Two multi-institutional research studies will soon be underway to analyze the movement and mitigation of invasive pests negatively impacting plants in North America.
Over a 5-year timeframe starting in 2013, the team of researchers listed above investigated several downy mildews – Impatiens and Cucurbit, primarily,
The IR-4 Ornamental Horticulture Program hosted this Downy Mildew Workshop, funded by USDA-NIFA-SCRI
Due to impatiens downy mildew (IDM), the wholesale value to impatiens dropped 32% from 2004 to 2015.
When we think of pansy diseases, Botrytis blight, Cercospora leaf spots and various root rots top the list, but pansy downy mildew occurs sporadically often not
Viburnums generally tend to have few disease problems other than occasional leaf spots, powdery mildew or root rots. However, in FL the occurrence
Roses are impacted by many diseases and insects. While rose downy mildew caused by Peronospora sparsa used to be considered of sporadic importance,
The project entitled “Determining the impact of registered and non-registered fungicides and disinfestants on Uromyces transversalis, the causal agent of
The project entitled “Developing sustainable methods for controlling invasive pests on ornamental plant cuttings” had 6 objectives with two primary goals of