Southeastern Ornamental Horticulture Production and Integrated Pest Management

News alerts and tips from Southeastern universities.

About Gary Knox

Extension Specialist and Professor of Environmental Horticulture at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy, Florida.

New IPM Video from UF & UGA

A variety of sustainable pest management strategies are available for nurseries ranging from simple items requiring little investment to major infrastructural changes. This video presents an overview of IPM including sanitation, irrigation and systems approaches to sustainable pest management. More information is available on the project website: http://site.caes.uga.edu/snpp/ To watch…
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Robots in Nursery Production

If you want a glimpse into the future, check out the action in a drab warehouse in Billerica, Mass. That’s where a start-up called Harvest Automation is working out new robots that could wipe out an entire category of agricultural labor. Harvest sells small, battery-powered robots that move potted trees…
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Alternatives to Synthetic Herbicides for Weed Management in Container Nurseries

Weed management is one of the most critical and costly aspects for container nursery production. High irrigation and fertilization rates create a favorable environment for weed growth in addition to crop growth. Weeds can quickly out-compete the crop for light and other resources, reducing the rate and amount of crop…
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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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