Southeastern Ornamental Horticulture Production and Integrated Pest Management

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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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Research Needs Survey

We need YOUR input. The UGA Horticulture Department and Center for Applied Nursery Research ask you to take 2 minutes or less and fill out a 4 question – one page survey on your most pressing industry needs pertaining to research. This is your opportunity to let us know what…
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Free Webinar: Disease Management for Winter Annuals

Jean Williams-Woodward, University of Georgia Extension Plant Pathologist, will present common winter annual flower diseases, what to watch for, and how to control them. This Webinar is free to all Landscape Contractors and Extension Professionals. A complete schedule and archive of Landscape Professional webinars may be found at http://ugaurbanag.com/webinars These…
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Redheaded pine sawfly

  The redheaded pine sawfly, Neodiprion lecontei, is a pest of pines in ornamental landscapes, nurseries, and plantations. Adults emerge in spring and a second generation occurs in mid summer.  Eggs are laid on many 2 and 3 needled pine species such as Jack pine, loblolly pine, and red pine. …
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Yellownecked Caterpillars

Adult yellownecked caterpillars, Datana minstra, occur in June or July and lay eggs on deciduous shrubs and trees.  They will feed on many fruit and ornamental trees including birch, elm, oak, maple, Prunus spp., and others.  They feed gregariously in late summer.  They consume entire leaves except large mid-veins and…
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