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Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

Colorant Use on Turfgrasses

Want green turf regardless of turfgrass, time of year, or drought? We have developed a guide to using turf …

Photo: Grady Miller

Grady Miller Named 2017 Asa Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Grady Miller, who has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA)! This is the …

Cover photo for Early Alert for Chinch Bugs

Early Alert for Chinch Bugs

We are getting our first reports of chinch bug activity in St. Augustinegrass in Wilmington, NC and, similar to other turf …

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Mapleworm egg cluster

Greenstriped Mapleworm

This Insect Note describes the biology and management of greenstriped mapleworm, a caterpillar pest of …

Figure 3. Greenhouse whitefly nymph.

Greenhouse Whitefly

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the greenhouse whitefly, an insect …

Figure 2. Granulate ambrosia beetle trap.

Granulate (Asian) Ambrosia Beetle Trapping

This Entomology Insect Note offers information on scouting and trapping the granulate (Asian) ambrosia beetle, …

For square spacing, the distance between plants within rows (X)

Selection and Use of Stress-Tolerant Bedding Plants for the Landscape

Each of us are subjected to stresses and pressures every day in our home, work, …

Pruning Field Grown Shade and Flowering Trees

Every nurseryman should know how to prune trees and the reason for the various pruning …

Managing Drought on Nursery Crops

Drought has always caused nursery crop producers great concern. If irrigation water becomes limiting, growers …

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Using the PourThru Procedure for Checking EC and pH for Nursery Crops

Every nursery needs to have someone who routinely checks Electrical Conductivity (EC) also called soluble …

The Pour-Through Extraction Procedure: A Nutrient Management Tool for Nursery Crops

By routinely measuring the electrical conductivity (EC) and pH of growing media and irrigation water …

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