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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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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 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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