The sun perennials “crash course” for the green industry

Perennials are easy to grow, easy to propagate, and offer gardeners a fascinating variety of colors, forms and textures. Armitage’s Herbaceous Perennials for the Sun is a self-paced, self-study online certificate program authored by the Dr. Allan Armitage, one of the world’s leading experts on and researchers of perennials. In this professional development course, you’ll learn the characteristics, propagation methods and optimal growing conditions of 20 species of sun perennials. The course is online, so you can progress at your own pace, on your own schedule.

Rose Rosette Virus – an emerging problem

Rose rosette virus is a damaging disease that is seeing an increase in occurrence across midwestern and southern states. Rose rosette virus was predominantly found in the invasive multiflora roses that grow wild in many places What is causing greater concern is that the virus is now being seen in Knock-Out roses.

Important Information for Pesticide Applicators

Pesticide applicators need the best information to make good management decisions and to provide the best and safest service for their customers. This is a compilation of basic information important to the Georgia commercial pesticide applicator. Topics covered include certification, re-certification, pest management resources, labels, MSDS sheets and other topics.

Man’s death confirms presence of Africanized honeybees in Georgia

Africanized honeybees have been in the United States since October 1990 when they were found in Texas. In 2005, they were confirmed in Florida and in 2010 were confirmed in Georgia. People that work or spend time outside should become familiar with the habits of Africanized bees and should know how to avoid these potentially lethal pest and what to do if attacked.