How do you treat weeds in a drought?

by Alabama Extension

Herbicides will work best when a plant is actively growing, vigorously growing plants. Herbicide labels caution against spraying when plants are stressed or under extreme environmental conditions. However, unfortunately, weeds continue to grow in droughty conditions, while our crops continue to suffer. How are herbicides affected in these hot, dry conditions? How does it affect the activity of the herbicides? To learn more please download this article.

Oak wilt, other tree diseases examined at program in San Antonio

By: Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife

Tree diseases, with oak wilt taking center stage, were the focus of the Tree Disease Identification and Management program held recently at the Urban Ecology Center at Phil Hardberger Park in San Antonio.

More than 120 people, including landscapers, tree care experts, certified arborists, green industry representatives, Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists, attended the program, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M Forest Service and City of San Antonio. Continue reading

IPM online class starts July 1

Northern States Conservation Center’s Online Museum classes program has several courses starting July 1, 2016 which still have room for students. One of these helps you write and implement your integrated pest management plan.

Come join our excellent instructors for this interesting and informative course!

MS210: Integrated Pest Management For Museums Libraries and Archives

July 1 to August 12, 2016 Continue reading

Southern rust and tar spot of corn are on the move

In Southeast Farm Press

by Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky Extension Plant Pathologist

Two corn diseases are already making some news this season. Southern rust and tar spot have been detected in southern states and could potentially make their way to Kentucky this season. So, keeping a lookout for these two diseases is a good idea. Continue reading