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“Exotics versus Natives: the Battle Goes on!” sponsored by the Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council

The GA-EPPC, Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, invites you to the Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 6th, 2013, from 8:30am to 5:00pm. The conference will be held at Middle Georgia State College,Professional Sciences Center – West Campus, Macon GA. GA-EPPC’s goals are to focus attention on the adverse effects exotic…
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New IPM Video from UF & UGA

A variety of sustainable pest management strategies are available for nurseries ranging from simple items requiring little investment to major infrastructural changes. This video presents an overview of IPM including sanitation, irrigation and systems approaches to sustainable pest management. More information is available on the project website: http://site.caes.uga.edu/snpp/ To watch…
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Cicadas in Nurseries and Landscapes

Posted on June 7, 2013 by ecoIPM.com blog visit us for more nursery and landscape IPM information. Follow us on Twitter @OrnaPests.  For folks in western parts of the state you may have periodical cicadas in your nursery or landscape.  Of course this will depend on a number of things including the habitat surrounding…
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Daylily leaf miner is a new pest in Southeast

Posted on June 4, 2013 on http://ecoipm.com.  Visit us for more nursery and landscape IPM information. Follow us on Twitter @OrnaPests.  The Daylily leafminer is a recent pest from Asia. It was first detected in 2006 but is now spread through much of the Southeast including North Carolina.  I spotted some last…
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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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Evaluation of fungicides for the prevention of boxwood blight, 2012.

K. L. Ivors, L. W. Lacey, and M. Ganci Dept. Plant Pathology, North Carolina State Univ. 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759 This trial evaluated the efficacy of several commercially available fungicides for preventive activity against boxwood blight caused by Cylindrocladium buxicola. Treatments were arranged in a randomized complete…
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Regulatory Plant Issues for Nurseries

Regulatory Plant Issues: What You Must Do to Sell, Import or Export Live Plants from the State of Kansas Jeff Vogel, Kansas Department of Agriculture How do you stay up to date with plant quarantines, emerging pest threats and noxious weed lists? It can be very difficult to keep track…
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Weeds of Container Nurseries in the United States – Online ID Key

Weed control can be one of the most costly risks in the production of container-grown nursery crops. Any control program begins with the correct identification of the weeds present, along with an understanding of their life cycles and modes of reproduction and spread. Treated here are the most common weeds…
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Spraying Insecticide? There’s an App for That

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have released two mobile phone applications, or “apps,” to make things easier for anyone who needs to adjust insecticide spray equipment. The apps were developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists Bradley Fritzand Wesley “Clint” Hoffmann at the agency’s Areawide Pest Management Research Unit in College Station, Texas. The apps are designed…
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“Bringing Nature Home”, sponsored by the Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council

Do you care about protecting our native plant habitats from invasive plants? How can you tell which plants are invasive? Do you want to know how you can help? First step is to come to the Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council Annual Conference on November 8th. The GA-EPPC, Georgia Exotic…
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Alternatives to Synthetic Herbicides for Weed Management in Container Nurseries

Weed management is one of the most critical and costly aspects for container nursery production. High irrigation and fertilization rates create a favorable environment for weed growth in addition to crop growth. Weeds can quickly out-compete the crop for light and other resources, reducing the rate and amount of crop…
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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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Redheaded pine sawfly

  The redheaded pine sawfly, Neodiprion lecontei, is a pest of pines in ornamental landscapes, nurseries, and plantations. Adults emerge in spring and a second generation occurs in mid summer.  Eggs are laid on many 2 and 3 needled pine species such as Jack pine, loblolly pine, and red pine. …
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Yellownecked Caterpillars

Adult yellownecked caterpillars, Datana minstra, occur in June or July and lay eggs on deciduous shrubs and trees.  They will feed on many fruit and ornamental trees including birch, elm, oak, maple, Prunus spp., and others.  They feed gregariously in late summer.  They consume entire leaves except large mid-veins and…
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Coastal Green Educational Event – September 28, 2012 – Savannah, GA

This year, the 2012 Coastal Green will be held at the Coastal Gardens & Bamboo Farm in Savannah, Georgia on September 28, 2012. Registration is $50 per person until September 19 and $65 per person after September 19; registration includes breakfast, snacks, and lunch. To register, please visit this website. The agenda…
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Leaf Spots in the Landscape

Elizabeth Little/Extension Specialist Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia   Many areas in Georgia are experiencing warm, humid weather with frequent thunderstorms this month. This is the perfect weather for fungal leaf spot development in the landscape. Most leaf spots are benign and will not damage the plant. Cercospora…
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FREE Book!!! – IPM for Select Deciduous Trees in Southeastern US Nursery Production

Southeastern nursery growers now have a new best friend when fighting pests and diseases. A new book, available in hard copy and iBook format for iPads, is now available, thanks to the Southern Nursery IPM Working Group. The book—IPM for Select Deciduous Trees in Southeastern US Nursery Production—is a compilation…
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