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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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SNA Research Conference Proceedings

The annual SNA Research Conference has become world-renowned for quality research. Participants are the top horticultural research and educational leaders from across the country. Hundreds of topics in thirteen categories are presented at the conference and the proceedings are published online as an industry service.     The SNA Research Conference Proceedings,…
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IR-4 Survey for Horticulture

The 2012/2013 Grower and Extension Survey is now available online. This survey is critical in deciding the IR-4 research priorities for ornamental horticulture. It outlines the pest management needs and will be a main component of the 2013 Workshop discussions.   As you fill out the questionaire, focus your thoughts on…
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The Trial Gardens at UGA host 30th Public Open House July 14

Over the last three decades, the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia have introduced home gardeners and landscape designers to thousands of new plant varieties. Every year at the Trial Gardens’ open house, visitors have the chance to get an up-close look at a new class of vetted ornamentals…
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57th SNA Research Conference Proceedings Available

Take Advantage of the Latest Horticultural Research… The 57th SNA Research Conference Proceedings is now available online.   SNA provides you with 2,872 titles comprised of more than 11,208 of horticultural research (1991 – 2012) – at your fingertips! Log on to www.sna.org for the 57th Annual SNA Research Conference Proceedings. You find…
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The Tennessee Green Industry Field Day

The Tennessee Green Industry  Field Day will be held at the University of Tennessee Gardens, in Knoxville, Tuesday, June 19, 2012.  It will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 2:45p.m.  Five pesticide recertification credits are available in C3, C10, C12 and two credits are available in C6.  The cost is $25 if you…
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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 Webinar on Crop Insurance and Southern Agriculture

Please see the following link for information about a webinar on Crop Insurance and Southern Agriculture. This webinar will be presented by the National Ag Law Center on Thursday, June 21 from Noon to 1 pm. This webinar is designed for an audience of agricultural producers. http://www.nationalaglawcenter.org/outreach/cropinsurance/
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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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Wax scale eggs hatching

Indian wax scale Ceroplastes ceriferus is a common scale on landscape plants.  In particular we find it on hollies, cherry laurel, spirea, boxwood, and barberry.  Indian wax scale is a soft scale that, as the name suggests, looks like white, gray, or pinkish wax on the branches of infested plants. …
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Griffin Greenhouse & Nursery Supply Recycling Program Going Strong

This past summer, Griffin Greenhouse and Nursery Supply embarked on an innovative recycling program to keep pots, trays and other recyclables out of the landfill. Branch Manager Bill Hotz reports they recently shipped their first full load of material to the recycler and that he hopes they’ll see even more…
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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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Tennessee Commercial Nursery Production Information

By: Mark Halcomb Welcome to the Tennessee Commercial Nursery Production Information website. This site has been developed as a service to the current and future nursery producers in Tennessee. Specialized information has been developed over the years including handouts that detail the latest nursery production practices, weekly new articles with…
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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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Dr. Colleen Warfeld: Impatiens downy mildew webinar

The Southern Nursery and Greenhouse IPM webinar series hosted the topic of impatiens downy mildew on April 5th. Given by Dr. Colleen Warfield, Corporate plant pathologist at Ball. The recorded webinar is free to view at the following website: http://go.ncsu.edu/impatiens_downy_mildew_webinar
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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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