Southeastern Ornamental Horticulture Production and Integrated Pest Management

News alerts and tips from Southeastern universities.

Maple Shoot Borer: Biology and Management of a Prominent Nursery Pest

Sarah J. Vanek, University of Kentucky Extension Associate for Nursery Crop Production   Importance to the Nursery Industry Maple shoot borer, Proteoterus aesculana (Riley) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), also known by the common names maple tip moth and maple twig borer, is a key insect pest of young maple trees in nurseries. Larvae cause tip dieback…
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New Boxwood disease informational webinar on Jan 5th

Webinar information: On Thursday, January 5th at 11 am EST, NC State University will be hosting an ELLUMINATE LIVE webinar on Box Blight – a new disease to the US and recently found on boxwood in North Carolina, Virginia, and Connecticut. This webinar is intended for extension agents, interested parties and…
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Plant Material Shipments Federal and State Plant Protection Regulations Relevant to Your Nursery Business

Sarah J. Vanek, University of Kentucky Horticulture Department   Consider for a moment the major advancements in global trade that have developed in recent centuries. International shipments that once took months or even years to transport now reach their destination within hours or days. With regular use of airplanes, semi-trucks,…
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Soybean Cyst Nematode: A Potential Problem for Nursuries

Nicole Ward and Don Hershman, University of Kentucky Department of Plant Pathology Win Dunwell, University of Kentucky Department of Horticulture   Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the most serious disease pest of soybean in the United States and results in an estimated $1 billion in losses annually. SCN is a microscopic roundworm (Heterodera glycines)…
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