed! Although this resource is based in California, it does contain many common weeds found in Maine gardens.
Hand Tools for Weeding.
There’s More to Weeding Than Meets the Eye! Cultural Weed Control. (Scroll down to second article).
MOFGA Fact Sheet #6: Garden Weeds.
Learn about Weed Ecology research at the University of Maine, keep up to date on current projects and watch videos.
National Gardening Association Weed Library.
Identify Edible Weeds.

Disesase

University of Maine Plant Disease Fact Sheets and Images.
How to send a sample to the University of Maine Diagnostic Lab.

Insects

University of Maine Insect Fact Sheets and other useful links.
How to send an insect specimen to the University of Maine Diagnostic Lab.