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Landscape IPM, PMA 4242, Section 9431 (3 credit hours) University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale http://grove.ufl.edu/~turf/landscapeIPM/ Philip Busey, [email protected] 954-577-6337 (office) January 12, 2007 Phyla of interest Classification of organisms The vast majority of phyla are not a major part of the landscape and are not pests. Animals Arthropoda - insects and mites, important pests of turf and ornamentals and important natural enemies of turf and ornamental pests Nematoda - the roundworms, or nematodes, important pests of turf and ornamental root systems, and important biological controls of mole crickets Other: Chordata - chordates, which include vertebrates as pests; Mollusca - mollusks including snails; Annelida - earthworms, which can be a nuisance on golf courses; there are 35 other animal phyla that are of little importance in the landscape
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Unformatted text preview: Plants Anthophyta- flowering plants, representing major beneficial landscape species, and almost all weeds Pinophyta- the conifers, or cone-bearing plants, representing useful evergreen species often in cooler climates, with few weedy plants Other: There are 8 other plant phyla represented less frequently in the landscape, such as Pteridophyta (ferns) and Cycadophyta (cycads) and several groups of nonvascular plants Fungi Ascomycota- ascomycetes including most plant pathogentic fungi such as watermolds (Pythium), Fusarium, etc. Basidomycota- basidiomycetes including rusts, smuts, true mushrooms and other advanced fungi Protists Amoebozoa- slime molds, rarely present and of little consequence in turf and ornamental areas Prokaryotes Cyanobacteria- blue-green algae which are occasionally on golf greens...
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