Control of Liverwort and Moss in Nursery Containers

Study conducted to determine an effective control for liverwort and moss in nursery containers. The topics discussed include the prevention of liverwort and moss establishment, control of established liverwort and moss, and phytotoxicity of tested chemicals.

Herbicide Contaminated Soils May Become a Major Problem

Soil Media
University of Maryland affiliated author discusses the effects of herbicide contaminated soils. Specifically addressed is the issue of herbicides used during row crop production and the later use of those same sites for nursery ornamental and conifer production.

ELISA Tests for Detection of Phytophthora

Plant Disease
Report on experiments conducted on the use of ELISA for detection of Phytophthora. The University of California, Davis affiliated authors address the reliability of ELISA for the detection of Phytophthora and several other diseases. They also discuss the future of their research involving ELISA and disease detection.

Toxicity of Growing Medium Drench Fungicides

The Ohio State University affiliated author discusses growing medium fungicide drenches and phytotoxicity. The discussion was prompted by reports of growers having issues with stunting and leaf burning after a fungicide drench of growing medium was applied.

Root-Damaging Temperatures

Plant Stress
A report on root damaging temperatures for different plant species used in the landscaping and nursery industries. The Oregon State University affiliated author provides a list of deciduous and evergreen plants species and corresponding temperatures for root damage.

Cold Injury in the Landscape: Georgia, 1983-1984

Plant Stress
An especially cold winter caused serious freeze damage to landscape plants in Georgia. Broadleaf species experienced the most observed freeze damage. The University of Georgia Department of Horticulture affiliated authors include a through list of landscape plants and associated freeze damage.

What Went Wrong? Problems With Athletic Fields

A thorough discussion involving athletic fields and associated problems. The Oregon State University affiliated author addresses the common problem of field use and drainage in an athletic field. Possible causes of drainage problems, explanations, and solutions are provided.

Some Practical Tips on Pruning Shrubs

The comprehensive guide to pruning shrubs is broken down into three main categories; plants flowering on current years growth, plants flowering on old growth, and plants grown for special effects. The author also addresses problems, solutions, and conclusions in relation to pruning shrubs.

Cultural Practices for the Management of Plant Parasitic Nematodes

Information provided on cultural pest management practices for control of plant parasitic nematodes in the nursery industry. The main topics of discussion include; nematode identification, crop rotation, fallowing, weed control, resistant plant material, soil amendments, and sanitation.

Desiccation Control of Bare Root Stock

Post Harvest
The Michigan State University affiliated author addresses the issue of desiccation of bare-root nursery stock. Topics of discussion include; conditions that increase the probability of desiccation, most susceptible phases for bare-root stock desiccation, and control methods.