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Research Updates
Tuesday, September 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thanks to Transgenic Research, Blight Resistant American Chestnuts Possible »
Prior to 1900, the American chestnut ( Castanea dentata ), a member of the beech family (Fagaceae), was the dominant tree...
Friday, October 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and Palmer Amaranth Finds in Minnesota »
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Found in Wright County   On September 13, 2018, the Minnesota Department of Agric...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Help the University of Minnesota Develop a Gravel Bed Database »
Minnesota has emerged as one of the national leaders in using gravel beds to help decrease transplant shock and increase t...
Wednesday, December 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, Added to Quarantined Area for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) »
Emerald ash borer (EAB; Agrilus planipennis ) was discovered in the City of Eau Claire in Eau Claire County on November 2...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Good News: Green Industry Research Reported in the Journal of Environmental Horticulture is Now Open »
Open access is an international initiative with the goal of making peer-reviewed research immediately available to other r...
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Designing Landscapes to Mitigate the Negative Effects of Stormwater Runoff »
Recent heavy rains are a clear reminder of the need to manage stormwater runoff and the role trees and other green infrast...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deer Repellents Plus »
Spring has arrived in Minnesota, resident deer are hungry, and landscape plants are at risk; deer repellents and other pot...
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Can Japanese Knotweed Reproduce by Seed in Minnesota? »
Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum), also called Asian knotweed, Japanese fleeceflower, and Mexican bamboo, and, to a...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Consider attending the 2017 Shade Tree Short Course; March 14-15 at Bethel University in Arden Hills »
If it’s March, it must be time for the Shade Tree Short Course; a Minnesota tradition started in 1963. This year, the 55th...
Friday, February 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Turf Research: Establishing Better Lawns for People and the Environment »
It has been estimated that there are nearly 42 million acres of lawn in the United States which accounts for 1.9% of the l...
Friday, February 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Search for Salt Tolerant Turf »
Too often we forget that a tremendous amount of deicing salt is applied to our highways, streets, driveways, and sidewalks...
Friday, February 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Never Underestimate the Value of Healthy Soil and Always Respect the Fundamental Nature of Soil in N »
Too often we seem to overlook or ignore the value and significance of healthy soil to our profession and the plants we gro...
Tuesday, November 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Invasive Garden Ants; A Spreading Concern in Europe, Asia, and Beyond »
Invasive garden ants ( Lasius neglectus ); a spreading concern in Europe, Asia, and beyond. They are a nuisance and a thr...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Threatening Disease of Commercial Banana in Designed Landscapes »
Bananas (Musa spp.) are increasingly being used in designed landscapes, but may be threatened by a devastating disease. M...
Tuesday, September 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Researchers, Policymakers, Green Industry Professionals, and Concerned Citizens Remain Interested in »
As most nursery and landscape professionals are well aware, the ongoing debate about neonicotinoid insecticides and their...
Thursday, August 4, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Latest Invasive Species Research at UMISC »
Keep up with the latest invasive species research at UMISC in La Crosse, Wisconsin, October 16-19, 2016. Read full articl...
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Discovery Early Bud-Break 1 Believed To Be “Master Regulator" »
Recently discovered Early Bud-Break 1 (EBB1) gene believed to be a “master regulator” of spring bud-break in poplar trees...
Tuesday, July 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prominent Lifestyle and Landscape Design Trends in 2016 »
One of the keys to success for landscape design and construction firms is understanding the market – the interests and des...
Monday, June 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Comprehensive Listing of Willow Cultivars »
With the exception of quaking aspen ( Populus tremuloides ) in parts of the Mountain West, where it is revered and commonl...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Production System Influences Production »
Understanding the costs associated with producing, transporting, planting, establishing, and maintaining landscape plants...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
As a follow up to a Research for the Real World Social Media Research Update posted earlier this year (Upper Midwest Invas...
Monday, April 4, 2016
Key Findings Related to the Marketing Activities and Perspectives of Garden Retailers »
As garden center marketing efforts ramp up; survey data shows websites rank as the most successful marketing platform for...
Monday, March 7, 2016
Preliminary Risk Assessment Indicates Imidacloprid May Have A Negative Effect On Honey Bees »
As part of an ongoing registration review of neonicotinoid insecticides the United States Environmental Protection Agency...
Wednesday, February 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference to be held in La Crosse, WI – October 17-19, 2016 »
The fifth biennial Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference (UMISC) took place in La Crosse, Wisconsin, on October 17-19,...
Monday, February 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Permeable interlocking concrete pavements (PICPs) have been increasingly used as a hardscape surface in designed landscape...
Thursday, January 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Survey results indicate 2015 was a good year for the landscape industry and 2016 is expected to be even better. Specific...
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Rooftop Roofs: Midwest Landscape Benefits »
As green roofs are becoming increasingly common, the search for plants adapted to green roof environments continues.  ...
Wednesday, December 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Emerald Ash Borer Found in the City of Duluth »
Nursery and landscape professionals should be aware that an emerald ash borer (EAB; Agrilus planipennis ) infestation was...
Thursday, October 15, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
HopGuard & Varroa Mites »
A newly-registered biopesticide derived from hops may be effective for controlling Varroa mites, a significant pest of hon...
Thursday, October 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
2015 EAB Update »
Emerald ash borer continues to spread in Minnesota and North America.  
Monday, October 5, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Root-Zone Temperatures »
Elevated Root-Zone Temperatures Can Have Negative Consequences for Plants in Containers.   
Thursday, September 24, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Root Zone Temperature & Plant Growth »
Root zone temperatures in above-ground containers during the growing season can significantly reduce plant growth.  
Tuesday, September 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Solar Pavers »
Solar hardscapes that generate energy, light, and snow- and ice-melting heat may be the trend of the future.  
Tuesday, September 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Irrigation, Plant Performance, & Water Use Efficiency »
Irrigation level influences plant growth, drought tolerance, and water use efficiency.  
Monday, August 17, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pathogen Immunity & Other Bee Research »
Researchers continue to be interested in bees and bee health.

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