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About Matthew Chappell

University of Georgia Horticulture Department

Mulberry Weed: Identification and Control

Mark Czarnota, Ph.D., Ornamental Weed Control Specialist ( Department of Horticulture, 1109 Experiment Street Griffin, GA 30223 Mulberry weed (Fatoua villosa) (Figures 1 and 2), gives both crop growers and Extension agents in Georgia a lot of problems. Also called crabweed or hairy crabweed, it invades landscapes, field nurseries and…
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Diagnostics System for Crop History and Disorders in Greenhouses and Nurseries

Bodie Pennisi, Extension Horticulture Specialist, 1109 Experiment Street, Griffin, GA 30223 Paul Thomas, Extension Horticulture Specialist, 224 Hoke Smith Building, Athens, GA 30602 This manual has been put together based upon consultation with Extension specialists and industry consultants with a great body of experience. Hundreds of greenhouse problems,…
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Maple Shoot Borer: Biology and Management of a Prominent Nursery Pest

Sarah J. Vanek, University of Kentucky Extension Associate for Nursery Crop Production   Importance to the Nursery Industry Maple shoot borer, Proteoterus aesculana (Riley) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), also known by the common names maple tip moth and maple twig borer, is a key insect pest of young maple trees in nurseries. Larvae cause tip dieback…
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Plant Material Shipments Federal and State Plant Protection Regulations Relevant to Your Nursery Business

Sarah J. Vanek, University of Kentucky Horticulture Department   Consider for a moment the major advancements in global trade that have developed in recent centuries. International shipments that once took months or even years to transport now reach their destination within hours or days. With regular use of airplanes, semi-trucks,…
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A Key to Important Diseases of Common Deciduous Kentucky Landscape and Forest Trees

John R. Hartman1, Jody M. Thompson2, Julie W. Beale3 and Sara J. Long3 1Plant Pathologist, University of Kentucky (retired). 2Forest Health Specialist, Kentucky Division of Forestry, 3Plant Disease Diagnosticians, University of Kentucky.     Instructions:  Select the tree that you are examining from the following choices. After selecting the…
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Suggested Plant Species for Sites with a History of Phytophthora Root Crown Rot

Authors: Tom Creswell, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University Kelly Ivors, Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University Mike Munster, Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University  ——————– Phytophthora is one genus within the group of “fungus-like” organisms known as oomycetes. Phytophthora species are capable of…
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Top 10 Nursery Production Integrated Pest Management Practices in the Southeast

Anthony V. LeBude3 Matthew Chappell1 Jean Williams-Woodward2 Amy Fulcher4 Sarah White5 Steve Frank6 Joe Neal7 To download an Adobe pdf of this file, visit Integrated pest management (IPM) is a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic,…
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