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About Matthew Chappell

University of Georgia Horticulture Department

“Bringing Nature Home”, sponsored by the Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council

Do you care about protecting our native plant habitats from invasive plants? How can you tell which plants are invasive? Do you want to know how you can help? First step is to come to the Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council Annual Conference on November 8th. The GA-EPPC, Georgia Exotic…
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Research Needs Survey

We need YOUR input. The UGA Horticulture Department and Center for Applied Nursery Research ask you to take 2 minutes or less and fill out a 4 question – one page survey on your most pressing industry needs pertaining to research. This is your opportunity to let us know what…
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Alternatives in Cool-season Flowers for the Landscape

Allen D. Owings, Regina P. Bracy and Roger Rosendale The LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station evaluates approximately 300-350 cool-season bedding plants in landscape settings each year from October through May. Of the annual flowers for the cool season of the year, most people are familiar with pansies, snapdragons, petunias, garden…
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Coastal Green Educational Event – September 28, 2012 – Savannah, GA

This year, the 2012 Coastal Green will be held at the Coastal Gardens & Bamboo Farm in Savannah, Georgia on September 28, 2012. Registration is $50 per person until September 19 and $65 per person after September 19; registration includes breakfast, snacks, and lunch. To register, please visit this website. The agenda…
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2013 SNA Research Conference – Mark Your Calendars!!!

August 5 & 6, 2013 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Georgia International Convention Center 2000 Convention Center Concourse College Park, GA 30337 Conference Overview: The SNA Research Conference, which began in 1956, provides a forum for horticultural researchers to communicate relevant and recent research findings to the industry. Its origin…
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UT Extension Hosts Landscape Review

JACKSON, Tenn. – For landscapers, growers or retailers who wish to stay current on best management practices for turf and landscape, UT Extension is hosting a field day for you. The 2012 Landscape Review will take place on Tuesday, September 11, at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in…
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A disease and pest management workshop for Tennessee Green Industry Professionals

A disease and pest management workshop is being offered at the Otis L. Floyd Nursery Research Center on September 12, 2012 from 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.  The workshop will provide information on a number of new invasive disease and insect threats to the nursery and landscape industries.  The latest…
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GA Green Industry Association Coastal Green Educational Event

September 28, 2012 Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens Join with members from GGIA’s Chapter 4 and the coastal area for our latest and greatest education event covering everything from hot annuals and perennials, landscape pests to increasing profits through consulting.  Here’s the rundown for the complete program. For more information or…
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New Extension Publication – Alternatives to Petroleum-Based Containers for the Nursery Industry

Beginning in the 1970s, container nursery production acreage rapidly increased such that container nursery production is now the dominant method of nursery production. As a standard in the industry, plastic nursery containers are lightweight, durable, familiar to growers, work well with automation, and can be reused or recycled. However, they…
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Register Now for the 2012 Irrigation Show and Education Conference!

  Registration is now open for the 2012 Irrigation Show and Education Conference, Nov. 2 – 6, Orlando, Fla.! Early-bird registration at discounted rates will be available through Oct. 5. The Irrigation Show is more than just an annual trade show – it’s a source of valuable information for industry…
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Leaf Spots in the Landscape

Elizabeth Little/Extension Specialist Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia   Many areas in Georgia are experiencing warm, humid weather with frequent thunderstorms this month. This is the perfect weather for fungal leaf spot development in the landscape. Most leaf spots are benign and will not damage the plant. Cercospora…
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SNA Research Conference Proceedings

The annual SNA Research Conference has become world-renowned for quality research. Participants are the top horticultural research and educational leaders from across the country. Hundreds of topics in thirteen categories are presented at the conference and the proceedings are published online as an industry service.     The SNA Research Conference Proceedings,…
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IR-4 Survey for Horticulture

The 2012/2013 Grower and Extension Survey is now available online. This survey is critical in deciding the IR-4 research priorities for ornamental horticulture. It outlines the pest management needs and will be a main component of the 2013 Workshop discussions.   As you fill out the questionaire, focus your thoughts on…
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Mobile App Adds New High-Tech Tool to the Gardeners Toolbox

Knoxville, Tenn. – Gardeners are known for having all the right tools to tackle the toughest landscape challenges. Now there is a high-tech tool at their fingertips that will help keep them aware of pests as they develop over the season, as well as provide them how-to information on insect…
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The Trial Gardens at UGA host 30th Public Open House July 14

Over the last three decades, the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia have introduced home gardeners and landscape designers to thousands of new plant varieties. Every year at the Trial Gardens’ open house, visitors have the chance to get an up-close look at a new class of vetted ornamentals…
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57th SNA Research Conference Proceedings Available

Take Advantage of the Latest Horticultural Research… The 57th SNA Research Conference Proceedings is now available online.   SNA provides you with 2,872 titles comprised of more than 11,208 of horticultural research (1991 – 2012) – at your fingertips! Log on to www.sna.org for the 57th Annual SNA Research Conference Proceedings. You find…
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Upcoming Webinar Focuses on AGR-Lite Crop Insurance

Understanding Whole-Farm Insurance for Specialized, Diversified Farms The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) will offer a webinar on Thursday, June 28, to explain Adjusted Gross Revenue Lite (AGR-Lite)— a unique, federally subsidized crop-insurance product that holds great promise to serve the needs of smaller, diverse, specialty crop, organic, and…
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Detection of Gladiolus Rust (Uromyces transversalis) in Manatee County, Florida

On May 11, 2012, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Plant Industry (DPI) notified the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the detection and confirmation of gladiolus rust (GR) on gladiolus plants located on a commercial farm in Manatee County, Florida.  GR infestations were…
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