A discussion about cold hardiness and effective plant protection strategies to minimize cold damage. The Oregon State University affiliated author addresses how plants become cold hardy, stages of hardiness, and effective protection.
A comprehensive discussion about the issues concerning pre-packaged fungicide mixes, which can elevate the risk of developing pathogens that are resistant to treatment. Strategies for avoiding resistance are included in the discussion.
Growers can minimize their risk of exposure to plant diseases and reduce pesticide use by ensuring that their irrigation water is free of Pythium and Phytophthora species. The authors discuss several different disinfestation methods for nursery and greenhouse operations.
Oregon State University researchers discuss their investigation of a new microscopic pest, eriophyid mites, which causes damage to linden trees. Identification and detection, distribution and behavior, and damage and control strategies are specifically discussed.
Pest management researcher discusses the Interregional Research Project No. 4, commonly known as IR-4, a federally funded program that assists growers of ornamental horticulture crops in obtaining safe and effective pest management tools.
Correctly diagnosing a plant problem for nursery growers can be challenging. However, the right diagnostic resources coupled with an early and appropriate diagnosis can prevent pests or pathogens from spreading, saving time and money.
Plant pathologists track where Phytophthora ramorum came from and how it has managed to spread. The author specifically discusses Phytophthora ramorum clones and mating types and tracking the migration of the pathogen.
No matter how small, slugs and snails can cause huge headaches for growers. Fortunately, there are many ways these pests can be managed and eliminated. The author discusses the importance of and the different factors involved in a good integrated pest management plan.