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Horticulture News

Past weekly news release by Ed Perry, Retired Farm Advisor

Issue Articles Type Date Added
April 10, 2006 Control Weeds Before Planting Your Garden DOC 6/27/11
April 14, 2008 Citrus Trees Benefit From Light, Selective Pruning DOC 4/16/08
April 17, 2006 Control Soil-Borne Garden Pests with Crop Rotation and Fallowing DOC 10/10/08
April 2, 2007 Pruning is Best Done When the Need Arises DOC 3/26/08
April 2010 Manage Tall Fescue Turfgrass to Prevent Bermudagrass Invasion DOC 3/29/10
April 21, 2008 Protect Your Valuable Trees During Home Construction DOC 4/24/08
April 23, 2007 Birds and Fruit Trees can Coexist in the Same Garden DOC 4/16/08
April 3, 2006 Fruit Trees Need Good Early Care to Develop Properly DOC 1/13/08
April 30, 2007 Why is my Prized Plant not Blooming? DOC 5/7/08
April 7, 2008 Gardeners Should Recognize and Encourage Natural Enemies DOC 4/11/08
April 9, 2007 Careful Planning Helps Prevent Garden Weed Problems DOC 12/17/08
April, 2009 Used Properly, Fertilizers can Make Your Flowers and Vegetables Grow and Produce Better DOC 4/16/09
August 1, 2005 Large branches may drop on hot summer days. PDF 6/27/11
August 14, 2006 Accurate Diagnosis of Plant Problems Requires Much Practice DOC 7/26/08
August 15, 2005 Proper shrub pruning requires advanced planning PDF 12/20/07
August 20, 2007 Proper Pest Identification Results in More Effective Pest Management DOC 7/17/08
August 2009 A Well Drained Soil is Necessary for Healthy Plants DOC 8/21/09
August 21, 2006 Topping is Harmful to Trees DOC 6/27/11
August 27, 2007 Choose Your Pest Management Strategies Wisely DOC 8/12/08
August 28, 2006 Next Year's Fruit Crops Depend Upon Adequate Soil Moisture DOC 4/10/08
August 29, 2005 Grade changes may damage tree roots PDF 2/25/08
August 6, 2007 Wasp Galls in Oak Trees Come in Many Sizes and Shapes DOC 7/17/08
August 7, 2006 Turfgrass and Trees Have Different Cultural Requirements DOC 7/29/08
August 8, 2005 Avoid future problems by looking up before planting a tree PDF 6/27/11
December 10, 2007 Young Tree Training Pays Off in Structurally Sound Mature Trees DOC 10/30/08
December 11, 2006 Landscape Trees Have Real Value DOC 12/19/07
December 12, 2005 Plan carefully for a successful home orchard PDF 12/26/07
December 15, 2008 Good Advice on Pruning Mature Trees from the International Society of Arboriculture DOC 12/11/08
December 19, 2005 Citrus fruits keep longer in a cool, moist place PDF 6/27/11
December 2009 CUT THOSE OVERGROWN FRUIT TREES DOWN TO SIZE DOC 12/17/09
December 24, 2007 Mature Trees Usually Need Little Pruning DOC 11/27/08
December 25, 2006 Vines Need Annual Pruning to Grow and Bloom Best DOC 12/20/07
December 3, 2007 Cyclamen and Other Plants Provide Seasonal Color Indoors DOC 10/24/08
December 4, 2006 Broadleaf Mistletoe Robs Host Trees of Water and Nutrients DOC 12/19/07
December 5, 2005 Fungus gnats may be nuisance pests indoors PDF 12/17/07
February 11, 2008 Horticultural Oils are Useful for Dormant Pest Control DOC 2/12/09
February 12, 2007 The Right Growing Media is Important for Starting Your Own Transplants DOC 2/23/08
February 13, 2006 Take Steps to Prevent Frost Injury to Citrus PDF 6/27/11
February 16, 2009 USE SANITATION TO HELP PREVENT BARK BEETLES FROM ATTACKING YOUR TREES DOC 2/13/09
February 18, 2008 Before Planting, Choose the Proper Location in Your Garden DOC 2/15/08
February 19, 2007 Seeds Started Indoors Need the Right Growing Conditions DOC 7/1/08
February 20, 2006 Broadleaf Mistletoe Infests Many Common Landscape Trees DOC 6/27/11
February 2010 Understand the Difference Between Pruning and Shearing DOC 2/8/10
February 26, 2006 Avoid Tree/Turfgrass Conflicts by Planning and Planting Wisely DOC 2/26/08
February 27, 2006 Trees & Lawns are not Always Compatible DOC 6/27/11
February 5, 2007 Winter Irrigations are Important in Dry Years DOC 2/20/08
February 6, 2006 Leaves on Your Orange Tree Turning Yellow This Winter? Don't Panic PDF 6/16/08
January 1, 2008 Prune Home Fruit Trees to Improve Crop Size and Quality DOC 12/10/08
January 14, 2008 Pruning is Easier with the Right Tool DOC 12/18/08
January 15, 2007 Frost Damaged Citrus Trees May Need Pruning,But Wait Until Spring DOC 1/14/08
January 19, 2009 Take Some Time to Enjoy the Winter Landscape DOC 1/20/09
January 2, 2006 Winter is the season for pruning PDF 8/15/08
January 2010 Consider the Plant Before Pruning DOC 1/27/10
January 22, 2007 A Home Orchard Can Be Rewarding, But Also Demanding DOC 1/14/08
January 23, 2006 Dealing With Overgrown Fruit Trees PDF 6/27/11
January 28, 2008 Soil Layers Restrict Drainage and Root Growth DOC 1/28/08
January 29, 2007 Conifers Have Special Pruning Needs DOC 2/4/08
January 30, 2006 Windbreak Trees Can Conserve Valuable Energy PDF 6/27/11
January 8, 2007 Be sure your landscape tree is nutrient deficient BEFORE applying fertilizer DOC 3/31/09
January 9, 2006 Plan for a disease-free garden PDF 6/27/11
January, 16, 2006 Prevent Borer Damage with Proper Watering and Pruning Practices PDF 6/27/11
July 10, 2006 Flatheaded Borers are Attracted to Sunburned Bark DOC 6/27/11
July 11, 2005 Drip irrigation systems must be properly designed to work well PDF 12/11/07
July 17, 2006 Hot Weather Tests Your Garden Watering Skills DOC 6/27/11
July 18, 2005 Severe root cutting can seriously affect tree health PDF 6/27/11
July 2, 2007 Hot Weather Takes a Toll on Some Garden Crops DOC 7/22/08
July 2009 Sunburn May Seriously Injure Newly Planted Trees DOC 7/2/09
July 23, 2007 Plants Need Nitrogen, but Nitrogen Fertilizers may be Confusing DOC 7/8/08
July 24, 2006 Hot Weather and Improper Watering Favors Turfgrass Diseases DOC 6/27/11
July 25, 2005 Sunburn often injures newly planted trees PDF 6/27/11
July 3, 2006 Trees, Like People, Can Be Injured By Sunburn DOC 5/12/08
July 30, 2007 Leaves Being Chewed? Look for Caterpillars DOC 7/16/08
July 31, 2006 Spider Mites are Favored by Hot, Dry Conditions DOC 10/7/08
July 4, 2005 Many plants are injured by high soil salinity PDF 1/25/10
June 12, 2006 Pick Some Fruits Mature, Others Ripe DOC 8/18/08
June 13, 2005 A variety of nitrogen fertilizers are available to gardeners. PDF 6/27/11
June 16, 2008 Good Water Management Leads to Healthy Plants DOC 6/17/08
June 18, 2007 Trees are Made Hazardous by Topping DOC 9/8/08
June 19, 2006 Hot Weather Can Reduce Your Tomato Crop DOC 2/19/10
June 20, 2005 Thoughts on tree planting and early care PDF 6/27/11
June 2009 A Variety of Stress Factors May Contribute to Tree Decline and Death DOC 6/5/09
June 2010 Tree Roots Grow Where Moisture & Oxygen are Plentiful DOC 6/1/10
June 25, 2007 Proper Irrigation is Critical for Establishing a New Lawn DOC 6/27/08
June 26, 2006 Why do Fruit Trees Sometimes Fail to Bear? DOC 6/27/11
June 29, 2005 Light, Frequent Irrigations Encourage Surface Rooting PDF 10/10/08
June 4, 2007 Plant Good Seed for a Successful Vegetable Garden DOC 11/26/08
June 5, 2006 THOUGHTS ON PLANTING TREES AND SHRUBS DOC 6/27/11
June 6, 2005 Improve the size of the fruit you harvest by hand thinning PDF 6/27/11
March 10, 2008 Why do Flowers Have Colors? DOC 3/3/09
March 12, 2007 Properly Mowed Lawns are Healthier and Better Looking DOC 9/28/10
March 13, 2006 Spring is a Good Time to Fertilize Turfgrass DOC 5/28/08
March 17, 2008 Control Weeds Around Young Fruit Trees DOC 3/18/08
March 19, 2007 Nutrient Availability is Influenced by Soil pH DOC 3/13/08
March 20, 2006 Plants Grow Be3st in Well-Drained Soil DOC 1/14/08
March 2010 TRAIN YOUR NEWLY-PLANTED TREE TO DEVELOP GOOD STRUCTURE AND BEAUTY DOC 3/29/10
March 24, 2008 Look for Aphids on New Spring Growth DOC 4/1/09
March 26, 2007 Fruit Trees Grow Better & Produce Better Crops When Watered Properly DOC 3/17/08
March 27, 2006 Young Trees Need Careful Training to Develop into Strong Mature Trees DOC 6/27/11
March 31, 2008 Pruning Compounds Will Not Stop Sap "Bleeding" From Pruning Wounds DOC 3/31/08
March 6, 2006 Hydrangeas May Benefit From Carefully Timed Pruning DOC 6/27/11
May 1, 2006 Deal With Soil Compaction Before Planting DOC 2/14/08
May 14, 2007 Plan Your Landscape Carefully for Good Weed Control DOC 5/12/08
May 15, 2006 Cool Spring Weather is Responsible for Much "Bolting" in Onions DOC 3/11/08
May 16, 2005 A soil analysis can help you diagnose a plant problem PDF 6/27/11
May 19, 2008 Soil Aerification Improves Lawn Health and Appearance DOC 9/9/09
May 2009 A Soil or Leaf Analysis Can Help Diagnose Plant Problems DOC 5/18/09
May 2010 Save Water with a Drip Irrigation System DOC 5/7/10
May 21, 2007 For More Productive Vegetable Crops, Keep Your Garden Weed Free DOC 5/29/08
May 22, 2006 Control Sooty Mold by Controlling Honeydew-Producing Insect Pests DOC 11/27/07
May 23, 2005 Control and direct growth with summer pruning PDF 6/27/11
May 29, 2006 Plant a Variety of Flowering Plants to Attract Natural Enemies DOC 6/27/11
May 30, 2005 Grasscycling save time and money PDF 6/27/11
May 7, 2007 Scales are Serious Insect Pests of Many Trees DOC 5/7/08
May 8, 2006 Unless Prevented, Borers May Injure Newly Planted Trees DOC 3/13/08
May 9, 2005 Roots do best in well-prepared, well-drained soil PDF 6/27/11
November 10, 2008 Plan Carefully for Successful Fall Plantings DOC 7/12/10
November 11, 2005 Overcome bermudagrass domancy by overseeding with annual ryegrass PDF 6/27/11
November 13, 2006 Convert Those Fallen Leaves Into Soil Enriching Compost DOC 12/4/07
November 14, 2005 Understanding pruning responses before you begin pruning PDF 6/27/11
November 19, 2007 Stored Seed is Affected by Both Temperature and Moisture DOC 10/3/08
November 20, 2006 Damping-Off Diseases can Destroy Your Fall Bedding Plants DOC 7/1/08
November 2009 Train Young Shade Trees Using These Five Steps DOC 11/13/09
November 21, 2005 Horticultural oils are useful for garden pest control PDF 6/27/11
November 26, 2007 Cooling Weather Sends Incidental Invaders Indoors DOC 10/6/08
November 27, 2006 Plants Indoors Repond to Seasonal Changes DOC 12/12/07
November 28, 2005 How the "Flowers of the Holy Night" came to America PDF 6/27/11
November 5, 2007 Adding Gravel to Your Planting Container Does NOT Improve Drainage DOC 9/9/08
November 6, 2006 Improve Your Lawn with a Fall Fertilization DOC 12/3/07
October 10, 2005 Design your garden for success PDF 6/27/11
October 13, 2008 Fix Soil Problems Before Planting DOC 10/13/08
October 16, 2006 Five Steps For Training Young Trees DOC 6/27/11
October 17, 2005 Spice up you life with an herb garden PDF 6/27/11
October 18, 2006 2006 Fall Park Forum We’re pleased to once again offer this program for people who make a living maintaining and managing landscape plants. This year’s forum will address current topics of importance to all landscape maintenance personnel. DOC 10/30/08
October 2, 2005 Mulches provide weed control and help conserve soil moisture PDF 6/27/11
October 2, 2006 Bacterial Wetwood is a Common Problem for Some Trees DOC 6/27/11
October 2009 Plan Your Home Landscape Carefully to Avoid Problems DOC 10/9/09
October 22, 2007 Select Landscape Trees Carefully DOC 8/26/08
October 23, 2006 Tree Roots Grow Where Moisture and Oxygen are Plentiful DOC 6/27/11
October 24, 2005 Seeding fruit trees are usually unreliable PDF 6/27/11
October 29, 2007 Wait Until Winter to Propagate Grapevines From Cuttings DOC 9/12/08
October 30, 2006 COOL SOIL TEMPERATURES SLOW NEMATODE DEVELOPMENT DOC 6/27/11
October 8, 2007 Cool Season Turfgrasses Benefit From Fall Fertlizer Applications DOC 8/26/08
October 9, 2006 Proper Harvesting Ensures Good Quality Walnuts DOC 6/27/11
September 10, 2007 Valley Carpenter Bees are Beneficial as Pollinators DOC 7/18/08
September 11, 2006 Soil Amendments and Fertilizers Both Improve Plant Growth DOC 11/5/08
September 12, 2005 Trees in wet soils are more susceptible to crown rot PDF 6/27/11
September 15, 2008 Fill Bare Spots in Your Lawn by "Patching" DOC 9/12/08
September 17, 2007 Protect Trees Before Construction Begins DOC 7/23/08
September 18, 2006 Improve Garden Soil Structure by Adding Amendments DOC 11/19/08
September 19, 2005 Collect, dry and store your garden seed properly PDF 3/19/09
September 25, 2006 Are Unhealthy Trees Also Hazardous Trees? DOC 12/5/08
September 26, 2005 A soil analysis is important for diagnosing salinity problems PDF 6/27/11
September 4, 2007 To Save Water, Learn how to Water Your Lawn Properly DOC 7/18/08
September 4, 2006 Look Up Before You Plant Your Next Landscape Tree DOC 6/27/11
September 5, 2005 Newly planted trees may not need staking PDF 6/27/11
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