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About Matthew Chappell

University of Georgia Horticulture Department

We’re Back for Spring

Hello everyone, We took some time off while the blog was undergoing a facelift, but now we are back and will be posting as time allows and as we discover material we believe would be interesting and useful to you. We hope you have a great spring season! Matthew Chappell…
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IPPS-SR Early Registration Ends Soon

Something to look forward to….The IPPS-SRNA 2014 Conference in Hickory, NC October 26-29. THE LINKS ARE HERE! REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE (online) RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM! (code IPP for special rate of $109) THE 39TH ANNUAL MEETING BROCHURE Schedule of Events, Sponsors, Hotel Info, Registration Form and more A few of the…
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Invasive species alert (Georgia) – Brazilian Pepper

Brazilian Pepper has been found in Georgia! This is the first known reporting of this species in the state. The Coastal Georgia CISMA’s SCA intern Gabby Phillips discovered the plant on the entrance to the Jekyll Island Causeway last week. See our EDDMapS record for pictures http://www.eddmaps.org/distribution/point.cfm?id=3215822. Attached is an…
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Nursery IPM Workshop – Quincy FL – June 10-11 – FL & GA CEUs Available

The Southern Nursery IPM Working Group Presents Nursery IPM Workshop University of Florida North Florida Research and Education Center May Building Seminar Room and On-site Outdoor Nursery Facilities 155 Research Road Quincy, Florida 32351 June 10-11, 2014 Don’t miss this hands-on, 2-day workshop focused on integrated pest management (IPM) for…
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UGA Extension Plant Pathology Report for October

The Extension Plant Pathology for October is now available and has been posted here: http://plantpath.caes.uga.edu/extension/documents/ExtensionPlantPathologyUpdate_October2013.pdf The October issue contains: Disease clinic report for September 2013 Table of samples diagnosed a year ago in November 2012 Anthracnose on pepper alert Vegetable spray guides and efficacy tables are posted online Dollar spot…
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Georgia Native Plant Initiative (GNPI) Industry Symposium 2013

Successes and Challenges for Georgia’s Native Plant Industry: Wholesale Changes Required Today’s modern nursery grower won’t get excited by selling a few 4” pots of goldenrod to a native plant enthusiast. And today’s requirements for habitat restoration cannot be satisfied by getting a few dozen native plants from a specialty…
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“Exotics versus Natives: the Battle Goes on!” sponsored by the Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council

The GA-EPPC, Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, invites you to the Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 6th, 2013, from 8:30am to 5:00pm. The conference will be held at Middle Georgia State College,Professional Sciences Center – West Campus, Macon GA. GA-EPPC’s goals are to focus attention on the adverse effects exotic…
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UGA – September Extension Plant Pathology Update

The September Extension Plant Pathology Update is available here: http://plantpath.caes.uga.edu/extension/documents/ExtensionPlantPathologyUpdate_September2013.pdf Topics included are: Disease clinic report for July and August 2013 Table of disease samples diagnosed in September and October a year ago (2012) Turfgrass Disease Control: Emphasis on fall activities Bipolaris leaf and crown rot Large Patch Spring Dead…
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Simple calculator for Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts(TM) 20%.

Simple calculator for Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts(TM) 20%. Developed for horticulturist, researchers and hobbyist who use Hortus IBA (TM) (20%) to vegetatively propagate plants. Hortus IBA (TM) (20%), one of the leading commercial rooting hormones, allows users to vary the strength (concentration) of their rooting based on their particular…
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Spraying Insecticide? There’s an App for That

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have released two mobile phone applications, or “apps,” to make things easier for anyone who needs to adjust insecticide spray equipment. The apps were developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists Bradley Fritzand Wesley “Clint” Hoffmann at the agency’s Areawide Pest Management Research Unit in College Station, Texas. The apps are designed…
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The Economic Outlook for the Green Industry in 2012-13

In this webinar, Dr. Charlie Hall will provide projections for the economy in 2013 and how the economy will impact the green industry next year. Special post-election commentary will forecast what effects might be expected given the so-called fiscal cliff that is looming. Title: “The Economic Outlook for the Green…
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