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"Interpretation of an Insect" art by local Genesee County students
Image by CCE of Genesee County

"Interpretation of an Insect" art by local Genesee County students

Insects

Cornell University and Cooperative Extension have many resources available to help you identify and manage insect pests in your home, garden or landscape.

Visit Cornell CAL's Garden Based Learning page for many resources about home gardening!  

Learn more about pests in the vegetable garden:
Managing Home Vegetable Garden Pests (pdf)

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Pest Management around the Home (link to purchase) is a more detailed guide to pest identification and management strategies.

For a comprehensive list of insect fact sheets visit Cornell’s Insect Diagnostic Laboratory website, where you’ll find detailed fact sheets in alphabetical order or grouped by category

as well as instructions for collecting and submitting samples or photos for identification. IDL also provides a general factsheet on managing Home Vegetable Garden Pests.

What’s Wrong with My Plant? This user-friendly tool available through the University of Minnesota Extension office allows you to select a plant (including vegetables and fruits, annuals, perennials, trees, shurbs, and turf) and its symptoms and then view photos and brief descriptions of the likely cause.

CCE Genesee's Master Gardeners are available to assist with pest identification and management strategies. They are in the office 10 am- 12 pm Monday through Friday and can also be reached by phone at 585-343-3040 x 127.

Last updated April 27, 2017