Skip to Content

USDA adds seven (7) Georgia counties to the Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Area

On February 22, 2016 The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) added Barrow, Cherokee, Douglas, Fannin, Habersham, Murray, and White Counties in Georgia to the list of regulated areas for the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). The Federal Quarantine specifically regulates the interstate movement of EAB-host wood and wood…
Read More

Scouting Those Plug Trays Is Essential!

After seeing insect and disease issues very early this season, it would be timely to review scouting plug trays. A good program can reduce your costs, losses and headaches significantly. Co-authors Dr. Jean Woodward and Dr. Paul Thomas explain how to approach this methodology. See the full article HERE.
Read More

2016 Georgia Commercial Pesticide Applicator Handbook Released

Download entire pdfs for the current edition of commercial handbooks. Includes volumes 1 and 2, as well as a pdf that combines both volumes into one file. Also included is information on using the pdfs on mobile devices. GA Pest Management Handbook 2016 – Volume 1 Includes all sections in…
Read More

Systems-based Pest Management: Propagation Practices

This video demonstrates how nursery crop producers can apply a systems-based pest management approach to propagation, eliminating or minimizing the spread of pathogens from propagation houses and beds into the main production areas. Five practical tactics are featured, providing an overview of ways producers can stop or minimize the spread…
Read More

New Video – Systems-based Pest Management: Irrigation Practices

This video demonstrates how nursery crop producers can apply a systems-based pest management approach to irrigation, eliminating or minimizing the spread of pathogens from recycled irrigation water and standing water in main production areas. It also covers the importance of testing water quality and refining irrigation volume to optimize plant…
Read More

New Video – Systems-based Pest Management: Shipping and Receiving

This video covers basic concepts in shipping and receiving from a systems-based pest management standpoint. The video focuses on diligent inspection of plant material, careful record keeping to facilitate tracing plants forward and backward, and frequent sanitation of carts, docks and semi trailers. UT undergraduate student, Halee Jones, and UT…
Read More

New Video – Systems-based Pest Management: Potting Practices

This video demonstrates how nursery crop producers can apply a systems-based pest management approach to potting practices. The video provides an overview of practical ways producers can stop the spread of pathogens, pests, and weed seeds that can otherwise be transferred to healthy plants through potting substrate and containers, especially…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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,…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More