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About Matthew Chappell

University of Georgia Horticulture Department

Let’s not forget 2007…

The forecast is eerily reminiscent of 2007. Let’s not forget that the last frost date for north GA is a month out! Please consider the prospect of a late freeze when considering if you should remove cold frame covering. I wouldn’t do it until April 10…  
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USDA adds seven (7) Georgia counties to the Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Area

On February 22, 2016 The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) added Barrow, Cherokee, Douglas, Fannin, Habersham, Murray, and White Counties in Georgia to the list of regulated areas for the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). The Federal Quarantine specifically regulates the interstate movement of EAB-host wood and wood…
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The American Chestnut Foundation – Georgia Chapter Meeting

Meeting Description The GA-TACF annual meeting is an exciting opporunity to learn more about American chestnut restoration research in Georgia and national restoration efforts! Attendees will hear research presentations from Georgia scientists as well as from nationally recognized plant geneticist William Powell, who leads ground-breaking transgenic work with blight-resistant chestnuts…
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Changes to the Worker Protection Standard

by Joseph LaForest I  thought that many of you may be interested in recent changes to the Worker protection Standard.  EPA put out a good comparison chart which is in the PDF. http://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-09/documents/comparison-chart-wps.pdf   Here are what they list as the major revisions include Annual mandatory training to inform farmworkers on…
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2016 Center for Applied Nursery Research Grants Announced

Congratulations to the following researchers on their successful grant proposals in 2016. Research projects focus on agricultural engineering, environment and plant microclimate monitoring, entomology, plant pathology, soil science, horticulture, plant breeding and evaluation, new product evaluation, propagation, and water managemen. There are 5 funded projects for the year 2012 directed by…
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Precision Irrigation – Publications and Information Resources

SCRI-MINDS “Specialty Crop Research Initiative – Managing Irrigation and Nutrition via Distributed Sensing” Our project is all about saving water, increasing efficiency and reducing the environmental impacts of ornamental plant production practices! We are using wireless sensor networks and environmental modeling to more accurately predict and apply irrigation water in nursery…
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Highlights: July 27, 2015 Edition

The aim of HighLights newsletter is to keep nursery and landscape professionals, Extension and research personnel, Master Gardeners, horticultural suppliers, and home gardeners up-to-date on news from the Trial Gardens and horticultural research at the South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station in Poplarville. HighLights 2015-07-27
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2015 International Trials Conference – Portland, OR – August 24-27, 2015

Wilsonville, Oregon (July 9, 2015) – The International Trials Conference, held this year in Portland, Oregon, has announced its schedule of stops for this year’s conference tour of area sites playing vital roles in plant research, testing, and production. The day long excursion takes place on the next to last day of…
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