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New Video – Systems-based Pest Management: Pruning Practices

This video demonstrates how nursery crop producers can apply a systems-based pest management approach to pruning practices. The video provides an overview of practical ways producers can stop the spread of pathogens that can otherwise be transferred to healthy plants during pruning. Funding for this video was provided by the…
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Nursery IPM Workshop – Quincy FL – June 10-11 – FL & GA CEUs Available

The Southern Nursery IPM Working Group Presents Nursery IPM Workshop University of Florida North Florida Research and Education Center May Building Seminar Room and On-site Outdoor Nursery Facilities 155 Research Road Quincy, Florida 32351 June 10-11, 2014 Don’t miss this hands-on, 2-day workshop focused on integrated pest management (IPM) for…
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Free Webinar – Pathogen Risk Mitigation through System Design and Using Precision Irrigation Tools

Webinar Presentation Pathogen Risk Mitigation through System Design and Using Precision Irrigation Tools Tuesday, 3 June, 2014 Noon to 1:00 pm (Eastern) To participate in this webinar, please go to https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/irrigation-water/ and dial 1-888-619-1583 then enter pass code: 491981 Presenter: Dr. John Lea-Cox, Professor and Nursery Extension Specialist Department of…
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UGA Extension Plant Pathology Report for October

The Extension Plant Pathology for October is now available and has been posted here: http://plantpath.caes.uga.edu/extension/documents/ExtensionPlantPathologyUpdate_October2013.pdf The October issue contains: Disease clinic report for September 2013 Table of samples diagnosed a year ago in November 2012 Anthracnose on pepper alert Vegetable spray guides and efficacy tables are posted online Dollar spot…
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Georgia Native Plant Initiative (GNPI) Industry Symposium 2013

Successes and Challenges for Georgia’s Native Plant Industry: Wholesale Changes Required Today’s modern nursery grower won’t get excited by selling a few 4” pots of goldenrod to a native plant enthusiast. And today’s requirements for habitat restoration cannot be satisfied by getting a few dozen native plants from a specialty…
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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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The July UGA Extension Plant Pathology Update

The July Extension Plant Pathology Update is now available: HERE The July update contains information on: Plant Disease Clinic Report for June 2013 Diagnoses made in July 2013 Cucurbit Diseases in the Home Garden Row Crops: Rains Continue to Drive Concerns for Disease Management Assessing Risk to Target Spot on…
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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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June Extension Plant Pathology Update – University of Georgia

The June update includes: May 2013 Plant Disease Clinic report Table of sample diagnoses from a year ago – June 2012 Tomato diseases in home gardens Ornamental Fungicides Efficacy Table online 2013 Vegetable Disease Spray Guides and Efficacy Tables Gummy stem blight on watermelon advisory Turfgrass disease update (Brown patch,…
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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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Managing Roots in the Nursery for Optimal Production and Landscape Performance

In 2011 a new nursery production conference was held on the campus of Kansas State University. NurseryWorks is now an award-winning educational meeting and presentations from the inaugural event are archived and available for  free at www.ksu.edu/nurseryworks. Feel free to peruse the site while we periodically post the archived presentations…
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Turbocharged Diesel Engines and Trees?

Check out these videos from Dr. Ed Gillman (University of Florida) testing the effect of pruning on trees subjected to hurricane force winds. Cool research! Effect of Hurricane-Force Winds on Landscape Trees–Crown Thinning Effect of Hurricane-Force Winds on Landscape Trees–Crown Reduction Pruning Effect of Hurricane-Force Winds on Landscape Trees–No Pruning…
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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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Sustainable Nursery Irrigation Management Series: Part 3- Strategies to Manage Nursery Runoff

Extension publication, “W 278: Part I. Water Use in Nursery Production,” discussed the importance of and competition for water use in nursery production. “W 279: Part II. Strategies to Increase Efficiency” covered techniques that growers can use to refine scheduling (volume and timing) and delivery of irrigation water.  This final…
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Sustainable Nursery Irrigation Management Series: Part 2- Strategies to Increase Crop Irrigation Efficiency

Nursery irrigation management is a major concern for many nursery producers, especially container producers. Extension publication, “W 278: Part I. Water Use in  Nursery Production,” discussed competition for water and gave a general overview of water use in nurseries. Part II discusses strategies to increase irrigation efficiency. Because irrigation is…
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