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Current Events

School and Municipal Turf/Grounds Workshop: Practical Alternatives for Managing School Grounds

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Hamden Middle School
2623 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT 06518

Submit registration form and $25 (check payable to the University of Connecticut) to:
UConn Extension
562 New London Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360
Attn: Vickie Wallace

Questions? Contact: Victoria.Wallace@UConn.edu or call the New London County Extension Center at: 860-885-2826 or 860-887-1608.

Save the Date!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
School IPM Workshop
UConn Research and Education Facilities, Storrs, CT
Program information will be available soon.

 

News

UConn Home & Garden Education Center

Tomato and potato growers and gardeners: Protect your crops NOW from late blight infection. The disease has been reported in Litchfield County, Connecticut on July 18, 2015. With moist weather conditions the pathogen, Phytophthora infestans, will sporulate prolifically and spread rapidly on wind currents. Fungicide products can be applied preventively to protect plants. Active ingredients to look for include chlorothalonil, maneb, mancozeb, and copper formulations. Organic growers can use copper formulations. Symptoms of late blight include large brown leaf lesions, dark brown stem lesions, and brown, bumpy and firm lesions on fruits. During humid or wet weather, white sporulation will be visible within the lesions. Infected plant parts or plants should be removed and disposed of. Bag and place in the trash or bury about a foot deep. More information and photos are available in the fact sheet at this website.

Contact: Joan Allen
UConn Plant Diagnostic Lab
joan.allen@uconn.edu
(877) 486-6271

Invasive Plants in the News - Donna Ellis

Giant Hogweed, WFSB Eyewitness News, Channel 3, 6:00 p.m., July 17, 2015

Mile-a-minute Weed Biological Control, NBC Connecticut, Channel 4, 5:30 p.m., July 16, 2015 

Biological Predators Being Used to Attack Invasive Species Across Connecticut, Hartford Courant, Front page of the Sunday, July 12, 2015 edition

Naturally@UConn: Meet staff member Nick Pettit

Plant Growth Facilities Manager Nick Pettit

Naturally@UConn: Workshop showcases Japanese beetle biocontrol

Dr. Ana Legrand

Naturally@UConn: Meet alumnus James Gagliardi

James Gagliardi

Wang wins first NSF CAREER Award for College of Agriculture, Health & Natural Resources

Congratulations Dr. Huanzhong Wang!