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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (5 Jan 18)

We’ve selected a few of the latest new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases from CAB Abstracts. Records this fortnight include the first report of the golden apple snail ( 363 more words

Agriculture

Elderberry Issues

I and my garden friends (birds, bees, etc.) love elderberry (Sambucus Canadensis) but it’s been slowly dawning on me they just aren’t doing too well. I have two full grown shrubs. 230 more words

Garden

Banana Delivery in NYC: It's Seriously Complicated

The New York Times had a fascinating feature last Friday (August 4) detailing the complications in getting bananas from their US point of entry into stores and fruit stands around New York City. 348 more words

Healthy Eating

Friday Fellow: Downy Mildew

by Piter Kehoma Boll

Last week I introduced a serious plant pathogen, the gray mold, that attacks many crops and has a special role as either a bad or a good guy in wine grapes. 327 more words

Friday Fellow

National Trust backs Forestry Commission's Keep It Clean campaign

The Forestry Commission has called on visitors to woods and forests to help stop the spread of plant diseases.

The quango, which manages 900,000 hectares of woods and forests in England, has launched a new campaign, Keep It Clean. 140 more words

Cornell: iPad app lets plant specialists assess disease severity

From Cornell: iPad app lets plant specialists assess disease severity. “Estimate relies on Standard Area Diagrams (SADs), a series of photographs of diseased leaves, with each photo containing a leaf incrementally more diseased than the previous one. 42 more words

New Resources

Annuals for Spring Planting

Now that warmer weather has arrived, it will soon be time to purchase new annuals for adding color to your landscape.  Before buying any new plants, make certain that they are the proper varieties for spring planting.   303 more words

Plant Pests