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How Many Dollars Are Falling Off Your Greenhouse Bench?

Author: Paul Thomas Losing plants to disease and insects, nutrition or neglect happens to all of us. Our goal for publishing the e-Gro series of alerts and seminars is to give you advanced awareness of issues and potential way to address them.  Still, losses happen, and in my recent greenhouse…
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Three Factors That Can Impact The pH Of Growth Media

Author: Brian Sparks The pH of water used in plant production is important when it comes to mixing with pesticides and dissolving micronutrients in water. However, according to Jose Chen Lopez, a horticulture specialist with Premier Tech Horticulture, the water pH has little influence on the pH of the growing…
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Foliar Absorption of Nutrients Learning Module

It is so refreshing to see companies doing great things to educate growers! Harrell’s LLC has a tradition of doing this and the following product is a wonderful example of that. Thanks to Harrell’s LLC for allowing us to re-post. Welcome to the Foliar Absorption of Nutrients Learning Module This…
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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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Highlights: January 26, 2016 Edition

The aim of HighLights newsletter is to keep nursery and landscape professionals, Extension and research personnel, Master Gardeners, horticultural suppliers, and home gardeners up-to-date on news from the Trial Gardens and horticultural research at the South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station in Poplarville. Highlights 3-1
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Highlights: July 27, 2015 Edition

The aim of HighLights newsletter is to keep nursery and landscape professionals, Extension and research personnel, Master Gardeners, horticultural suppliers, and home gardeners up-to-date on news from the Trial Gardens and horticultural research at the South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station in Poplarville. HighLights 2015-07-27
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2015 International Trials Conference – Portland, OR – August 24-27, 2015

Wilsonville, Oregon (July 9, 2015) – The International Trials Conference, held this year in Portland, Oregon, has announced its schedule of stops for this year’s conference tour of area sites playing vital roles in plant research, testing, and production. The day long excursion takes place on the next to last day of…
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New Video – Systems-based Pest Management: Shipping and Receiving

This video covers basic concepts in shipping and receiving from a systems-based pest management standpoint. The video focuses on diligent inspection of plant material, careful record keeping to facilitate tracing plants forward and backward, and frequent sanitation of carts, docks and semi trailers. UT undergraduate student, Halee Jones, and UT…
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UGA – September Extension Plant Pathology Update

The September Extension Plant Pathology Update is available here: http://plantpath.caes.uga.edu/extension/documents/ExtensionPlantPathologyUpdate_September2013.pdf Topics included are: Disease clinic report for July and August 2013 Table of disease samples diagnosed in September and October a year ago (2012) Turfgrass Disease Control: Emphasis on fall activities Bipolaris leaf and crown rot Large Patch Spring Dead…
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Simple calculator for Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts(TM) 20%.

Simple calculator for Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts(TM) 20%. Developed for horticulturist, researchers and hobbyist who use Hortus IBA (TM) (20%) to vegetatively propagate plants. Hortus IBA (TM) (20%), one of the leading commercial rooting hormones, allows users to vary the strength (concentration) of their rooting based on their particular…
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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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