Southeastern Ornamental Horticulture Production and Integrated Pest Management

News alerts and tips from Southeastern universities.

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 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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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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