From: Urban Agriculture Information [PCURBANAG-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on
behalf of Mary Carol Sheffield [msheff@UGA.EDU]
Subject: Bulldog Bytes for Urban Agriculture Professionals
Bulldog Bytes- An E-Newsletter of
Paulding County Cooperative Extension
Disease Pressure is High
Due to prolonged wet weather and continuing rainfall, diseases of ornamental plants and turf are affecting many landscapes. Your clients may have concerns about these diseases. Learn more about some of the common diseases found in Georgia's landscapes.
June Insect Management Calendar
Kris Braman and Will Hudson, UGA Entomology Department
The following are insect pests that you might expect to see during June in Georgia. Become familiar with them so you will be able to recognize them in the landscape. We have included links to more information for many of these insect pests. Click on the insect names to find online resources that can help you to identify and manage these pests.
For pesticide recommendations, see the Pest Control Handbook - http:// www.ent.uga.edu/pmh/.
Aphids (Crape myrtle, etc.) – Treat with insecticide if necessary
Citrus whitefly (gardenia and others) – Treat with insecticide if necessary
Dogwood borer – Treat with insecticide if necessary
Insect galls on oaks and maple – Prune out galls if necessary
Mary Carol Sheffield
Paulding County Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Continuing Education Opportunities for the Landscape and Pest Control Industry
Trial Gardens at UGA, Annual Industry Open House, Tue. June 15-Dr. Allan Armitage has extended an invitation to the industry to attend his open house on June 15, 2010. Click here to RSVP to Nathan King at Ball Horticulture. For more information on the Open House, see the UGA Trial Gardens website - http:// ugatrial.hort.uga.edu/
NORTH GEORGIA TURFGRASS FIELD DAY, JUNE 16,
Gainesville City Park. 6 Hours Pesticide Credit in Categories 24 & 21 and 2 hours Pesticide Credit for Private Applicators.
To register, visit www.hallcounty.org/extension and download the registration form. For more information, call the Hall County Extension office at 770-535-8293.
UGA Turfgrass Research Field Day in Griffin, August 4
Visit www.GeorgiaTurf.com for information and registration as it becomes available.