Contents

Contributors and Acknowledgements

CHAPTER ONE  Integrated Pest Management In the Interiorscape Environment

Monitoring and Detection
Diagnosis and Identification
Economic and Aesthetic Significance
Selection of Management Methods
IPM Evaluation

CHAPTER TWO  Plant Selection and Management

Plant Selection
Light Requirements
Temperature Requirements
Purchase High Quality Plant Material
Acclimating Plants Prior to Planting
Maintenance in the Interiorscape
Watering
Fertilizing
Cleaning
Pruning

CHAPTER THREE  Diseases of Indoor Plants

Abiotic Disorders
Biotic Disorders
Infectious Diseases on Indoor Plants
Fungi
Bacteria
Viruses
Root Diseases
Nematodes

CHAPTER FOUR  Insect Management in the Interiorscape Environment

Components of Integrated Pest Management
Monitoring
Biological Control
Pesticides
Record Keeping
Aphids
Chrysanthemum Aphid
Green Peach Aphid
Melon or Cotton Aphid
Flies
Fungus Gnats
Shore Flies
Mealybugs
Introduction
Citrus Mealybug
Longtail Mealybug
Mexican Mealybug
Root Mealybug
Mites
Broad Mites
Cyclamen Mites
Twospotted Mites
Scale Insects
Introduction
Boisduval Scale
Brown Soft Scale
Fern Scale
Hemispherical Scale
Tessellated Scale

CHAPTER FIVE   Biological Control

Biological Control Implementation
Selecting Natural Enemies
Purchasing Natural Enemies
Sources of Biological Control Agents
Biological Control in the Great Indoors: At the Mall Of America

APPENDIX

Interiorscape Pest Management References