Thursday, December 22, 2011

Boxwood Blight webinar Jan 5

See the message below from Dr. Kelly Ivors at NC State: 

On Thursday January 5th at 11 am EST, NC State University will be hosting an ELLUMINATE LIVE webinar on box blight- a new disease to the US recently found on boxwood in North Carolina, Virginia, and Connecticut.

This webinar will be geared towards agents and boxwood growers in North Carolina and adjacent states, but I am also inviting interested parties from any other state, especially those that produce boxwood, to participate.

There is no limit on attendence, so anyone can watch the webinar LIVE!

This ELLUMINATE session will also be the re-start of our regional SE ornamental / floriculture IPM webinar series, which will continue on a monthly basis in 2012.

I will speak for 45 minues on this new boxwood disease in the U.S., followed by questions from the audience- that means the session could go until about

12:30 pm EST or later if there are a bunch of questions. I am hoping to have representatives from both VA and CT as well and give them time to make additional comments and address concerns in their states.

We will record the webinar during the live session; it will be made available for viewing at anytime after the webinar at the same URL pasted below.

Here's how to participate in the webinar:

Before the webinar, click on the link below.

You will be able to enter the session starting at 10 am EST on the day it occurs (for trouble shooting if necessary), but the actual webinar will not start until 11 am EST.

All that you need is an up-to-date browser and internet connection. We will run the webinar off of NC State's ELLUMINATE site licence, so you don't need a copy of the program yourself. In order to test that your system requirements are acceptable, visit the Configuration Room linked on

In addition, Elluminate tips can be found at the link below.

Looking forward to the webinar, and getting the information out!



Monday, December 12, 2011

Boxwood Blight

Paul Bachi, plant disease diagnostician at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton, has made available two of his most recent presentations.  Visiti UKREC's YouTube channel for Paul's videos on:

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011

    Nov-Dec issue of Fruit Facts is online

    The Nov.-Dec. issue of Fruit Facts is posted on our Horticulture Web site in the pdf format at:

    Please note the 2012 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable
    Conference program scheduled for Jan. 5-6 and the advanced registration deadline of Dec. 20.


    Fruit Crop News

    Upcoming Meetings

    Welcome to UK’s Newest Extension Plant Pathologist

    2011 Fruit and Nut Crop Summary

    Fruit Pesticide Residues

    Crown Rot of Strawberry Transplants

    KY Fruit and Vegetable Conference

    Receiving Fruit Facts Electronically on the Internet

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011

    KY Landscape Industries Winter Conference Jan 26-27, 2012

    Each year the Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Association, Kentucky Arborists’ Association, Kentuckiana Greenhouse Association and University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service jointly sponsor the Kentucky Landscape Industries Winter Conference. The workshops at this event are designed to assist the green industry in Kentucky with key information to assist businesses remain viable in this time of shrinking dollars. Join us for an outstanding program featuring two full days of education on January 26-27, 2012 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville.

    More information at