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Best Management Practices for Your Weed Control Program

Best Management Practices for Your Weed Control Program Charles Gillam, Professor of Horticulture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL Dr. Charles Gilliam is one of the leading weed scientists in the United States. He evaluates new chemicals for use in both container-grown and field-grown crops for many pesticide companies. Gilliam has worked…
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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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“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 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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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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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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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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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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Preemergence-applied Herbicides for Liriope

A common question I (Matthew Chappell) get is, “what reemergence herbicides can be utilized with liriope?” Well – let’s give this a whirl! ——————————– Authors: Christine K. Hayes, Charles H. Gilliam, Gary J. Keever, John W. Olive, and D. Joseph Eakes (Auburn University Horticulture Dept.) Liriope is a herbaceous perennial…
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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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Mulberry Weed: Identification and Control

Mark Czarnota, Ph.D., Ornamental Weed Control Specialist (mac@griffin.uga.edu) Department of Horticulture, 1109 Experiment Street Griffin, GA 30223 Mulberry weed (Fatoua villosa) (Figures 1 and 2), gives both crop growers and Extension agents in Georgia a lot of problems. Also called crabweed or hairy crabweed, it invades landscapes, field nurseries and…
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Preemergence herbicide application – NOW!

Don’t let this spring-like weather fool you — winter is coming.  Most container nurseries are well into winter preparations, including getting ready to cover over-wintering structures.  It is important to apply a preemergence herbicide before covering (else you will grow a mighty fine crop of bittercress over the winter).  BUT…
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