Southeastern Ornamental Horticulture Production and Integrated Pest Management

News alerts and tips from Southeastern universities.

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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GROWERS (Greenhouse & Nursery) – WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!!!!!!

The University of Georgia and University of Maryland would like your help by completing a survey to help us better understand current practices of the ornamental plant production industry, and to determine how the industry can take advantage of recent and anticipated advances in sensor-based irrigation networks. These new irrigation…
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American Rhododendron Society +Azalea Society of America Joint Convention • Asheville NC • May 4-7, 2012

status as of January 8, 2012 . . . 53 days left for early registration • 80 hotel rooms left • 208 registrations left • 58 Biltmore tours left what . . . the Southeastern Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society (ARS) and the Vaseyi Chapter of the Azalea Society of America…
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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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Georgia Green Industry Association – Educational Programming – Keynote Speaker Clark Howard!

The time is almost upon us – The GGIA WinterGreen education programs begin Wednesday 1-25-12 (continuing until Friday) and the Tradeshow will be in full gear Thursday and Friday. Check out the program here: http://www.ggia.org/docs/2012%20Attendee%20Brochure%20Cover.pdf LOTS of CEUs available for arborist, Irrigation Association and state pesticide recertification. One change –…
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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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