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Research Updates
Friday, August 7, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Daylilies »
A newly identified and species of Botrytis – Botrytis deweyae – may be the cause of “spring sickness” in daylilies. &n...
Thursday, July 23, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Temperature & Plant Quality »
Tradeoff between faster production time and plant quality mediated by temperature and light.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Horticultural Myths »
Beware of horticultural myths; be suspicious and stick with peer-reviewed science.
Monday, July 13, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Smoke Overcomes Seed Dormancy »
Smoke and smoke constituents, even in the absence of fire, can promote germination for some seeds.  
Tuesday, June 23, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Controlling the Height of Tiger Lilies »
Height of tiger lilies successfully controlled by treating bulbs with flurprimidol, a plant growth regulator.
Monday, June 15, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Job Opportunities in Agriculture »
Can the growing demand for qualified employees help promote interest in green industry careers? 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Bee/Neonicotinoid Insecticide Research »
New research findings on the relationships between neonicotinoid insecticides and pollinators published; results mixed.
Monday, May 4, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Disinfecting Pruning Tools »
Although it isn’t perfect, chlorine bleach is an effective and known commodity when it comes to disinfecting pruning tools.
Monday, April 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Neonicotinoid insecticides continue in the news »
Neonicotinoid insecticides are a topic that is variously being discussed in the press, in schools, in corporate and nonpro...
Monday, March 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mountain pine beetle quarantine implemented in Minnesota »
Mountain pine beetles aren’t native to Minnesota, but appear to be headed this way. You may have seen the stories at the e...
Monday, March 16, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Threats to Eastern Black and Butternut Walnuts »
In native and designed landscapes, members of the genus Juglans face multiple disease threats.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Genetically modified apples approved by USDA. »
Two varieties of apples have been genetically modified to eliminate browning when apples are bruised or sliced.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Growth Up 17% »
Green industry professionals report an average growth rate of 17% in 2014.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hope in the Fight Against EAB »
Research and experience provide a basis for hope in the fight against EAB.
Friday, December 5, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Extended Warranties »
Performance-based contracts and extended warranties may promote increased industry accountability, better landscapes, and...
Saturday, November 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
White Fringetree Susceptible to EAB? »
White fringetree ( Chionanthus virginicus ) has potential to serve as a non-ash host for emerald ash borer (EAB). Read m...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deer-Tolerant Plants »
Given the challenges many homeowners have with deer, I am always intrigued by lists and recommendations of plants that are...
Friday, November 7, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Is Snow Season Shaping Up? »
Every year is different and presents different challenges related to weather. Last year we experienced cold temperatures a...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Starting Strong, Finishing Well: Better Oak Trees Begin with Better Root Systems »
Quality root systems on nursery-grown oak seedlings is the foundation of better oak trees and should be a primary producti...
Thursday, September 4, 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Pollinator Recap »
On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) and the Minnesota Shade Tree Advisory C...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Worried About Powdery Mildew? Could Milk Be The Answer? »
Interestingly, milk and milk byproducts (whey) have been documented as being effective in the management of powdery mildew...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
2014 Landscape Trends »
Surveys conducted during the first quarter of 2014 by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and Houzz Inc. (...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Evergreen or "Everbrown?" Winter Conifer Damage »
Based on personal observations and reports from others, the winter of 2013/14 was challenging for conifers in the upper Mi...
Monday, June 2, 2014
Without a doubt, producing horticultural crops is a complicated and challenging proposition and getting horticultural comm...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
A class action settlement that has been making its way through the legal process since the first lawsuit was filed on July...

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