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An Integrated Pest Management
Newsletter for Trees and Shrubs

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Branching Out

Branching Out logoBRANCHING OUT, an IPM Newsletter for Trees and Shrubs may be just the ticket if your woody ornamentals pest management program could benefit from timely, reliable field reports and up-to date management recommendations.

What is Branching Out?
Faculty and staff in Cornell's Department of Plant Pathology, in cooperation with Cornell Cooperative Extension educators Dawn scoutingthroughout the state, gather information for Branching Out via on-site scouting at selected locations from Long Island to Rochester, and they use that information together with tips from professional and trade literature to prepare articles of interest to you.

Paid subscribers can also access the newsletter on-line. (Click on the 2021 Issues button on the left). If you don't have the passwords AND are a PAID subscriber simply e-mail sr369@ and request the passwords. Please let us know under whose name the subscription is listed.

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Branching Out Newsletter

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Each issue contains:

  • an up-to the-minute scouting report highlighting pest activity
  • in-depth feature articles
  • growing degree-day reports
  • other items of interest to tree care professionals

See About This Newsletter for more information.

Branching Out readers report:

  • their pest management activities are based on better information
  • they apply fewer pesticides
  • those pesticides they do apply are better directed at truly damaging pests (and at the appropriate time to control those pests).

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| 2019 Index | Other IPM Sites | Cornell Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic | Cornell University Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section


Branching Out feature articles at your fingertips
Did you ever wish recent Branching Out feature articles were easily available online? Well, now they are!  Branching Out feature articles from 2012–2017 are available on a Cornell eCommons website.
The feature articles on eCommons are indexed and searchable. This project was made possible through a NY State IPM Program grant. 

Branching Out: Features from the Past for the Future Book

Branching Out Feature Book

Cost $35 (includes postage and handling in continental US. Price for Canada is $57)

We’ve consolidated and organized the 150 updated feature articles previously published (1996–2011) in Branching Out into a 300 page book that we’re hoping will enable plant health care professionals to have ready access to up-to-date tree and shrub pest management information.


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