Charmingly warm weather coaxed roses into bloom early this year, which means dealing with the usual diseases and pests earlier, too. When it comes to one of the county's most popular perennial plants, the "big four" vexations are powdery mildew, black spot, rust and aphids, according to Jay W. Pscheidt, a plant pathology specialist with Oregon State University's Extension Service.

Charmingly warm weather coaxed roses into bloom early this year, which means dealing with the usual diseases and pests earlier, too. When it comes to one of the county's most popular perennial plants, the "big four" vexations are powdery mildew, black spot, rust and aphids, according to Jay W. Pscheidt, a plant pathology specialist with Oregon State University's Extension Service.

Louisiana Plant Pathology blog | Information pertaining to diseases of horticultural plants in Louisiana

Louisiana Plant Pathology blog | Information pertaining to diseases of horticultural plants in Louisiana

Lecture: Artist Fred Wilson: Museum Therapist  Fred Wilson will share his experiences as an artist and self-described "museum therapist" who inspires and challenges museums to be more aware of the stories they tell. Presented in collaboration with the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Department of Art and K-State Libraries in support of the Museum of Wonder exhibition. Funded by the KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee.  March 28, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm 114 Willard Hall; Kansas State University

Lecture: Artist Fred Wilson: Museum Therapist Fred Wilson will share his experiences as an artist and self-described "museum therapist" who inspires and challenges museums to be more aware of the stories they tell. Presented in collaboration with the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Department of Art and K-State Libraries in support of the Museum of Wonder exhibition. Funded by the KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee. March 28, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm 114 Willard Hall; Kansas State University

Aphids.  Check out our plant pathology course.  http://www.acs.edu.au/courses/plant-pathology-46.aspx

Aphids. Check out our plant pathology course. http://www.acs.edu.au/courses/plant-pathology-46.aspx

A. This site has links with modules to hundreds of plant diseases and pests. B. Students in a HS plant science class could be asked to navigate and explore through the modules to learn about diseases. Teacher could also use this site to create informational presentations or activities.

A. This site has links with modules to hundreds of plant diseases and pests. B. Students in a HS plant science class could be asked to navigate and explore through the modules to learn about diseases. Teacher could also use this site to create informational presentations or activities.

Handy illustration of common plant diseases and example photographs from the University of Florida.

Handy illustration of common plant diseases and example photographs from the University of Florida.

Powdery Mildew of Hemp Research Yields Valuable Insights for Growers  Interest in hemp production in Kentucky is on the rise. However, little to no information is known about the many diseases that pose a risk to hemp. One of the most common diseases of hemp is powdery mildew. As fungicides are not currently an option for growers, Dr. Nicole Ward Gauthier and associates in the UK Department of Plant Pathology set out to identify cultural practices that might limit the spread of this disease.

Powdery Mildew of Hemp Research Yields Valuable Insights for Growers Interest in hemp production in Kentucky is on the rise. However, little to no information is known about the many diseases that pose a risk to hemp. One of the most common diseases of hemp is powdery mildew. As fungicides are not currently an option for growers, Dr. Nicole Ward Gauthier and associates in the UK Department of Plant Pathology set out to identify cultural practices that might limit the spread of this disease.

The experts at HGTVGardens.com share the most common plant diseases and disorders and how to prevent and treat them.

The experts at HGTVGardens.com share the most common plant diseases and disorders and how to prevent and treat them.

Cucumber mosaic virus is one of the most common plant viruses causing yellow mottling, distorted leaves and stunted growth in a wide range of garden plants, not just cucumbers. Destroy suspect plants promptly to reduce the risk of transmission.

Cucumber mosaic virus is one of the most common plant viruses causing yellow mottling, distorted leaves and stunted growth in a wide range of garden plants, not just cucumbers. Destroy suspect plants promptly to reduce the risk of transmission.

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