How Poinsettia Diseases Can Ruin the Holiday

Poinsettia are holiday decorations in public and personal spaces. No holiday décor is complete without at least one. However, numerous plant diseases can act as a Grinch to steal holiday cheer. Proper plant selection and maintenance are important for a

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Iron Deficiency of Woody Plants (ID-84)

Iron deficiency is a nutritional deficit that can occur in woody and herbaceous plants in landscapes, nurseries, greenhouses, and production fields. It is most often associated with soils that have neutral or alkaline pH (pH 7.0 or above). Plants that

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Some Principles of Fungicide Resistance (PPFS-MISC-02)

Fungicides are important tools in modern crop production. Unfortunately, one of the risks of using these products is that fungi sometimes develop resistance to them. Resistance development is a concern because the products may become less effective—or even useless—for controlling

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Emerging Virus Threat to Greenhouse Tomato and Pepper Production

Within the last several days, USDA has issued new guidance on an emerging viral disease of tomato and pepper (link).   Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) is a new tobamovirus (in the tobacco mosaic virus family) first documented in Israel

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Woolly Apple Aphids Come and Go, But Don’t Really Leave!

There are several species of aphids attacking apples, and among them, woolly apple aphid is the most difficult to manage. Unlike other aphids, this species attacks trees above and below ground, but it is the damage you don’t see that

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Bacterial Canker of Tomato (PPFS-VG-06)

Bacterial canker is a potentially serious disease of tomato that can occur in commercial plantings and residential gardens. This infectious disease is capable of spreading rapidly, resulting in devastating losses. In addition, the pathogen can be difficult to eradicate once

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EPA Seeking Nominations for Rural Stakeholder Advisory Committee

The EPA is seeking nominations of persons willing to serve on the Farm Ranch and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee. This committee enables the EPA to build a relationship with agricultural stakeholders and rural communities to ensure the agency is

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