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About Jean Williams-Woodward

University of Georgia Department of Plant Pathology

Scouting Those Plug Trays Is Essential!

After seeing insect and disease issues very early this season, it would be timely to review scouting plug trays. A good program can reduce your costs, losses and headaches significantly. Co-authors Dr. Jean Woodward and Dr. Paul Thomas explain how to approach this methodology. See the full article HERE.
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The July UGA Extension Plant Pathology Update

The July Extension Plant Pathology Update is now available: HERE The July update contains information on: Plant Disease Clinic Report for June 2013 Diagnoses made in July 2013 Cucurbit Diseases in the Home Garden Row Crops: Rains Continue to Drive Concerns for Disease Management Assessing Risk to Target Spot on…
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June Extension Plant Pathology Update – University of Georgia

The June update includes: May 2013 Plant Disease Clinic report Table of sample diagnoses from a year ago – June 2012 Tomato diseases in home gardens Ornamental Fungicides Efficacy Table online 2013 Vegetable Disease Spray Guides and Efficacy Tables Gummy stem blight on watermelon advisory Turfgrass disease update (Brown patch,…
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The UGA Extension Plant Pathology Update for May

Download it HERE: It contains: April 2013 Plant Disease Clinic Report A look ahead for what you might expect to see based upon samples we diagnosed a year ago in May 2012 And, updates on: Pseudomonas syringae leaf spot on watermelons Fusarium wilt of watermelon What’s the orange goo growing on…
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April edition of the UGA Extension Plant Pathology Update

The April Update includes: March Plant Disease Clinic Report Table of plant disease samples diagnosed a year ago in April 2012 Eastern red cedar rusts Bulb mites and spot anthracnose samples Watch out for downy mildews on ornamental plants Fungicide spray guide for Spring-planted peppers Wheat foliar disease update Turfgrass…
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Free Webinar: Disease Management for Winter Annuals

Jean Williams-Woodward, University of Georgia Extension Plant Pathologist, will present common winter annual flower diseases, what to watch for, and how to control them. This Webinar is free to all Landscape Contractors and Extension Professionals. A complete schedule and archive of Landscape Professional webinars may be found at http://ugaurbanag.com/webinars These…
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Downy mildew on impatiens identified in Georgia retail nursery and landscape

Dr. Jean Williams-Woodward- University of Georgia Plant Pathologist —————————————————————— Downy mildew on impatiens identified in Georgia retail nursery and landscape Downy mildew on impatiens (Impatiens walleriana), caused by Plasmopara obducens, has been confirmed from a commercial nursery and a home landscape sample this week. The commercial sample, submitted by the Georgia Department of Agriculture,…
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Free IPM webinar: Thursday, June 7th 2012 at 11 am EDT ” Bacterial spots and blights on ornamental plants “

” Bacterial spots and blights on ornamental plants ”  will be presented by Dr. Jean Williams-Woodward Warmer temperatures tends to increase bacterial diseases on plants. Leaf spots, blights, and wilts are becoming more common within nurseries and greenhouses. This webinar will cover what to look for to identify and manage…
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New Downy Mildew Affecting Impatiens!!!

Jean Williams-Woodward, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist   A relatively new downy mildew disease is infecting impatiens (Impatiens walleriana), a shade-tolerant, flowering annual plant that is a staple in landscapes. Downy mildew on impatiens caused by Plasmopara obducens was first seen in 2004 and it has shown up sporadically in the US since…
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New Boxwood disease informational webinar on Jan 5th

Webinar information: On Thursday, January 5th at 11 am EST, NC State University will be hosting an ELLUMINATE LIVE webinar on Box Blight – a new disease to the US and recently found on boxwood in North Carolina, Virginia, and Connecticut. This webinar is intended for extension agents, interested parties and…
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