First identified on coleus in the US in 2005, downy mildew has become an annual threat to production of this popular annual. The disease may be caused by the pathogens Peronospora lamii (also infects basil, as well as several species of Salvia and Lamium) or P. belbaharii (also infects basil). The symptoms may range from[Read More…]
Along with many other industries, the green industry experienced changes in the last few years. Since the 2008-2009 recession, the industry has shown signs of recovery, especially for some sectors. More recently, mitigation measures due to COVID-19 and mandatory business shutdowns are expected to contract revenues from landscaping services slightly until 2021; yet revenues are[Read More…]
Biology: Common bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) is the most commonly used turfgrass in the southern United States, but it is also a difficult-to-control weed in northern turf. Bermudagrass is a drought tolerant, warm-season, perennial grass species that tolerates low mowing and actively spreads vegetatively by both rhizomes and stolons but also has the ability to spread by[Read More…]
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