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To keep this momentum going, all of our Segment Councils will be meeting at the end of this month to discuss issues and opportunities and to set strategic goals within each. These councils include Landscape Design/Build, Snowplowing/Landscape Management, Irrigation, Grower, Retail, Supplier, and Gen NEXT. If you’d like to get more involved, participating in these councils is a great first step. Contact me today to learn more and to get started.

A new highly virulent race of Puccinia graminis, Ug99, which was discovered in East Africa in 1999, has spread to other parts of Africa and to wheat growing regions in the Middle East and Central Asia.  According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the unique thing about Ug99 is the broad spectrum of virulence it exhibits as not only has it defeated the Sr31 resistance gene, a widely used gene that has been effective in wheat for over 30 years, but also most of the resistance genes of wheat origin and other key genes like Sr38 from related species.  Since its

Photos from top:  Lesions on Buxus; Lesions on leaf surface of Pachysandra; and Lesions on underside of leaf surface. Photos courtesy of Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

Prevention and Management of Boxwood Blight (PDF)

Best Management Practices for Boxwood Blight: Industry Recommended Best Management Practices for the Prevention and Eradication of Boxwood Blight within a Nursery (PDF)

Boxwood Blight Disease Identified in North America (PDF)

The Michigan Certified Nurseryman specialty has been developed for Green Industry professionals who grow annuals, perennials, shrubs and/or trees in a nursery or greenhouse setting. Topics that are covered by this specialty include:

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