Southeastern Ornamental Horticulture Production and Integrated Pest Management

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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…
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Orange-stripped oakworm feeding

For the last few weeks, orange striped oakworms have been raining on my head as I work in the trees. They also drop a lot of poop (entomologists call it frass) which is one of the major complaints by homeowners. Orange-striped oakworms congregate on branches to feed every year in…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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New (GIANT) ambrosia beetle in nurseries

Nursery growers have been struggling with ambrosia beetles for decades. In the southeast it is primarily the granulate ambrosia beetle, Xylosandrus crassiusculus. In the Northeast and Midwest the predominate species is Xylosandrus germanus. These are tiny beetles that make tiny … Continue reading →
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