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What Happens to Soil Samples

Soil Testing Lab at Kansas State University – YouTube. Kansas State University just released this video on how our soil testing lab works. I’m sure it is a similar process at all soil testing labs, but I thought you might find it interesting. There are quite a few people working…
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Nursery Crop Selection and Market Implications

Matthew Chappell, Assistant Professor and Extension Horticulturist – Nursery Production, Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Gary W. Knox, Extension Specialist and Professor, Department of Environmental Horticulture, North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy, Florida. Each year, one of the first questions both seasoned and new nursery producers,…
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Agricultural Water Usage – Trends, Indicators, and What It All Means

Noel R. Gollehon, Senior Economist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, US Dept of Agriculture This webinar analyzed the complexities of irrigation practices through data analysis and graphical representation of trends to educate, identify efficiencies and improvements, and provide an accurate representation of the irrigation “story.” Key take-aways included – An analytical…
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2011 Archived Webinar Series – UGA Center for Urban Agriculture

Todd Hurt, UGA Center for Urban Agriculture Training Coordinator Bodie Pennisi, UGA Extension Horticulture/Landscape Specialist To watch archived presentations – click on the title for the month. Visit http://ugaurbanag.com/webinars for more details. 2011 ARCHIVED SESSIONS March 15th Pruning Tips for Professionals Rick Smith, The Pruning Guru, LLC April 5th Do’s and Don’ts…
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Prevention, Early Detection, and Eradication of Benghal Dayflower in Field Nurseries

Robert H. Stamps, professor of environmental horticulture and Extension cut foliage specialist, Mid-Florida Research and Education Center Benghal dayflower (Commelina benghalensis L.), an increasingly problematic weed, is also known as jio, tropical spiderwort, hairy wandering jew, and Indian dayflower, among other names. It is an herbaceous monocot (flowering plant that…
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“Green-up” Green Industry Training – Macon, GA — March 13, 2012

Green-up, an annual Green Industry event in middle Georgia, provides training opportunities (including CEUs) for landscapers and other Green Industry professionals. Knowledgeable speakers from across Georgia will join us for the day at Macon State College. Pesticide CEU’s in a wide range of categories will be available.   The agenda…
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SourceGeorgia – A free online buyer guide for GA-grown ornamental crops.

This posting officially begins the Spring 2012 season for SourceGeorgia. We hope you will find posting your availability links here will drive additional business your way. Remember, posting availability on this page is open to Georgia growers. Posting requests for plants is open to anyone who runs a commercial landscape,…
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National IPM Webinar finds a home at North Carolina State University

By: Steve Frank – Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University; and Kelly Ivors – Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University   The National IPM Webinar series was started in 2011 by Dr. Scott Ludwig at Texas A&M…
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New Downy Mildew Affecting Impatiens!!!

Jean Williams-Woodward, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist   A relatively new downy mildew disease is infecting impatiens (Impatiens walleriana), a shade-tolerant, flowering annual plant that is a staple in landscapes. Downy mildew on impatiens caused by Plasmopara obducens was first seen in 2004 and it has shown up sporadically in the US since…
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Magnolia Day at the University of Florida NFREC in Quincy!!!

Join us Saturday morning, February 18, to learn about, see and celebrate magnolias! Members of the Magnolia Family are prized worldwide for their flowers and have become some of the most widely planted trees. Since 2000, Environmental Horticulture Professor Gary Knox has planted more than 120 species and cultivars of…
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North American Plant Collections Consortium (NAPCC) designates national collection of Magnolia and other plants for germplasm preservation and research

The North American Plant Collections Consortium (NAPCC) is a network of botanical gardens and arboreta working to coordinate a continent-wide approach to plant germplasm preservation. NAPCC was organized by the American Public Gardens Association and the USDA Agricultural Research Service to identify national collections of plant species. In addition to displaying…
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Ambrosia Beetle Webinar – Free and Watch Anytime!!!

Steven Frank of NCSU presents a webinar on Ambrosia beetle – you can watch it anytime as it has been archived! Click the link below and follow the instructions – it is so easy a professor can get it to work in 3 minutes or less! http://go.ncsu.edu/ambrosia_beetle_webinar      …
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Shade Trees for Georgia

Authors Matthew R. Chappell, UGA Extension Horticulturist Kim D. Coder, UGA Professor of Tree Biology & Health Care and Gary Peiffer, DeKalb County, GA ANR Extension Agent Shade trees are a staple of Southern landscapes and include a variety of species, forms and seasonal appeal. In the Southeastern U.S., shade…
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Safe Procurement and Production Manual (Oregon State)

Manual outlines pest and pathogen prevention methods The Oregon Association of Nurseries has published the “Safe Procurement and Production Manual,” a 100-page guide to producing healthy nursery stock by using a systems approach. The book is available online now as a PDF download, at no cost. A print version will be made…
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BIG NEWS – 8 Species Added to P. ramorum Host List!!!

FEDERAL ORDER  Domestic quarantine for Phytophthora ramorum  DA-2012-03  January 25, 2012  This Federal Order is issued pursuant to the regulatory authority provided by the Plant Protection Act of June 20, 2000, as amended, Section 412(a), 7 U.S.C. 7712(a), which authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to prohibit or restrict the movement…
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