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Maple Shoot Borer: Biology and Management of a Prominent Nursery Pest

Sarah J. Vanek, University of Kentucky Extension Associate for Nursery Crop Production   Importance to the Nursery Industry Maple shoot borer, Proteoterus aesculana (Riley) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), also known by the common names maple tip moth and maple twig borer, is a key insect pest of young maple trees in nurseries. Larvae cause tip dieback…
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Plant Material Shipments Federal and State Plant Protection Regulations Relevant to Your Nursery Business

Sarah J. Vanek, University of Kentucky Horticulture Department   Consider for a moment the major advancements in global trade that have developed in recent centuries. International shipments that once took months or even years to transport now reach their destination within hours or days. With regular use of airplanes, semi-trucks,…
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Soybean Cyst Nematode: A Potential Problem for Nursuries

Nicole Ward and Don Hershman, University of Kentucky Department of Plant Pathology Win Dunwell, University of Kentucky Department of Horticulture   Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the most serious disease pest of soybean in the United States and results in an estimated $1 billion in losses annually. SCN is a microscopic roundworm (Heterodera glycines)…
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A Key to Important Diseases of Common Deciduous Kentucky Landscape and Forest Trees

John R. Hartman1, Jody M. Thompson2, Julie W. Beale3 and Sara J. Long3 1Plant Pathologist, University of Kentucky (retired). 2Forest Health Specialist, Kentucky Division of Forestry, jody.thompson@ky.gov 3Plant Disease Diagnosticians, University of Kentucky.     Instructions:  Select the tree that you are examining from the following choices. After selecting the…
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Suggested Plant Species for Sites with a History of Phytophthora Root Crown Rot

Authors: Tom Creswell, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University Kelly Ivors, Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University Mike Munster, Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University  ——————– Phytophthora is one genus within the group of “fungus-like” organisms known as oomycetes. Phytophthora species are capable of…
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Boxwood Blight: A New Disease of Boxwoods Recently Found in the Southeastern U.S.

  Norm Dart1, Virginia State Plant Pathologist  Mary Ann Hansen1 and Elizabeth Bush1, Extension Plant Pathologists  Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services1, Virginia Tech2  Boxwood blight (also called “box blight” in Europe), caused by the fungal pathogen Cylindrocladium buxicola, was reported for the first time in the U.S. at…
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FREE Irrigation Webinars by The Water Education Alliance

The Water Education Alliance for Horticulture is working with University of Florida Cooperative Extension, OFA, FNGLA, and the German grower association Zentralverband Gartenbau and several experts at universities and companies on topics to help growers conserve, recirculate, and treat irrigation water.   Announcements in your e-magazines or grower association newsletters…
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Top 10 Nursery Production Integrated Pest Management Practices in the Southeast

Anthony V. LeBude3 Matthew Chappell1 Jean Williams-Woodward2 Amy Fulcher4 Sarah White5 Steve Frank6 Joe Neal7 To download an Adobe pdf of this file, visit http://www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/displayPDF.cfm?pk_ID=7976 Integrated pest management (IPM) is a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic,…
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