Monthly Archives: May 2012

Gummy Stem Blight of Watermelon

Visited a couple of commercial watermelon producers in Washington and Tangipahoa Parishes with Henry Harrison last week. Poor pollination early in the season has been the major problem in the area due to lack of bee activity early in the … Continue reading

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Impatiens Downy Mildew Makes Its First Confirmed Appearance in the Louisiana Landscape

We had our first confirmed report of downy mildew on Impatiens walleriana here is south Louisiana this weekend. My wife commented that one of the double impatiens that she’d gotten at one of the big box stores a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Sclerotinia Diseases in the Vegetable Garden

Last week was our annual tour of commercial vegetable growers in West Feliciana Parish. AgCenter personnel and several of the commercial growers met and spent the morning touring the various growers’ operations. We saw some early blight on tomatoes, but … Continue reading

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Leaf Roll in Tomato

Once again we’re seeing quite a bit of leaf roll in tomatoes this year. This is a physiological problem that has been attributed to a number of causes, including excessive nitrogen, excess moisture and extended periods of warm dry weather … Continue reading

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Recent Rains Bring on Diseases in the Garden

André Brock and I visited a 100-year-old gardener in West Feliciana Parish the other day.  This gentleman has a beautiful garden and said he spends an hour a day tending to it, although his daughter helps with the harvesting as … Continue reading

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it’s Time to Control Early Blight on Tomatoes

Visited several commercial vegetable growers in Livingston Parish with Kenny Sharpe yesterday. Starting to see early blight showing up on tomatoes at various locations and one tomato field with bacterial speck causing a significant amount of damage on the variety … Continue reading

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