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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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What Happens to Soil Samples

Soil Testing Lab at Kansas State University – YouTube. Kansas State University just released this video on how our soil testing lab works. I’m sure it is a similar process at all soil testing labs, but I thought you might find it interesting. There are quite a few people working…
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Nursery Crop Selection and Market Implications

Matthew Chappell, Assistant Professor and Extension Horticulturist – Nursery Production, Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Gary W. Knox, Extension Specialist and Professor, Department of Environmental Horticulture, North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy, Florida. Each year, one of the first questions both seasoned and new nursery producers,…
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Agricultural Water Usage – Trends, Indicators, and What It All Means

Noel R. Gollehon, Senior Economist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, US Dept of Agriculture This webinar analyzed the complexities of irrigation practices through data analysis and graphical representation of trends to educate, identify efficiencies and improvements, and provide an accurate representation of the irrigation “story.” Key take-aways included – An analytical…
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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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BIG NEWS – 8 Species Added to P. ramorum Host List!!!

FEDERAL ORDER  Domestic quarantine for Phytophthora ramorum  DA-2012-03  January 25, 2012  This Federal Order is issued pursuant to the regulatory authority provided by the Plant Protection Act of June 20, 2000, as amended, Section 412(a), 7 U.S.C. 7712(a), which authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to prohibit or restrict the movement…
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Pest Management Strategic Plan for Container and Field-Produced Nursery Crops

PMSP Authors: Craig Adkins, Greg Armel, Matthew Chappell, J.C. Chong, Steven Frank, Amy Fulcher, Frank Hale, William Klingeman III, Kelly Ivors, Anthony LeBude, Joe Neal, Andrew Senesac, Sarah White, Jean Williams-Woodward, Alan Windham Get the whole publication here: http://www.ipmcenters.org/pmsp/pdf/GA-KY-NC-SC-TNnurserycropsPMSP.pdf And an abstract is below. —————————————— Plant damage by pests is a predominant source…
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USDA Unveils New Plant Hardiness Zone Map

By Kim Kaplan January 25, 2012 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released the new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM), updating a useful tool for gardners and researchers for the first time since 1990 with greater accuracy and detail. The new map—jointly developed by USDA’s Agricultural Research Service(ARS) and Oregon State…
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CEU/WORKSHOP for Growers — Nursery and Greenhouse: Water Treatment and Quality Workshop

Sarah White, Clemson University   When/Where: Davidson and Huntersville, North Carolina. January 26 2012, 9 a.m. to 4.15 p.m. You will learn how to: Manage plant pathogens, algae, biofilm, and salt problems in irrigation water Use chemical or cultural approaches to treat water, based on presentations from industry and university…
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Crop Profile Container and Field-Produced Nursery Crops in GA, KY, NC, SC, and TN

Crop Profile Authors: Craig Adkins, Greg Armel, Matthew Chappell, J.C. Chong, Steven Frank, Amy Fulcher, Frank Hale, William Klingeman III, Kelly Ivors, Anthony LeBude, Joe Neal, Andrew Senesac, Sarah White, Alan Windham, Jean Williams-Woodward Oh what a document – a one stop shop for basic crop production info and disease, insect and weed…
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