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CUES: Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability




Dr. Vera Krischik's Lab: People & Projects:

 Photo: Charles T. Bryson

Courses & Certifications:


Spring 2014: ENT 4015

Ornamentals & Turf Entomology


Spring 2014: ENT 5009

Pesticides ENT 5009 spring 2014

ENT 5009 old

Photo: Vance Publishing


Pesticide Certification, Categories A & E

Study power points here

Register at MNLA:

March 19+20, 2014

April 9+10, 2014



MNLA Green Expo, Jan 8 and 10, 2014, Krischik talks

8:00 am, 4:00 pm Pollinators and Pesticides slideshow


11:00 am Greenhouse IPM slideshow

             GH IPM programs

             GH Insecticides

             GH fungicides       

2014 Greenhouse pests, insecticides, and labels

2008 Greenhouse insecticides


Online Master Gardener Training

2013 LCCMR Pollinator Conservation Online Workshop

2005 Master Gardener Course

Books, Handouts, & News:


IPM of Midwest Landscapes

View Book Online!

June 2007, $30; Order form



Insecticides for greenhouse, turf, and landscape

2014 Greenhouse pests, insecticides, and labels

2010-2013 LCCMR Pollinator Conservation: How to Use Insecticides

2008 New insecticides for all sites

2008 Greenhouse insecticides



Christmas Tree Management

2014 March 14 MCTA winter meeting slide show

2014 March 14 MCTA winter meeting 2011 insecticides for christmas trees (Penn State, Pennsylvania)

2014 March 14 MCTA winter meeting new book on firs from Oregon State

2007 PA Xmas tree insecticides

2009 Websites for Xmas Tree IPM


MNLA Newsletter

April 08
April 07
April 06
March 06


Featured Topics:

Beneficial parasitoid feeding on flower nectar (W. Cranshaw, photo)

About CUES

Introduction to sustainable landscape management and IPM

Introduced Pine Sawflies

External Search Engines

External search engines for insects and pesticides

Honey Bee

Pollinator Conservation sponsored by 2010-2013 LCCMR

 "Mitigating Pollinator Decline"

Information on conservation of bees and other pollinators

Native Wildflowers

Gervais Lake Shoreland Project

Using native plants to attract butterflies and beneficial insects

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

Greenhouse Site

Biological control, pest identification and pest management information

Introduced Elm Leaf Beetle

Landscape IPM Diagnostic Site

Insect diagnosis, biorational management, biocontrol, and pesticides

Nitidulid Beetle

Tree Insect Diagnosis

Four diagnosis cases: elm, oak, pine, spruce

Euonymus Scale

Tree Insects

IInformation about managing tree insects

June Beetle

Turf Insects

Information about managing turf insects

Jumping Spider


Information about beneficial arthropods

Cottonwood Leaf Beetle

Cottonwood Leaf Beetle

Information about the cottonwood leaf beetle

Black Vine Weevil

Black Vine Weevil

Information about the black vine weevil

American Cockroach

Residential IPM

Information about residential IPM

Clickable Map

Landscape IPM Newsletters from Around the U.S.

Clickable map linked to newsletters

Cobweb Weaver

Spiders of the Midwest

Common spiders of the Midwest United States

Visit the CUES Resource Center and see for yourself!

For more information, visit the CUES Resource Center at the Andersen Library at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum or contact Dr. Vera Krischik, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, at or 612-625-7044

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