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About Matthew Chappell

University of Georgia Horticulture Department

The Tennessee Green Industry Field Day

The Tennessee Green Industry  Field Day will be held at the University of Tennessee Gardens, in Knoxville, Tuesday, June 19, 2012.  It will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 2:45p.m.  Five pesticide recertification credits are available in C3, C10, C12 and two credits are available in C6.  The cost is $25 if you…
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Proper Use and Handling of Glyphosate in Plant Nurseries

A NEW publication by Shawn T. Steed and Robert H. Stamps at The University of Florida/IFAS —————————- Glyphosate is the largest-selling single crop protection chemical worldwide (Woodburn 2000) and the most used herbicide in the nursery industry in the United States (Norcini et al. 1996). It is used for postemergent…
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Free Webinar on Crop Insurance and Southern Agriculture

Please see the following link for information about a webinar on Crop Insurance and Southern Agriculture. This webinar will be presented by the National Ag Law Center on Thursday, June 21 from Noon to 1 pm. This webinar is designed for an audience of agricultural producers. http://www.nationalaglawcenter.org/outreach/cropinsurance/
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Griffin Greenhouse & Nursery Supply Recycling Program Going Strong

This past summer, Griffin Greenhouse and Nursery Supply embarked on an innovative recycling program to keep pots, trays and other recyclables out of the landfill. Branch Manager Bill Hotz reports they recently shipped their first full load of material to the recycler and that he hopes they’ll see even more…
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Restrictions on importation of Phytophthora ramorum (P. ramorum) host plants for planting into the United States

TO: STATE AND TERRITORY AGRICULTURAL REGULATORY OFFICIALS APHIS is issuing a Federal Order to restrict importation of plants for planting known to be hosts of P. ramorum. Since 2003, APHIS has been working toward limiting the spread of P. ramorum within the United States. APHIS has also been requiring that…
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Tennessee Commercial Nursery Production Information

By: Mark Halcomb Welcome to the Tennessee Commercial Nursery Production Information website. This site has been developed as a service to the current and future nursery producers in Tennessee. Specialized information has been developed over the years including handouts that detail the latest nursery production practices, weekly new articles with…
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Bugwood Apps. – Lots of Information in Your Hand

Six free apps including: IveGot1 IveGot1 – Identify and Report Invasive Animals and Plants in Florida Invasive Plants in Southern Forests Invasive Plants in Southern Forests: Identification and Management Missouri River Watershed Coalition Missouri River Watershed Coalition – Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System Outsmart Invasive Species Outsmart Invasive Species…
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Dr. Colleen Warfeld: Impatiens downy mildew webinar

The Southern Nursery and Greenhouse IPM webinar series hosted the topic of impatiens downy mildew on April 5th. Given by Dr. Colleen Warfield, Corporate plant pathologist at Ball. The recorded webinar is free to view at the following website: http://go.ncsu.edu/impatiens_downy_mildew_webinar
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Webinar on controlling Japanese maple scale, presented by Dr. Paula Shrewsbury.

May 3, 2012 at 10 am CST!!!!!   Here’s how to participate in the webinar:   Before the webinar, click on the link below. http://go.ncsu.edu/japanese_maple_scale_webinar   You will be able to enter the session starting at 9 am CST on the day it occurs (for trouble shooting if necessary), but…
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Components of Sustainable Production Practices for Container Plant Nurseries

Alex Bolques*1, Gary Knox2, Matthew Chappell3, Linda Landrum4, and Edwin Duke5 1Florida AandM University/CESTA, Gadsden County Extension, 2140 W. Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351-1905 2University of Florida/IFAS Department of Environmental Horticulture, North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351 3University of Georgia, Horticulture Department, 211 Hoke…
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IPM Pro App. Developed for Green Industry Professionals

A tour de force of nursery and landscape pest management, IPMPro mobile device app. will streamline your pest management decision-making, employee training, and make complying with state pesticide recordkeeping regulations easy! Imagine having a leading expert send you a text to alert you about pests as they emerge and time-sensitive…
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New England Wild Flower Society has a new website!

New England Wild Flower Society has a new website for identification and learning about 1,200 of the more common New England plants. Please let everyone know about www.newenglandwild.org/gobotany. There is a great tutorial on video at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/go-botany/tutorial-for-go-botany.html/ If you or friends happen to be in the Boston, MA area this…
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April showers bring May… Disease?

An Introduction to Water Molds Nicole Ward, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Spring rains can create growing conditions that are devastating to most landscape plants.  For example, excess water is responsible for a disorder called “wet feet,” which results from the suffocation of plant roots…
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Scouting and Monitoring Pests of Deciduous Trees – A new Univ. of Tennessee Publication

By: Amy Fulcher, University of Tennessee Dept. of Plant Sciences Integrated Pest Management (IPM) can be defined as a sustainable approach to managing pests that combines biological, cultural and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic, health and environmental risks (Adkins and Sidebottom 2000). The goal of IPM in…
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Officials Confirm First Detection of Boxwood Blight in Ohio

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (Mar. 26, 2012)—The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) today announced the discovery of boxwood blight at the Red Mill Farm of Losely Nursery in Lake County in northeast Ohio. Boxwood blight is a disease caused by a fungus (Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum) that threatens the health and sustainability of boxwood…
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Kudzu Bug Update: March 2012

From: Dan Suiter and the UGA CAES Megacopta Working Group Re: Kudzu Bug Update   Many of you are likely inundated with calls about the invasive kudzu bug.  They have now been reported in 126 Georgia counties.  Only the coastal, extreme southern, southeastern and northwestern counties in the state are…
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Boxwood Blight Update: Where we are and where we hope to be…

Boxwood Blight (Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum) is a new plant disease to the United States, having first been confirmed in the October, 2011. The disease can cause significant defoliation and branch dieback to infected plants. Most of what we know about the disease is from research done in Europe where the disease…
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IveGot1 Android App. – Identify and Report Invasive Animals and Plants in Florida

How nifty! IveGot1 brings the power of EDDMapS to your Android. Now you can submit invasive species observations directly with your Android from the field. These reports are uploaded to EDDMapS and e-mailed directly to local and state verifiers for review. IveGot1 was developed by the University of Georgia Center…
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