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Cover photo for Apple Thinning Update: 4/30/19

Apple Thinning Update: 4/30/19

Output from the Carbon Balance Model for four sites in western NC (Apple Wedge, Flat Rock, Sugarloaf, and Moravian …

Cover photo for Post-Bloom Thinning Update: 4.28.19

Post-Bloom Thinning Update: 4.28.19

Post-Bloom Thinning Update The majority of post-bloom chemical thinning decisions will likely occur this week. The forecast calls for relatively …

Rosy apple aphid damage on apple leaves

Insect Concerns at Petal Fall

Petal fall is an important time for control of the plum curculio and first generation oriental fruit moth (OFM). …

Photo of apple trees

Pre-Bloom Insecticide Options

Prebloom is an important time for preventive management of several key insect and mite pests that can cause problems …

Cover photo for Pre-Season Disease Clean-Up

Pre-Season Disease Clean-Up

Orchard clean up during the fall and winter months, can save some apple disease-associated headaches during the season. From …

Cover photo for Fire Blight Survey-Urgent Please Respond!

Fire Blight Survey-Urgent Please Respond!

Dear Southeastern Apple Growers: A U.S. research team including plant pathologists, horticulturalists, and economists has been formed to address and …

Recent Publications related to Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

Dismiss (sulfentrazone)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of the herbicide Dismiss (sulfentrazone).

Ronstar (oxadiazon)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of the herbicide Ronstar (oxadiazon).

Fortress (isoxaben + dithiopyr)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of the herbicide Fortress (isoxaben + dithiopyr).

Example of drip irrigation system.

Plasticulture for Commercial Vegetables

This guide for farmers describes the advantages and disadvantages of using plasticulture to grow vegetables. …

17 hours ago
Pansy affected by damping-off fungi.

Damping-off in Flower and Vegetable Seedlings

This factsheet offers information on damping off in flower and vegetable seedlings, a result of …

Bacterial spot symptoms on field tomatoes caused by Xanthomonas

Bacterial Spot of Pepper and Tomato

This factsheet discusses the symptoms and control of bacterial spot of peppers and tomatoes.

Steam is directed to the weeds growing in the cracks of pavement

Are There Alternatives to Glyphosate for Weed Control in Landscapes?

Many landscape maintenance professionals have grown reliant on glyphosate for weed control. Landscape weed control …

1 week ago
Bacterial wilt in tomato field.

Southern Bacterial Wilt of Tomato

Southern bacterial wilt of tomatoes is addressed in this factsheet.