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About Matthew Chappell

University of Georgia Horticulture Department

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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Pest Management Strategic Plan for Container and Field-Produced Nursery Crops

PMSP Authors: Craig Adkins, Greg Armel, Matthew Chappell, J.C. Chong, Steven Frank, Amy Fulcher, Frank Hale, William Klingeman III, Kelly Ivors, Anthony LeBude, Joe Neal, Andrew Senesac, Sarah White, Jean Williams-Woodward, Alan Windham Get the whole publication here: http://www.ipmcenters.org/pmsp/pdf/GA-KY-NC-SC-TNnurserycropsPMSP.pdf And an abstract is below. —————————————— Plant damage by pests is a predominant source…
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USDA Unveils New Plant Hardiness Zone Map

By Kim Kaplan January 25, 2012 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released the new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM), updating a useful tool for gardners and researchers for the first time since 1990 with greater accuracy and detail. The new map—jointly developed by USDA’s Agricultural Research Service(ARS) and Oregon State…
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Georgia Green Industry Association – Educational Programming – Keynote Speaker Clark Howard!

The time is almost upon us – The GGIA WinterGreen education programs begin Wednesday 1-25-12 (continuing until Friday) and the Tradeshow will be in full gear Thursday and Friday. Check out the program here: http://www.ggia.org/docs/2012%20Attendee%20Brochure%20Cover.pdf LOTS of CEUs available for arborist, Irrigation Association and state pesticide recertification. One change –…
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Preemergence-applied Herbicides for Liriope

A common question I (Matthew Chappell) get is, “what reemergence herbicides can be utilized with liriope?” Well – let’s give this a whirl! ——————————– Authors: Christine K. Hayes, Charles H. Gilliam, Gary J. Keever, John W. Olive, and D. Joseph Eakes (Auburn University Horticulture Dept.) Liriope is a herbaceous perennial…
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Crop Profile Container and Field-Produced Nursery Crops in GA, KY, NC, SC, and TN

Crop Profile Authors: Craig Adkins, Greg Armel, Matthew Chappell, J.C. Chong, Steven Frank, Amy Fulcher, Frank Hale, William Klingeman III, Kelly Ivors, Anthony LeBude, Joe Neal, Andrew Senesac, Sarah White, Alan Windham, Jean Williams-Woodward Oh what a document – a one stop shop for basic crop production info and disease, insect and weed…
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