New shrub e-book available on iBooks

The book IPM for Shrubs in Southeastern US Nursery Production Volume 1 is now available via iBooks for viewing on an iPad at the link below and as pdf files for viewing on a laptop, desktop, and most mobile devices at the second link below. The book was developed by the Southern Nursery IPM Working Group (SNIPM).

IPM Select Shrubs: Vol. I

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Also, their previous book, IPM for Select Deciduous Trees in Southeastern US Nursery Production, is also available in iBooks for viewing on an iPad at the link below and as pdf files for viewing on a laptop, desktop, and most mobile devices at the link below that.

IPM Select Trees

http://wiki.bugwood.org/IPM_book

EPA Registers New Nematicide Alternative to Restricted-Use Soil Fumigants, Including Methyl Bromide

The loss of methyl bromide has brought new challenges for some growers, so I thought I would post this news about a new tool in the toolbox.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is registering a new active ingredient, fluensulfone, a non-fumigant nematicide that provides lower-risk chemical control of nematodes than methyl bromide and other Restricted Use soil fumigants. Under the Montreal Protocol, EPA has phased out methyl bromide because its use depletes the ozone layer.

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Hydrilla invading Eno River in North Carolina

From the News & Observer

by Kara Bettis

The invasive aquatic plant hydrilla is moving down the Eno River at a rate of 1 mile per year and could begin to hamper boating and other recreational activities in Falls Lake in 12 years, according to researchers at N.C. State University and the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation.

Hemlock Initiative in WNC funding projects to deal with adelgids

From Smoky Mountain News

A trio of projects will launch renewed efforts to save the eastern hemlock following awards of $75,000 under the Hemlock Restoration Initiative.

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Cover crop conference October 28-29

From Delta Farm Press

by Elton Robinson

There was so much interest in the first Southern Agricultural Cover Crops Conference that organizers decided to do it again.

The 2014 Southern Agricultural Cover Crops Conference will be held Oct. 28-29 at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center, Jonesboro, Ark.

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Spider mites in Alabama worst on cotton in 50 years

In Southeast Farm Press

By Paul Hollis

Spider mites are influenced greatly by the weather, with hot, dry summers being perfect for mites. Alabama cotton producers have had the greatest problem with spider mites this year than they’ve had in the last 50 years or so.

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