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Landscape & Ornamental

The Landscape and Ornamental Pest Management program's objective is to develop management systems that allow the quality of plantings to be maintained while minimizing the public health and environmental risks associated with pesticide applications to residential and public grounds. Further we seek to help the public protect themselves and their properties from native and exotic invasive pests.

Current research in our laboratory focuses in the following areas:

  • Landscape ecology
  • Chemical ecology
  • Consumer attitudes toward insect injury
  • Biorational pesticide use

We maintain an active Extension and Outreach Program in the following areas

  • Insect pests of ornamentals
  • Exotic invasive forest pests
  • Hitch-hiking pests on ornamental crops and solid wood packing material
  • Alternative Control Outreach Research Network (ACORN) for home gardeners

For information on landscape and ornamental pest management contact Dr. Cliff Sadof or visit his landscape entomology webpage.

Department of Entomology
901 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2089
(765) 494-8761
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