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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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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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Be on the lookout for Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald ash borer has not yet been found in North Carolina. However, it is found in Tennessee and Virginia so it is just a matter of time before it arrives here or in your home state.  The reason I bring it up now is that it is peak adult activity…
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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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Boxwood Blight: A New Disease of Boxwoods Recently Found in the Southeastern U.S.

  Norm Dart1, Virginia State Plant Pathologist  Mary Ann Hansen1 and Elizabeth Bush1, Extension Plant Pathologists  Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services1, Virginia Tech2  Boxwood blight (also called “box blight” in Europe), caused by the fungal pathogen Cylindrocladium buxicola, was reported for the first time in the U.S. at…
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