HortMemo - A University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service Newsletter
for the Kentucky Nursery/Landscape Industry
Current 2011 HortMemo below
by Winston C. Dunwell, Professor - Nursery Crops Development Center
UK Department of Horticulture
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November 16, 2011
The December 1, 2011 IPM for the Green Industry Workshop at the UKREC, 1205 Hopkinsville St., Princeton, KY will provide 2 general and 1 specific hour of pesticide CEUs. Program and registration at http://www.ca.uky.edu/HLA/Dunwell/IPMGreenIndustryProgram_111201.pdf Topics and presenters include:
Diagnostic Basics, Paul Bachi - Research Specialist, Department of Plant Pathology Plant Diagnostician;
Influence of Global Warming and Invasive Species on Plant Selection and Pest Management for nurseries and landscapes, Win Dunwell, Professor, Department of Horticulture - Nursery Crops; The Role of Native Plants in the Battle between Good and Bad Bugs, Sarah Vanek, Extension Associate – Department of Horticulture - Nursery Crops; A Beautiful Feast: Serving the Emerging Demand for Edibles in the Landscape, Chrissa Carlson, Food for Life Educator, Hampstead Hill Academy owns and operates an edible landscape business Urban Farmhouse Edible Landscapes ( www.urbanfarmhouseonline.com ); Protecting the Feast: Functional Design for Pest (and Client) Management in Edible Landscapes, Chrissa Carlson; IPM Influence on Kentucky’s Water Quality, Winston Dunwell. See you there.
Dr. Amy Fulcher has agreed to be on the program of the UK Nursery Crops IPM Diagnostics Workshop, June 14, 2012, at the Trimble County Extension Office, 43 High Country Lane, Bedford, KY and Kenton Abrams Nursery, 8206 North Highway 421, Milton, KY. Contact: Christi Forsythe, 270.365.7541 x 221; e-mail, email@example.com or Win Dunwell, 270.261.9467; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org; program and registration TBA.
Sarah Vanek’s UK Nursery Lean (efficiency/sustainable) Production Program planning is just about complete keep an eye out for postings in HortMemo, the Kentucky Nursery Listserve, Facebook and Twitter. February 29, 2012. Lyndon City Hall, 15 Wood Road, Lyndon, KY 40222. Contact: Sarah Vanek, 859.257.1273; e-mail, email@example.com
Nursery Blog Hits the Ground Running
The Southern Region Nursery Production and Ornamental IPM blog http://blog.caes.uga.edu/sehpis a collection of timely tips and articles by contributors from 19 Land-grant University horticulture faculty and/or Cooperative Extension specialists from eight universities in the Southeastern U.S. Our goal is to work together as a team to bring you the information you need in a timely manner and in an easy to digest format. The blog will cover many topics, all ornamental production related, with the majority having an overarching theme based in integrated pest management. All members of the blog team are part of the Southern Nursery Integrated Pest Management (SNIPM) working group; with members in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Texas and Tennessee; representing Entomology, Horticulture, and Plant Pathology. Detailed information and contact information for this working group, established in 2009, can be accessed at http://wiki.bugwood.org/SNIPM
Why is the Nursery Blog necessary?
Nursery crop production (both field and container) of ornamental trees and shrubs is an important sector of US agriculture, especially in the southeastern United States. Ornamental plants are the second most valuable crop in the United States with a market value of $27 billion in 2008 (National Nursery Survey, 2010). The nursery and greenhouse industry is valued at $588 million in North Carolina and $1 billion in Georgia. Additionally, nursery crops ranked 1st and 5th among crops for NC and GA, respectively. Collectively, nursery and greenhouse production in the Appalachian Region (KY, NC, TN, VA and VW) represent $1.95 billion dollars of sales in 2009. Nurseries in these states employed over 25,000 workers.
In a world of rapidly evolving technology we, cooperative extension personnel, believe that we must reach beyond printed and digital publications in order to decrease the time it takes researchers and extension personnel to distribute vital information to growers. In agriculture (and business in general) information can be the difference between profits and losses. In an agriculture production system, such as ornamental production, that information needs to be delivered as quickly as possible. That is our goal and we hope to serve your needs quickly and thoroughly.
Our sympathies to the families of Ms. Ann Lilliard and David Smallwood who passed away recently. Special people friends of one and all.
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October 31, 2011
SUBJECT: Miscellaneous Information and Announcements. To subscribe send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Christi, 270.365.7541 x 221
Needing Pesticide CEUs plan to attend the November 4 th training at McCracken County Extension office. See announcement in HortMemo Upcoming Meetings list.
I am still working on the program for the December 1, 2011 IPM for the Green Industry Workshop at the UKREC, 1205 Hopkinsville St., Princeton, KY. We will keep you apprised of the progress via HortMemo, Facebook and Twitter for links go to http://www.ca.uky.edu/HLA/Dunwell/win1.html
Dr. Dewayne Ingram is one of the few working on Life Cycle Assessment of nursery production practices. In the process of searching for more information on the topic I was clicking to follow the ANLA Information Center Twitter page of Kellee&Jonathan http://twitter.com/#!/anlaKC when I learned there that ANLA had an ANLA Knowledge Web site http://www.anla.org/knowledgecenter/collections/index.cfm and Dr. Charlie Hall, an economist who makes economics and related topics understandable, is the leader of a Discussion Forum Charlie’s Angle (amusing word play there) and Episode 5 was Our Environmental Footprint: An Inconvenient Truth or Consumer Opportunity. On the right of the page there is a video containing Charlie’s take on the topic. There is a 15 second advertisement before Charlie starts speaking; hang in there. As always an information search leads to unexpected places and I ended up listening to all five episodes of Charlie’s Angle because Charlie’s way of describing topics with props and analogies and a bit of humor, e.g. What does his relatives making Moonshine have to do with Our Value Proposition Episode 2 http://www.anla.org/knowledgecenter/collections/index.cfm?Collection_ID=92
Carey Grable has posted a You Tube video of Vaden Fenton’s Plasticulture Demonstration Program - University of Kentucky Department of Horticulture. The video shows how plastic layers work and demonstrates a water wheel setting of peppers. Thanks to Joe Williams and Vaden for equipment operation and the Agriculture Development Fund and Kentucky Horticulture Council for funding to make this video.
http://www.youtube.com/user/UKRECHort#p/a/u/0/kw8J-70k324 I recently viewed a presentation of a liner production facility that used plasticulture exactly like that demonstrated for producing woody plant liners.
The Water Education Alliance for Horticulture is working with University of Florida Cooperative Extension, OFA, FNGLA, and the German grower association Zentralverband Gartenbau and several experts at universities and companies on topics to help growers conserve, recirculate, and treat irrigation water. For the schedule see http://www.ca.uky.edu/HLA/Dunwell/win1.html/ WaterEdAlliance2011Webinars.html for free registration http://watereducationalliance.org
Sarah Vanek sent out the following to the KY Nursery Listserve “I would like to put together a comprehensive list of Kentucky wholesale nursery businesses, and I need your help in doing so. The goal in creating this list is to provide a centralized location for buyers, such as landscapers and garden centers, to find more local sources of plant material. I know there are a number of factors involved when buyers chose where to purchase their inventory, but this list will hopefully serve as a starting point for those who are interested in finding more local sources.
If you are a wholesaler and would like your business to be included on the list, please email me, email@example.com with the following information: Business Name, Phone, E-mail, City and County, Website (if you have one), a few sentences of advertisement briefly describing your wholesale products (please limit this portion to 75 words or less); include at least the general types of plants you offer (shade trees, ornamental trees, evergreens, shrubs, perennials, etc.); if you would like to, you may also include features unique to your product (e.g. individually labeled for garden center, grown as pot-in-pot, biodegradable containers, etc.), just be sure to keep it to 75 words or less. The information to be provided in this document is by no means intended to reflect each business’s entire inventory, but will serve only as a starting point for discussions between businesses. I strongly encourage participants to include a website where buyers can find more information about the products and/or business. I plan to post this list online, distribute it through the Kentucky Nursery Listserv, and share it with buyers looking for local plant sources. Participants will need to notify me if their information changes."
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October 14, 2011
SUBJECT: Miscellaneous Information and Announcements. To subscribe send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Christi, 270.365.7541 x 221
Eastern Region International Plant Propagators’ Society Conference is in Louisville, Kentucky, October 19-22, 2011. The Seelbach Hilton Hotel is the host hotel and conference center. Contact: Margot Bridgen, IPPS Executive Secretary/Treasurer, 1700 North Parish Dr., Southold, NY 11971; 631.765.9638; Fax, 631.765.9648; e-mail, email@example.com; is you would like to attend . This year’s conference title is "Be a Front Runner”. K eynote speaker Dr. Charlie Hall of Texas A&M will discuss what's really bogging down the economy and what 2012 and beyond has in store for our industry.
Plant people like Harlan Hamernik (Bluebird Nursery), Ed Snodgrass (Emory Knoll Farms), Wolfgang Eberts (Baumschule Eberts, Germany) and the irrepressible Lloyd Traven (Peace Tree Farm) will inspire and impress you with fresh ideas about new opportunities in propagation, breeding and production. The program and Tour information listed by day is at http://ippseastern.com/meeting.htm Hope to see you there.
There will be two opportunities to learn about pesticides and pest management in west Kentucky. November 4 th McCracken County Horticulture Agent Kathy Wimberley: McCracken County Cooperative Extension, 2705 Olivet Church Road, Paducah, KY 42001; 270.554. 9520 is hosting Pesticide Training for pesticide CEUs - 3 general and 1 specific for Cat 3, 6, 10 and 12. December 1, 2011 a Nursery/Landscape IPM program with CEUs will be held at the UKREC, 1205 Hopkinsville St, Princeton, KY I, Win Dunwell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 270.365.7541 x 209 will be the contact.
Bouldin Corporation developed WastAway http://www.wastaway.com. On their web site it says “WastAway has developed an innovative process that takes unsorted household garbage and converts it into a product called Fluff®, ---. Fluff is similar in consistency to wood pulp, and can be processed for use as a growing medium for plants and turf, can be gasified to generate steam, can be converted to synthetic fuels such as ethanol, diesel, and gasoline, or can be compressed and extruded to make products such as construction materials.” I saw this product at Hale and Hines Nursery in McMinnville, TN. They are successfully using Fluff® as a component to their container media. For an image see at the site under construction http://www.ca.uky.edu/HLA/Dunwell/SubstrateAlternatives.html
Jim Owen, VA Tech Professor, made us aware of this excellent resource for Greenhouse Growers via a Facebook posting. Video: Identifying Nutrient Deficiencies Made Easy Part II - Greenhouse Growerhttp://www.greenhousegrower.com/ggtv/?vid=542#ooid=51YW9yMjoob065mppWHupxcQ9SLBKekk Y ou can friend Win http://www.facebook.com/people/Win-Dunwell/100000268472775 or Jim https://www.facebook.com/Jim.Owen.Jr?v=info&ref=nf to get their postings relative to ornamental plant production.
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June 3, 2011
The 2011 UKREC All-commodity Field Day is Thursday, July 21, 2011. See You There!!!
NURSERY LISTSERVE for Kentucky Nurseries - Sarah Vanek, Extension Associate for Nursery Crops funded by the KY Hort Council and Ag Development Fund has already made an impact by setting up a Kentucky Nursery Listserve for the industry that can be subscribed to by following the directions in Sarah’s announcement and newsletter at http://www.ca.uky.edu/HLA/Dunwell/KYNurseryListserve.html The first discussion was on calico scale and what to be on the lookout for in the future.
NURSERYCROPS IPM BLOG – Carey Grable’s Blog is being set up in Wordpress we will get an announcement out to you once it is fully loaded. It is just in the starting stages but the addition of a means for interested people to sign up for e-mail announcement of new posts, allow for discussions and tracking hits to report to our funding agencies will enhance the efficiency. Cary’s previous posts and extensive WIKI containing information related to nursery pests will still be at https://citc.ca.uky.edu/groups/nurserycropsipm/blog and WIKI https://citc.ca.uky.edu/groups/nurserycropsipm respectively.
Drs Dewayne Ingram and Tom Fernandez (Michigan State) have printed a “worthy” Extension publication: Life Cycle Assessment - Implications for the Green Industry at http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/ho/ho90/ho90.PDF
Posting information and images to Win’s Facebook http://tinyurl.com/3wfpeot, UKREC Botanical Garden Facebook Page http://tinyurl.com/3l777lc, UK Nursery Crops Development Center Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/WDunwellUKNCDC, and UKREC Horticulture Group at http://tinyurl.com/3wxa9db has lead to fewer monthly HortMemos but we will keep it going.
Sarah Vanek – Reported Lexington Calico Scale egg hatch peaked For Control see http://joa.isa-arbor.com/request.asp?JournalID=1&ArticleID=2949&Type=2 , we have been reporting and posting images to Facebook and Twitter but great Entomology pubs are available on cicada; Lee Townsend’s “2011 Cicada Watch” web pages http://pest.ca.uky.edu/EXT/Cicada/kycic2011.html and Entfact-446 http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef446.aspand Lecanium scales on oaks discussed in EntFact- 430 http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef430.asp Cicada are still here for images see http://tinyurl.com/3wfpeot
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April 6, 2011
Sarah Vanek has accepted the Extension Associate for Nursery Crops position for Central KY that is grant-funded by the Kentucky Horticulture Council/Agriculture Development Fund. Sarah has a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from the University of Nebraska and Master of Science in Entomology from the University of Kentucky. Her honors include Summa Cum Laude and Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding M.S. Student which recognized her innovative research in biological control, her leadership in organizing a scientific symposium and giving several invited scientific presentations, extension teaching for horticultural industries, and her outreach and service to youth education and the community. The position she is filling was formerly held by Amy Fulcher and focuses on assisting farmers adding or modifying nursery crop production on their farms. Sarah can be contacted by e-mail, email@example.com or phone, 859.257.1273.
Mark Halcomb and Amy Fulcher are offering; Airblast Sprayer Workshop: Optimizing Your Sprayer for Better Coverage, Better Pest Control, and Greater Savings. May 4, 2011, 7:30 am CDT registration, 8:00 am program. Pro-Gro Nursery, 562 Fuston Cemetery Rd., McMinnville, TN. Contact: Mark Halcomb, Warren County Extension, TN, 931.473.8484; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org The Kentucky Airblast Sprayer Workshops, also presented by Randy Zondag, OSU Extension Educator and Dr. Heping Zhu, USDA-ARS, in 2008 and 2009 were fantastic and applicable to anyone who uses an airblast sprayer. See http://www.ca.uky.edu/HLA/Dunwell/UTOptimizingYourAirblastSprayProgram.pdf for the program and registration. We’ll be there!
The University of Kentucky Research and Education Center Botanical Garden has a new Facebook page.
Carey’s Blog https://citc.ca.uky.edu/groups/nurserycropsipm/blog and WIKI https://citc.ca.uky.edu/groups/nurserycropsipm contains information related to nursery pests.
FYI: the following weed identification programs might prove helpful in designing weed management programs.
Bernard, C.S., J.C. Neal, J.F. Derr, and A. Krings. 2009. Weeds of Container Nurseries in the United States (Online)Beta. North Carolina State University, Raleigh. http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/plantbiology/ncsc/deployed/key/WeedIT(Beta)/Media/Html/intro.htm
Bernard, C.S., A. Krings, J.C. Neal, and J.F. Derr. 2009. Weeds of Container Nurseries in the United States Mobile 1.0Beta. North Carolina State University, Raleigh. http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/plantbiology/ncsc/deployed/sliks/intro.htm
An interesting web site Dr. Dewayne Ingram pointed out to me is Sustainable Sites: “The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) is an interdisciplinary effort by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the United States Botanic Garden to create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices.” http://www.sustainablesites.org
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January 4, 2011
The National Green Centre Trade Show and Educational Show, St Louis was great. It was like old home week of a family of horticulture friends among the speakers Mike Dirr, Allen Armitage, Jason Griffith, Ted Bilderback, Richard Olsen, Andrew Bell, Dave Creech, Earl Cully, Aaron Atwood, Stuart Warren, Jim Owen, Michael Dosmann, Anna Ball and more; plus all the other speakers and attendees.
More chances to meet with many of the leaders and educators in our industry in Louisville will occur the week of January 24, 2011 when all the nations nursery crops Water Management and Quality for Ornamental Crop Production and Health researchers and educators will be there January 24-26; the Kentucky Landscape Industries presenters will be there on the 27 th and 28 th and the 2011 ANLA Management Clinic speakers on January 26-29 plus all the exhibitors at the Mid-States on the 28 th and 29th. Louisville will be the mecca for the nursery landscape industry. See you there!
Brood XIX, periodical cicadas, is due in 2011 mostly in west Kentucky. There is a fact sheet on periodical cicadas in KY posted at http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef446.asp A web page for it is up at http://pest.ca.uky.edu/EXT/Cicada/kycic2011.html Thanks to Lee Townsend for making us aware back in November. A summary can be found in the WIKI of Carey Grable’s UK Nursery Crops Ipm Blog, https://citc.ca.uky.edu/groups/nurserycropsipm/blog
On-line resources for 2011:
To subscribe to e-mail versions of HortMemo and West Kentucky Nursery Update contact Christi Forsythe, email@example.com
UK Nursery Crops IPM Blog and WIKI (Carey is putting all important information related to Nursery Crop Production in a single place with links to original material). Carey Grable. https://citc.ca.uky.edu/groups/nurserycropsipm/blog
Nursery Crops Development Center, HortMemo and HortMemo Meetings, archived UK Nursery Crops Material Win Dunwell. http://www.ca.uky.edu/HLA/Dunwell/win1.html
Pest Management Strategic Plan for Container and Field-Produced Nursery Crops in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Amy Fulcher, Editor. http://www.ipmcenters.org/pmsp/pdf/GA-KY-NC-SC-TNnurserycropsPMSP.pdf
Handouts on Nursery Crop Production. Mark Halcomb, author. http://www.utextension.utk.edu/mtnpi/handouts.html
Sustainable Nursery Production. Sarah White, Editor. http://www.clemson.edu/extension/horticulture/nursery
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