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Crape Myrtle Murder Mystery

The crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) is one of the most commonly planted ornamental trees for home landscapes and urban areas.  By definition, crape myrtle is technically a small tree or large shrub.  Crape myrtle is one of the most popular flowering shrubs/trees grown in Georgia because it provides abundant summer color…
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Always Read the Label

Have you ever browsed the pesticide aisle at a local garden center or farm supply store?  Trying to find the right product for your plant disease, insect, or weed problem can be very confusing to the average consumer.  Most gardeners are familiar with brand names such as Sevin, Roundup, Spectracide,…
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Japanese Holly Decline

Japanese holly, Ilex crenata, are popular evergreen shrubs found in many residential and commercial landscapes.  Unlike many other types of hollies, Japanese hollies do not have any thorns.  Some of the more popular varieties include ‘Helleri’, ‘Compacta’, and ‘Soft Touch’.  These slow-growing Japanese holly varieties produce dense, compact shrubs that…
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Managing common landscape diseases

The most important part of landscape disease management is identifying the problem. Eighty percent of all plant disorders are the result of the inability of a plant to adapt to its environment. Knowing the problem, whether it is stress related and/or disease related, begins with being able to correctly identify…
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