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Relative and Seasonal Abundance of Beneficial Arthropods in Centipede grass as Influenced by Management Practices
Although various taxa were reduced by pesticide application during three of four sample intervals, a lack of overall differences in season totals suggests that the disruptive influence of certain chemical management practices may be less severe than expected in the landscape. Expand
Thermal Requirements for Development, Population Trends, and Parasitism of Azalea Lace Bug (Heteroptera: Tingidae)
Duration of development of azalea lace bug, Stephanitis pyrioides (Scott), measured at six temperatures ranged from ≈ 22 d at 30°C to 97 d at 15°C, and greatest parasitoid-induced mortality was observed in the overwintering generation. Expand
Determinants of recycling common types of plastic product waste in environmental horticulture industry: The case of Georgia.
Findings indicate that the decision to discard vs. recycle plastic containers, flats, and greenhouse poly is significantly influenced by firm scope, size, location, and partnership with recycling providers, as well as whether recycling providers offer additional waste pickup services. Expand
Georgia Homeowner Survey of Landscape Management Practices
The pattern of fertilizer and pesticide use suggests that the developed manual should emphasize techniques and cultural practices, which could lower the dependence on chemicals, while ultimately assuring the desired appearance of turf and ornamental plants. Expand
What drives an environmental horticultural firm to start recycling plastics? Results of a Georgia survey
Abstract Environmental horticulture firms supply products and services related to the design, installation, and maintenance of commercial and residential landscapes. An important issue in theExpand
Assessing the integrated pest management practices of southeastern US ornamental nursery operations.
Stronger emphasis is needed on deliberate scouting techniques and tools to monitor pest populations to provide earlier pest detection and greater flexibility of management options. Expand
Natural Enemy Communities and Biological Control of Parthenolecanium spp. (Hemiptera: Coccidae) in the Southeastern United States
The species composition, seasonal ecology, and impacts of parasitoids and predators of Parthenolecanium corni and P. quercifex in the urban landscapes of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia are documented. Expand
Compensatory base changes (CBCs) in the ribosomal RNA (rRNA) internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) secondary structures have been used to successfully verify the taxonomy of closely related species.Expand
Expanding Pollinator Habitats through a Statewide Initiative.
Due to changing federal and state policy as well as increased community concerns about pollinators, assisting clients interested in pollinator health is taking more Extension agent time andExpand
Researchers Turn to Turfgrass Instead of Chemicals to Deter Pests
Each turfgrass species and cultivar has particular optimal growth requirements. Water, fertility and mowing height differ. Similarly, insect pest management needs vary with grass type. As chemicalExpand