HortMemo - A University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service Newsletter
for the Kentucky Nursery/Landscape Industry
2012 HortMemo below
by Winston C. Dunwell, Professor - Nursery Crops Development Center
UK Department of Horticulture
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December 4, 2012
Integrated Pest Management and Best Practices Workshop. December 11, 2012. Scott County Extension Office, 1130 Cincinnati Road, Georgetown, KY 40324. Speakers include: Emily Dobbs and Jonathan Larson talking about turfgrass insects and pesticides; Dr. Carl Redmond will discuss new pesticide chemistries in horticulture; Dr. Edwin Ritchie will discuss the process of soil testing and interpreting test results; Joe Boggs will provide an overview and update on Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) and Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) management. KY Department of Agriculture CEU’s: 4 General Hrs. & 2 Specific Hrs. (Categories 2, 3, 10, 14, 18). Contact: Sarah Vanek, 859.257.1273; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org; url, http://www.ca.uky.edu/HLA/Dunwell/IPMWorkshop_11Dec2012.pdf See you there.
Carey Grable, Extension Associate for Nursery Crops completed his Masters degree at Murray State November 30, 2012. We congratulate him for putting in the effort while working full time to gain knowledge and produce quality research for his thesis.
UK Plant Diagnostician Paul Bachi sent me a site to keep track of Phytophthora ramorum as it is found in nurseries. As the site changes each month because the USA PHYTOPHTHORA RAMORUM NURSERY CHRONOLOGY newsletters are pdfs and the file name contains the date of posting it may be easier to go to the sudden oak death nursery-information site to the get the pdf for that month
Justin Menke won a Southern Nursery Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Award for 2012. Justin is an undergraduate student at the University of Kentucky majoring in Landscape Architecture. He has been on the Dean's List each semester, is a member of Sigma Lambda Alpha Honor Society. He has worked at Boone County golf courses in turf and grounds maintenance, and as a summer intern at the Boone County Arboretum (2010 and 2011.) http://www.sbmsef.org/awards.html
Meetings to get on your calendar
December 11, 2012 - Integrated Pest Management and Best Practices Workshop – see above
Kentucky Landscape Industries (KLI) Winter Conference. January 23-25, 2013. Louisville, KY. http://www.knla.org
Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Association (KNLA) Trade Show. January 24-25, 2013. http://www.knla.org
January 29, 2013 – Northern Kentucky Arborist, Landscaper & Nursery Worker Seminar. http://www.ca.uky.edu/HLA/Dunwell/NoKYCommercialArboristLandscaperNurseryWorkerSeminar_2013.pdf
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August 30, 2012
See you at the Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Association Summer Outing at Bernheim Arboretum, September 6, 2012 Registration open at 7:00 am; the first talk at 8:45 am.
Tom Priddy, UK Agricultural Meteorologist and Director of the Agricultural Weather Center shared the average frost dates for Kentucky table online location (based on 1981-2010 data) http://cdo.ncdc.noaa.gov/climatenormals/clim20supp1/states/KY.pdf For those that would like to access other US locations http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/search
J. Bon Hartline, 94, of Anna, Illinois, died Saturday, May 26, 2012 at his home. I considered him a friend and corresponded with him via letters and HortMemo over the years. He was born March 22, 1918. He owned and operated Hartline Fruit Farm and Holly Nursery in Anna. He discovered and introduced many plants including Chief Paduke American Holly, Council Fire Possumhaw Holly, and numerous other holly cultivars as well as naming ‘Chase Manhattan’ Ginkgo (a great story there: Bon was telling the visiting Ted Dudley, USNA and some other guests something to the effect that the form of the Ginkgo if promoted to the Bonzai Society could lead to Chase Manhattan Bank). Bon was a beloved horticulturist, fruit grower, nurseryman and plantsman known internationally. He and Ferry were special people to gardeners in the Evansville, IN area when I first moved to Kentucky in 1978. He was a member of the Holly Society and the Rhododendron Society. He was a member of a group of the greatest horticulturists that ever lived. The group included people I was fortunate to know: Bob Simpson, Simpson’s Orchard and Nursery (now Simpson’s Nursery); Theodore Klein, Yew Dell Nursery; and Buddy Hubbuch, Bernheim Arboretum Horticulturist. When I last visited, with Betsy Simpson (Bob’s daughter), Ben Cecil and Dan VanBidder, Bon was 91 and had just sold the last experimental aircraft he had built. If his back had not given out on him I am sure he would have been working on a plane when he died. A very special man indeed!
His daughter, Mary Ann Hartline wrote me. “Mr. Dunwell- My father died in May. He was 94 years old and his body had just given up. Thank you for your continued interest. Mary Ann Hartline. P.s. I plan on keeping the yard going. ” That “the yard” and all its plants will still be there is great, the original Chase Manhattan Ginkgo is there by the driveway, as is the weirdest Magnolia grandiflora I ever saw along with northern most Cunninghamia I had seen at the time I first saw it in the 1980s and an Ilex decidua hedge to name a few. Of course the home contains Bon’s leaded glass art hanging in the windows and as windows.
This discussion reminds me of Melvin Moffitt’s statements that the socialization of those in the industry at meetings is very important. I first met Bon and Ferry at a Rhododendron Society Meeting in Evansville. I first traveled to their home with a fellow experimental aircraft pilot, McCracken County Extension Agent Doug Wilson. From those meetings I met them and their friends everywhere including Holly Society Meetings and a Yew Dell event.
Upcoming meetings “worthy” of attending and enjoying industry socialization:
Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Association Summer Outing. September 6, 2012. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest , Clermont, KY
LNA - Louisville Nursery Association Meeting. September 19, 2012. Abrams Nursery, 8206 North Highway 421, Milton, KY
Integrated Pest Management and Best Practices Workshop. December 11, 2012. Scott County Extension Office, 1130 Cincinnati Road, Georgetown, KY 40324
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August 23, 2012
The 13th Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Association Summer Outing is September 6, 2012. It will be at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest , Clermont, KY. For the day’s program see http://www.knla.org/summer_outing It will be an exciting day of green industry socialization and great presentations on timely topics. Topics include: Bulbs by Bill Miller, Cornell Univ.; Bulb Displays by Stephen Foltz, Cincinnati Zoo & BG; New Pests Threatening Kentucky by Jennie Edelen Condra, UK; Disease Management in the Ornamentals Industry by Paul Bachi, UK; Intelligent Sprayers by Amy Fulcher, UT. The University of Kentucky Nursery Crops Group will have a booth please stop by and see what we have been doing and have planned for future programs.
Carey Grable has added all the presentations of the UK Nursery Crops IPM Diagnostics Workshop http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB3F7B752CA3E620F&feature=plcp on June 14, 2012 to the UKREC Horticulture YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/UKRECHort .
Norm Dart mentioned boxwood buyers should not buy boxwood plants from anyone who is not committed to the Nursery Industry Voluntary Boxwood Blight (Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum) Best Management Practices (BB BMP): To prevent the introduction of the disease and what to do if it is detected in nursery operations, Version 1.0. The BB BMPs have been endorsed and published by ANLA, Boxwood Blight Working Group, Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) and National Plant Board. To get a copy of BB BMP Version 1.0 go to http://www.anla.org/docs/government%20relations/Boxwood%20blight/BBWG-BMPs-Version1.pdf
A drawing for a Decagon Devices wireless sensor network system is being offered as incentive to ask ornamental plant producers to fill in the USDA ‐ funded National Irrigation Survey by November 12, 2012.
For a description of the survey and the goals of the study go to: http://www.ca.uky.edu/HLA/Dunwell/NationalIrrigationSurvey.pdf
To fill in the survey go to: https://www.research.net/s/ornamental
The contact for the survey is John Majsztrik, email@example.com (preferred communication) or 301.405.2778
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July 24, 2012
SUBJECT: Miscellaneous Information and Announcements. To subscribe send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Christi, 270.365.7541 x 221
Carey Grable is adding the presentations of the UK Nursery Crops IPM Diagnostics Workshop http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB3F7B752CA3E620F&feature=plcp on June 14, 2012 to the UKREC Horticulture YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/UKRECHort . The UKREC Hort Group has watched several of the presentations as continuing education and as a test audience during “heat breaks”. The excellent presentations by Drs. Amy Fulcher, JC Chong, Norm Dart and Nicole Ward are worth watching and even for those that attended I can attest that a second viewing is very informative and lead to downloading some of their reference publications.
The UKCA Horticulture Research Farm Field Day, will be August 7 th, 2012 from 1000-1400 multiple tours including biocontainers for ornamentals, grapes, biofuels, vegetables, fruits, tunnels, organics and more. The UK Horticultural Research Farm is located on the south side of Lexington approximately one block west of the intersection of Man O' War Boulevard and Nicholasville Road (U.S. 27). The entrance to the farm, Emmert Farm Lane, is off Man O' War Boulevard at the traffic light opposite the entrance to Lowe's and Wal-Mart. For more info contact Tim Coolong, 859.257.3374; e-mail, email@example.com
Bob McNiel, Highland Moor Nursery and The Hort Alliance, is hosting the August Louisville Nursery Association meeting August 15 th. The location is 226 Shady Lane, Midway, KY 40347. For more information contact Norma Redmon May, LNA Executive
Secretary; 502.593.4747; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org; url, http://www.louisvillenursery.org
The Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Association (KNLA) Summer Outing is September 6, 2012 at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, KY. Bill For more information contact Betsie A. Taylor, KNLA Executive Director; 502.695.0106; Fax, 502.695.8455; e-mail, email@example.com; url, http://www.knla.org/
From the SNA E-mail Newsletter 10Jul2012: SNA Best Management Practices Guide v 3.0 Scheduled for Release this Fall. The ever-popular SNA Best Management Practices (BMP) Guide is currently being updated and enhanced and is scheduled for release this fall. Version 3.0 will feature an enhanced Irrigation section including a new section on Constructed Wetlands, as well as information on the RMA Crop Protection Insurance Program. Version 3.0 will be featured on the SNA website as a reference tool – free to the industry – as soon as the project is completed. Contact Karen Summers firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about SNA.
The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has announced preliminary plans for an event in 2013. Scheduled for August 5 - 7, 2013, at Atlanta’s Georgia International Convention Center (GICC), this event will combine the SNA Research Conference, the Southern Plant Conference, the SNA State Officer's Conference, and the Annual SNA Business Meeting. Contact: Karen Summers, SNA Executive Vice-President, PO Box 801454, Acworth, GA 30101; 678.809.9992; Fax, 678.809.9993; e-mail, email@example.com; url, http://www.sna.org
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) celebrated it’s 50 th Anniversary at OFA, July 14, 2012. In the bulletin for the reception I learned HRI has awarded $20,000 to Dewayne Ingram-University of Kentucky and Charles Hall-Texas A&M University for their project Ref. #413: Analyzing the Environmental Impact (Carbon Footprint) and Economic Costs of Field-Grown Flowering Tree Production System Components. To see who the other HRI grant recipients are see: http://www.anla.org/knowledgecenter/ticker/index.cfm?view=detail&colid=125&cid=334&mid=5326&CFID=34901&CFTOKEN=58126842
HortMemo previously mentioned the UK Extension Publication Life Cycle Assessment: Implications for the Green Industry by Drs. Dewayne Ingram and Tom Ferandez but considering HRI funding targeted several proposals related to Life Cycle Assessment you might be interested in their excellent overview of the topic. http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/ho/ho90/ho90.PDF
OFA – The Association of Horticulture Professionals and The American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) announced the development of a new, joint event. The new event, named "Next Level," will be held January 31 - February 2, 2013 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. Also announced was the joining of the two associations into one “OFA – The Association of Horticulture Professionals” with Michael Geary becoming the chief staff executive of both OFA and ANLA beginning on January 1, 2013. See ANLA Knowledge Center - ANLA Today http://tinyurl.com/clutveo or For more information on the partnership between ANLA and OFA and the Next Level conference visit www.onevoiceoneindustry.com .
IPMPro and IPMLite have support at the websites http://www.ipmproapp.com and http://www.ipmliteapp.com or the Southern Nursery Integrated Pest Management (SNIPM) working group site at http://wiki.bugwood.org/SNIPM
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July 10, 2012
IPMPro mentioned in the last edition of HortMemo has set the standard for Nursery/Landscape/Arborist Apple and Android apps now the same group has introduced IPMLite for Landscape gardeners. Amy Fulcher at the University of Tennessee is the lead developer of a group of Southeastern Horticulturists (including Win Dunwell), Plant Pathologists, Entomologists, and Weed Scientists at seven land-grant universities who created the Apple and Android apps.
The mobile app IPMLite adds a new high-tech tool to the gardener’s toolbox. This app will help keep them aware via alerts of pests as they develop over the season at their location, as well as provide them how-to information on insect and disease management, pruning and fertilization schedules, and more.
IPMLite enables users to:
IPMLite was built for the USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4 through 8 (with capability for Zone 9a and 9b), which includes 20-plus states from west of the Mississippi River, east and north to Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and south to the Gulf Coast.
IPMPro is $24.99 and IPMLite is $9.99 and are available through Apple (iPhone and iPad) and Android marketplaces.
IPM For Select Deciduous Trees in Southeastern US Nursery Production, Amy Fulcher and Sarah White, editors. Authors alphabetically: Craig R. Adkins, S. Kristine Braman, Matthew R. Chappell, Juang-Horng (JC) Chong, Jeffrey F. Derr, Winston C. Dunwell, Steven D. Frank, Amy F. Fulcher, Frank A. Hale, William E. Klingeman, Gary W. Knox, Anthony V. LeBude, Joseph C. Neal, Mathews L. Paret, Nicole A. Ward, Sarah A. White, Jean L. Williams-Woodward, Alan S. Windham and guest author Jill R. Sidebottom. This FREE book is the collaboration of SNIPM (Southern Nursery Integrated Pest Management, pronounced snip-um) horticulturists, entomologists, plant pathologists, and weed scientists. The format for iPads is particularly useful with the addition of nursery practice videos some by UK Dept of Horticulture’s very own Carey Grable, Nursery Crops Extension Associate (see his other videos at the UKREC Horticulture YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/UKRECHort ). On the iPad the book must be viewed in landscape orientation in order to see the images and tables. Videos in the text and viewable in portrait and landscape orientation but landscape is preferred.
The opening chapters are: Chapter 1 - Overview of IPM in Flowering and Ornamental Shade Trees; Chapter 2 – Container Production; Chapter 3 – Field Production. The “selected deciduous trees” chapters are: Chapter 4 – Birches – Betula spp; Chapter 5 – Cherry – Prunus spp; Chapter 6 – Crapemyrtle – Lagerstroemia spp; Chapter 7 – Dogwood – Cornus spp; Chapter 8 Chinese Elms – Ulmus parvifolia; Chapter 9 Magnolias –Magnolia spp; Chapter 10 - Maples – Acer spp: Shapter 11 – Oaks – Quercus spp; Chapter 12 Redbud- Cercis spp. The last chapter is Chapter 13 – Weed and Ground Cover Management in Field Nursery Production. Each chapter contains images of production, and pests including abiotic disorders as well as tables of plant characteristics and requirements and pesticide recommendations. The book can be downloaded to an iPad via iTunes or direct from the store when in iBooks or as a book chapter by chapter without videos via the SNIPM site that can be printed or viewed at the site or as downloaded files. (iTunes/iBooks, Southern IPM http://wiki.bugwood.org/SNIPM , 2012)
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May 18, 2012
Nursery IPM Diagnostics (Scouting) Workshop is June 14 th. The program (Trimble County Extension Office and Abrams Nursery) and registration are online at http://www.ca.uky.edu/HLA/Dunwell/UKNurseryCropsIPMDiagnosticsWorkshop_2012.pdf This year’s speakers are Amy Fulcher of UT, Nicole Ward of UK, JC Chong of Clemson and Norm Dart of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Plant Pathology Laborator. Norm Dart sent in a description of his presentation Boxwood Blight: Background, skills and strategies to help exclude and mitigate this disease in nurseries. Session will give a brief background on boxwood blight (Caused by Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum) including its known distribution and the basic biology of the pathogen. The session will then focus on developing skills for scouting and strategies for excluding this disease. Lastly, practices for reducing boxwood blight inoculum levels and economic impact in the event of an introduction will be covered.” ISA 6 CEUs; Pesticide CEUs applied for.
Carey Grable has added 3 new YouTube videos: Ornamental Grafting – The Side Veneer Graft (renowned grafter Chris Summers), Blackberry Pruning Demonstration (Dr. John Strang) and Blueberry Pruning Demonstration (Dr. John Strang) to the UKREC YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/UKRECHort
The IPMPro app for iPhone, iPad and Android by the Southern Nursery IPM working group has been released and can be found on Apple apps and Android apps! Visit your app marketplace today to read more about IPMPro and to download it. It is a cell phone app that simplifies keeping up with timely plant care needs and pests and pesticide record keeping! It has a number of features designed to help busy Green Industry members and Extension professionals:
• Receive text-like alerts for time-sensitive pest issues and plant care - alert date adjusted to location
• Consult images, pest lifecycle, and management options for major pests of woody plants
• Reference how-to information and images of cultural practices
• Obtain pesticide recommendations for major diseases and insects
• Utilize built-in pesticide recordkeeping for documentation while outdoors
• Track pests and cultural practices in calendar view or a chronological list http://www.ca.uky.edu/HLA/Dunwell/IPMPro_UKCA.pdf or http://www.ipmproapp.com/ contains more information about it!
The Kentucky Landscape Industries (KLI) Winter Conference date is changed to January 23-25, 2013 and the Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Association Trade Show will be January 24-25, 2013 at the Kentucky International Convention Center. For more information contact KNLA Executive Director, Betsie A. Taylor, 216 Pendleton Lane, Frankfort, Ky. 40601, Frankfort, KY 40601; 502.695.0106; Fax, 502.695.8455; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org ; url, http://www.knla.org
The ANLA Management Clinic a standard event at the Galt House for as long as I can remember is changing to a combined event with OFA. In a posting at greenhouse product news http://www.gpnmag.com/ofa-anla-planning-new-event-2013 one reads the following statement “OFA CEO Michael Geary, CAE (sic), responding to questions about this event said, ‘“I can tell you it will not be on a beach somewhere – or in Louisville, KY – but we do want an accessible location.’ ------- ‘We’ll get back to you on the name.’” So it will not be in Louisville and not named the ANLA Management Clinic. I guess we will just have to follow the plans in newsletters, postings and industry magazines. ANLA and OFA have Facebook pages that will have the info.
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March 30, 2012
All of the following announcements were made via Sarah Vanek’s, Extension Associate for Nursery Crops, Kentucky Nursery Listserve which sends out e-mail information. For directions to participate go to http://www.ca.uky.edu/HLA/Dunwell/KYNurseryListServe_Invite.pdf to see past postings see http://www.ca.uky.edu/HLA/Dunwell/KYNurseryListServeSarahVanekposts.html these might take a few seconds to load depending on your internet connection.
Dr. Nicole Ward, UK plant pathologist, lead author has published an expanded version of the Woody Plant Disease Management Guide for Nurseries and Landscapes. It is at http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/id/id88/id88.pdf
Scouting and Monitoring Pests of Deciduous Trees during Nursery Production is a outstanding resource by UK Alum UT Professor Dr. Amy Fulcher. It is a compilation of years of dedicated work scouting nurseries and training nursery scouts, nursery owners and employees. It is an outstanding nursery pest management resource!
Carey Grable, Extension Associate for Nursery Crops has been busy editing and formatting Horticulture videos at our UKREC YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/UKRECHort?feature=watch. Below are the titles and upcoming ones in the IPM in Kentucky, UK Fruit and Vegetable Production, and UK Nursery Crops Web-Series Featured Playlists.
Chronologically most recent to oldest:
The Pour-Through Technique For Nursery Crops (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGIOAaiZ0s4 )
Pest Control in Edible Landscapes - Part 2 - IPM in Kentucky - Nursery Crops (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV4qr-zShFo )
Pest Control in Edible Landscapes - Part 1 - IPM in Kentucky - Nursery Crops (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCKxzs37WaY )
A Beautiful Feast - Part 2 - IPM in Kentucky - Nursery Crops (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiaL4ofeMzc )
A Beautiful Feast - Part 1 - IPM in Kentucky - Nursery Crops (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud_jx-LJaZE )
Benefits of Native Plants - IPM in Kentucky - Nursery Crops (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djjsjpgqWbg )
Role of Native Plants in the Battle Between Good and Bad Bugs - IPM in Kentucky - Nursery Crops (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPpDZM0p2jQ )
Pinewood Nematode - IPM in Kentucky - Nursery Crops (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StD57yU7meg )
Boxwood Blight - IPM In Kentucky - Nursery Crops (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yzij9rTvXo )
Plasticulture Demonstration Program - University of Kentucky Department of Horticulture (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw8J-70k324 )
Hand Digging Nursery Trees (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtlP-Qj-hMc&feature=plcp&context=C4ad9443VDvjVQa1PpcFM7FdzQ2iaRwmm2rdXlpu0PAorCHebXTdE%3D )
13-Year Periodical Cicada 2011 - UK IPM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dN2ARjtDQWE&feature=plcp&context=C486c154VDvjVQa1PpcFM7FdzQ2iaRwhac6bN-USDVNlIXP8AUa9o%3D )
Grape Vine Pruning Demonstration (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNPFV7lgAvE&feature=plcp&context=C47a59dbVDvjVQa1PpcFM7FdzQ2iaRwrplr99vhta-GO2wiUwOLrA%3D )
Blackberry Pruning Demonstration
Blueberry Pruning Demonstration
Ornamental Grafting – The Side Veneer Graft
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March 7, 2012
The Lean Workshop was awesome! The next UK Nursery Crops educational opportunity will be the June 14 th IPM Scouting Workshop at Trimble County Extension Office, 43 High Country Lane, Bedford, KY and Kenton Abrams Nursery, 8206 North Highway 421, Milton, KY. Contact Win Dunwell 270.365.7541 x 209 or email@example.com
I found a useful online publication Nursery Crop Selection and Market Niches by Gary Knox and Matthew Chappell. The introduction starts out with - Each year, one of the first questions asked by both seasoned and new nursery producers, managers, and owners is: “What plants should be propagated and/or grown in the upcoming season(s)?” Answering this question requires a complex set of inputs ranging from the type of nursery operation that exists to physical location and market trends. - It can be found at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep455
An IPM for Herbaceous Perennials Book is online. Stanton Gill wrote “We have a brand new, fresh IPM publication for herbaceous perennial nursery growers with insects, disease, biological and chemical control options, fertility management with emphasis on BMP, water management, weed control, and growth regulators. It was joint publication between Karen Rane (UMD), Joyce Latimer (VPI), Brian Wipker (NCS), Andy Senesac (Cornell) , Andrew Ristvey (UMD) and myself (UMD). It is 349 pages long and found online at our web page of www.IPMNET.umd.edu, found under the publication heading. It was just posted in the last month. Since it so long it is downloaded in three sections.” It can be downloaded as 3 pdf’s at: Part 1, http://www.ipmnet.umd.edu/nursery/docs/Part%201-%20EB359PerennialBook-2012-UofMarylandExtension.pdf ; Part 2 http://www.ipmnet.umd.edu/nursery/docs/Part%202-%20EB359PerennialBook-2012-UofMarylandExtension.pdf ; part 3 http://www.ipmnet.umd.edu/nursery/docs/Part%203-%20EB359PerennialBook-2012-UofMarylandExtension.pdf
From Sarah Vanek’s Kentucky Nurseries ListServe - The Kentucky Department of Agriculture will again be offering the Kentucky Landscape Plant Availability Guide. Through the online Plant Availability Guide, customers can search for a specific plant product and be provided with a list of nurseries in Kentucky that sell that product. These are primarily wholesalers but some are retailers. The guide can also provide a comprehensive list of all the plants offered by a specific business. In addition, it provides the contact information for these businesses, so potential customers can contact the businesses directly. To see how the guide works, visit: http://www.kyagr.com/marketing/plantmktg/plantguide/plant.htm
Wholesalers need to submit their current inventories to KDA. Information about how to do this is included in the letter from KDA http://www.ca.uky.edu/HLA/Dunwell/KDA_PlantAvailabilityGuideLetter.pdf that was sent to past participators. If you did not receive the letter, you are not currently listed in KDA’s Plant Availability Guide.
If you are interested in participating, please see the attached letter for more information. New entries will need to be added using a template provided at the following website: http://www.kyagr.com/marketing/plantmktg/ornamental.htm
Entries can be added by sending a catalog instead, but this will significantly delay the process of adding your inventory to the database.
If you have any questions, please contact Adam Watson, Produce Marketing Specialist and PACE Staff Coordinator at KDA; firstname.lastname@example.org or 502.564.4983 ext. 281 or Sarah Vanek, email@example.com or 859.257.1273
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February 8, 2012
UK Nursery Lean (efficiency/sustainable) Production Program. February 29, 2012. Lyndon City Hall, 15 Wood Road, Lyndon, KY 40222. Contact: Sarah Vanek, 859.257.1273; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org . http://www.ca.uky.edu/HLA/Dunwell/LeanMakesGreen_NurseryProgram_Registration_Map.pdf
Southern Nursery Integrated Pest Management Blog with weekly updates on Friday http://blog.caes.uga.edu/sehp
UK Nursery Crops Educational Programs and Resources 2012 http://www.ca.uky.edu/HLA/Dunwell/KYNursCrops_Programs_Resources_2012.html
The Southern Nursery Association Porter Henegar Award is a true honor to those that have won it, but having served as chair of the committee I would point out that only one can be presented with this honor but the forty previous recipients nominate several deserving researchers. I had the pleasure of presenting the 2012 SNA Porter Henegar Award to Dr. Charlie Hall, the Ellison Chair Professor, Texas A&M. Charlie is a well-known Agricultural Economist who makes economics understandable for members of the Nursery/Landscape industry. Subscribe to Charlie’s Blog Making Cents of Green Industry Economics to get an indication of his talent.
KNLA presented an Appreciation Plaque to Dr. Paul Cappiello, Director Yew Dell Gardens, for all the work he so generously volunteers to assist the nursery industry in Kentucky. As an example he worked especially hard organizing the International Plant Propagator’s Society meeting in Louisville which brought nursery owners and their employees from all over the world to Louisville.
John and Bob Korfhage, Korfhage Landscape & Designs, were inducted into the KNLA Honorary Hall of Fame; a well-deserved recognition for their many years of devoted service to KNLA and the industry. Both John and Bob have served as KNLA President. Serving as KNLA President means several years as a board member, then Vice President, then President, then Past-President. They both were recognized leaders in the nursery/landscape industry at very young ages which lead to their being elected to the office of KNLA President when Korfhage Landscape & Designs was just getting started. Congratulations and a heartfelt thank you to both.
Some of the 2012 KLI presentations are available via links at: http://www.ca.uky.edu/HLA/Dunwell/2012KLI.html
A quote from Vincelli, et al. 2011. ID-191 Climate Change:A Brief Summary for Kentucky Extension Agents. http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/id/id191/id191.pdf
“In fact, 97 to 98 percent of the most knowledgeable experts—scientists who actively publish research papers in climate science—are convinced that global warming is occurring and is caused primarily by human activities (1,5).”
1. Anderegg et al. 2010. Expert credibility on climate change. Proc. Nat. Acad. Science 107:12107-12109.
5. Doran et al. 2009. Examining the scientific consensus on climate change. EOS Trans. Amer. Geophysical Union
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