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Kanuga – 18th Ornamental Workshop on Diseases and Insects

18th Ornamental Workshop on Diseases and Insects Old Friends, New Foes Kanuga Conference Center 130 Kanuga Chapel Drive Hendersonville, NC 28739 http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/plantpath/activities/societies/ornamental/ September 24 – 28, 2012 2012 Keynote talks include: A Decade Plus of Boxwood Blight Research.  Bjorn Gehesquière, Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Merelbeke, BELGIUM. Disasters by…
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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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Proper Use and Handling of Glyphosate in Plant Nurseries

A NEW publication by Shawn T. Steed and Robert H. Stamps at The University of Florida/IFAS —————————- Glyphosate is the largest-selling single crop protection chemical worldwide (Woodburn 2000) and the most used herbicide in the nursery industry in the United States (Norcini et al. 1996). It is used for postemergent…
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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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IPM Webinar Archives Online

The National IPM Webinar series is coordinated by Kelly Ivors and Steve Frank in the departments of Plant Pathology and Entomology at North Carolina State University. The webinar series is designed to provide timely information to the green industry through monthly seminars on the production and maintenance of ornamental plants.  We recently put together a…
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Restrictions on importation of Phytophthora ramorum (P. ramorum) host plants for planting into the United States

TO: STATE AND TERRITORY AGRICULTURAL REGULATORY OFFICIALS APHIS is issuing a Federal Order to restrict importation of plants for planting known to be hosts of P. ramorum. Since 2003, APHIS has been working toward limiting the spread of P. ramorum within the United States. APHIS has also been requiring that…
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Bugwood Apps. – Lots of Information in Your Hand

Six free apps including: IveGot1 IveGot1 – Identify and Report Invasive Animals and Plants in Florida Invasive Plants in Southern Forests Invasive Plants in Southern Forests: Identification and Management Missouri River Watershed Coalition Missouri River Watershed Coalition – Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System Outsmart Invasive Species Outsmart Invasive Species…
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Webinar on controlling Japanese maple scale, presented by Dr. Paula Shrewsbury.

May 3, 2012 at 10 am CST!!!!!   Here’s how to participate in the webinar:   Before the webinar, click on the link below. http://go.ncsu.edu/japanese_maple_scale_webinar   You will be able to enter the session starting at 9 am CST on the day it occurs (for trouble shooting if necessary), but…
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Components of Sustainable Production Practices for Container Plant Nurseries

Alex Bolques*1, Gary Knox2, Matthew Chappell3, Linda Landrum4, and Edwin Duke5 1Florida AandM University/CESTA, Gadsden County Extension, 2140 W. Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351-1905 2University of Florida/IFAS Department of Environmental Horticulture, North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351 3University of Georgia, Horticulture Department, 211 Hoke…
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IPM Pro App. Developed for Green Industry Professionals

A tour de force of nursery and landscape pest management, IPMPro mobile device app. will streamline your pest management decision-making, employee training, and make complying with state pesticide recordkeeping regulations easy! Imagine having a leading expert send you a text to alert you about pests as they emerge and time-sensitive…
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April showers bring May… Disease?

An Introduction to Water Molds Nicole Ward, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Spring rains can create growing conditions that are devastating to most landscape plants.  For example, excess water is responsible for a disorder called “wet feet,” which results from the suffocation of plant roots…
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UGA Center for Urban Agriculture – 2012 Free Webinar Series!!!

Todd Hurt, UGA Center for Urban Agriculture Training Coordinator Bodie Pennisi, UGA Extension Horticulture/Landscape Specialist To watch archived presentations – click on the title for the month. To view speaker details – click on the speaker’s name. Visit http://ugaurbanag.com/webinars for more details. TUESDAYS @ 11 AM 2012 TOPICS Jan. 10th Rejuvination…
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2011 Archived Webinar Series – UGA Center for Urban Agriculture

Todd Hurt, UGA Center for Urban Agriculture Training Coordinator Bodie Pennisi, UGA Extension Horticulture/Landscape Specialist To watch archived presentations – click on the title for the month. Visit http://ugaurbanag.com/webinars for more details. 2011 ARCHIVED SESSIONS March 15th Pruning Tips for Professionals Rick Smith, The Pruning Guru, LLC April 5th Do’s and Don’ts…
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Prevention, Early Detection, and Eradication of Benghal Dayflower in Field Nurseries

Robert H. Stamps, professor of environmental horticulture and Extension cut foliage specialist, Mid-Florida Research and Education Center Benghal dayflower (Commelina benghalensis L.), an increasingly problematic weed, is also known as jio, tropical spiderwort, hairy wandering jew, and Indian dayflower, among other names. It is an herbaceous monocot (flowering plant that…
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National IPM Webinar finds a home at North Carolina State University

By: Steve Frank – Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University; and Kelly Ivors – Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University   The National IPM Webinar series was started in 2011 by Dr. Scott Ludwig at Texas A&M…
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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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