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European Cherry Fruit Fly Rhagoletis Cerasi (Linnaeus), Lori R. Spears, Diane G. Alston Oct 2018

European Cherry Fruit Fly Rhagoletis Cerasi (Linnaeus), Lori R. Spears, Diane G. Alston

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European cherry fruit fly (ECFF) is a new invasive cherry-infesting pest from Europe. It was first detected in the U.S. in New York in 2017. This fact sheet describes it and includes life history, plant hosts, damage symptoms, monitoring, and management.


An Alternate Method For Setting Codling Moth Biofix, Diane G. Alston, Marion Murray, Richard Heflebower Oct 2018

An Alternate Method For Setting Codling Moth Biofix, Diane G. Alston, Marion Murray, Richard Heflebower

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This fact sheet describes an alternate method for setting codling moth biofix that was found to be effective for Utah's fruit production regions. The fixed-biomix method is simpler to implement and easier to explain to growers and crop consultants and can be accessed on line.


Tart Cherries In The Garden, Sheriden M. Hansen, Tiffany Maughan, Brian Barlow, Brent Black Sep 2018

Tart Cherries In The Garden, Sheriden M. Hansen, Tiffany Maughan, Brian Barlow, Brent Black

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Tart cherry (Prunus cerasus), also known as sour cherry or pie cherry, is an excellent addition to home orchards that is often overlooked. Trees can easily be tucked into landscapes and can provide an abundant supply of cherries for freezing, drying, canning, juicing, and preserves. Several cultivars are available for selection and may be purchased on semi-dwarfing rootstocks to help trees maintain a manageable size. Trees generally grow well in Utah climates and conditions and are relatively easy to maintain and prune. Potential insect and disease problems are minimal and include Powdery Mildew and Western Cherry Fruit Fly. These potential ...


High Tunnel Cut Flower Peonies In Utah, Tiffany Maughan, Larry Rupp, Maegen Lewis Sep 2018

High Tunnel Cut Flower Peonies In Utah, Tiffany Maughan, Larry Rupp, Maegen Lewis

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This fact sheet presents general peony production information, basic high tunnel management guidelines for peonies, and preliminary data comparing peonies produced in a high tunnel to the open field.


Constructing Shade Structures: Small Area Vegetable And Fruit Production, Dan Drost, Tiffany Maughan Sep 2018

Constructing Shade Structures: Small Area Vegetable And Fruit Production, Dan Drost, Tiffany Maughan

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This fact sheet describes shade structures to protect fruit and vegetable production from sunburn. It includes descriptions of individual row shade, small field shade, high tunnel shade, shade structure kits, shade cloth, material and tools, and suppliers.


Pear Fruit Sawfly [Hoplocampa Brevis], Marion Murray, Ryan Davis Jul 2018

Pear Fruit Sawfly [Hoplocampa Brevis], Marion Murray, Ryan Davis

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This fact sheet describes Pear Fruit Sawfly, its life cycle, hosts, symptoms of presence, and management options.


Strategies For Managing Soil Fertility And Health In Organic Orchards - A Fact Sheet, E.O. Thomsen, C.M. Culumber, J.R. Reeve, G. Cardon, D. Alston, B.L. Black, C.V. Ransom Jul 2018

Strategies For Managing Soil Fertility And Health In Organic Orchards - A Fact Sheet, E.O. Thomsen, C.M. Culumber, J.R. Reeve, G. Cardon, D. Alston, B.L. Black, C.V. Ransom

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This fact sheet is a report of research to provide fruit growers with locally adapted advice and solutions for managing soil fertility in certified organic stone-fruits.It includes information of transitioning to organic management; building soil organic matter and providing appropriate nutrients, including phosphorus, potassium, seconary nutrients and trace elements; soil testing; cover crops; mulches; and possible organic management systems.


Late -Season Raspberry Production In High Tunnels: Varieties, Tiffany Maughan, Brent Black Jun 2018

Late -Season Raspberry Production In High Tunnels: Varieties, Tiffany Maughan, Brent Black

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This fact sheet reports on two high tunnel research trials in North Logan, Utah, with fall-bearing raspberries to determine the effectiveness of high tunnel fall freeze protection. The trials found that high tunnels were effective at prolonging the season in years when freezing temperatures halted unprotected raspberry production but were not so severe as to also stop high tunnel production.


Barriers To Local Food Producers In Arkansas, Courtney Cooper, Zola Moon May 2018

Barriers To Local Food Producers In Arkansas, Courtney Cooper, Zola Moon

Horticulture Undergraduate Honors Theses

The purpose of this study is to identify and describe the barriers that prevent local food producers from selling their food in a mainstream market. This study utilized both qualitative and quantitative analysis through a mixed-methods survey. Information collected through the study had a two-fold focus: barriers that producers face (or that they are providing assistance for) and what are consumers looking for in products that these producers are supplying. The major barriers found for local food producers in Arkansas were lack of capital and obtaining infrastructure for packaging, processing, and storing products. Qualitative analysis of textual interviews was done ...


When Are Apples Ripe?, Teryl Roper May 2018

When Are Apples Ripe?, Teryl Roper

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This fact sheet gives tips on how to tell if apples are ripe, and how to differentiate between fruit maturity and ripeness. It also tells how to harvest apples, how to store them, and what to to in case frost is forecast.


Growing Pears In The Home Orchard, Shawn Olsen, Teryl Roper Apr 2018

Growing Pears In The Home Orchard, Shawn Olsen, Teryl Roper

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This fact sheet gives tips on growing pears in the home orchard including descriptions of cultivars, soil preparation, planting, irrigation, fertilization, problems, pruning, harvest and storage.


High Tunnel Blackberry Production For Northern Utah, Reagan Wytsalucy, Brent Black, Tiffany Maughan Mar 2018

High Tunnel Blackberry Production For Northern Utah, Reagan Wytsalucy, Brent Black, Tiffany Maughan

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This fact sheet explains how blackberries can be grown under high tunnels as a method of frost protection and extend the season later into the fall.


Blackberry Management In Utah, Tiffany Maughan, Shawn Olsen, Brent Black Mar 2018

Blackberry Management In Utah, Tiffany Maughan, Shawn Olsen, Brent Black

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Blackberries can be grown successfully in Utah, but careful cultivar selection and care is needed. This fact sheet descirbes fruiting types, growth habits, how to grow, fertilizer, trellising, pruning, pests, and harvest.


Selecting Blackberry Cultivars For Utah, Brent Black, Thor Lindstrom, Britney Hunter, Shawn Olsen, Sheriden Hansen, Tiffany Maughan Mar 2018

Selecting Blackberry Cultivars For Utah, Brent Black, Thor Lindstrom, Britney Hunter, Shawn Olsen, Sheriden Hansen, Tiffany Maughan

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This fact sheet explains that blackberries can be successfully grown in Utah and can be a profitable fresh-market crop. It includes blackberry biology, results of the Kaysville cultivar trial study, and a description of the various cultivars.


The Growing Together Project: Understanding Impacts On Field Day Attendees And Iowa Master Gardeners, Laura Irish Jan 2018

The Growing Together Project: Understanding Impacts On Field Day Attendees And Iowa Master Gardeners, Laura Irish

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Citizen science has been shown to be an effective tool for increasing data collection, as well as a great benefit to those who participate in the research project. The rising costs and limited funding for conducting large-scale research projects make citizen science projects valuable assets for researchers. Understanding the impact of citizen science projects on the volunteers must be done to better engage with and retain the volunteers. The Growing Together project, a partnership between the ISU Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program and the Human Sciences Extension, was created to increase food security in Iowa. The two major components ...


Improving And Testing Methods Of Securing Row Cover For Organic Cucurbit Production, Jennifer M. Widmer, H. Mark Hanna, Brian L. Steward, Kurt A. Rosentrater Jan 2018

Improving And Testing Methods Of Securing Row Cover For Organic Cucurbit Production, Jennifer M. Widmer, H. Mark Hanna, Brian L. Steward, Kurt A. Rosentrater

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Cucumber beetles feed on leaves of cucurbit crops (i.e. squash and cucumbers) and can transmit bacterial wilt disease, stunt plant growth, and reduce fruit marketability. Several pesticides are available to deter pests, but options are limited for organic growers. As an alternative, row covers can be used to physically block insects contact with the plants. Comparisons between different methods of utilizing row covers to test their effectiveness are limited. Experiments were designed to compare methods of perimeter sealing, material anchoring, and structural support. The success of perimeter sealing was judged by the number of insects found under row covers ...


The Horticultural Potential Of Wastewater-Grown Algae Fertilizers, J Austin Gimondo Jan 2018

The Horticultural Potential Of Wastewater-Grown Algae Fertilizers, J Austin Gimondo

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis comprises five chapters and details the evaluation of wastewater-grown-algae-based materials as plant fertilizers in container-crop production. Chapter one provides context for the thesis followed by a detailed review of literature relevant to bio-based fertilization and the use of algae to treat wastewater. Chapters two through four are manuscripts intended for submission to HortScience. Chapter two details the production of three container-grown crops with pellets or pastes of wastewater-grown algae as a fertilizer source. Evaluation of extruded algae-and-bioplastic materials as fertilizers for three container-crops and for turfgrass are reported in chapters three and four, respectively. The final chapter synthesizes ...


Suggested Vegetable Planting Dates For Utah, Shawn Olsen Jan 2018

Suggested Vegetable Planting Dates For Utah, Shawn Olsen

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Training And Pruning Peach Trees, Sheriden M. Hansen, Tiffany Maughn, Brent Black Jan 2018

Training And Pruning Peach Trees, Sheriden M. Hansen, Tiffany Maughn, Brent Black

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This fact sheet provides detailed pruning techniques and training methods for peach tree growers.


Fabulous Tulips In Springtime, Linden Greenhalgh, Holly Christley Jan 2018

Fabulous Tulips In Springtime, Linden Greenhalgh, Holly Christley

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This fact sheet describes tulips, including their classification, recommended varieties, how to grow them, and problems.


Evaluating Row Cover Establishment Systems For Cantaloupe And Summer Squash, H. Mark Hanna, Brian L. Steward, Kurt A. Rosentrater Jan 2018

Evaluating Row Cover Establishment Systems For Cantaloupe And Summer Squash, H. Mark Hanna, Brian L. Steward, Kurt A. Rosentrater

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Use of row covers offer an alternative to pesticide application for management of insect feeding and disease transmission and can be beneficial for extending the growing season. Unfortunately, labor required to establish cover is significant (particularly for single rows) and larger pieces of multi-row cover are subject to fatigue from wind and sun. Development of a mechanized single-row cover system or a durable multi-row cover system advances potential for use of covers. Field tests of a commercial semi-mechanized cover implement were conducted. Successful wire insertion ranged from 74 to 100% and depended on careful adjustment of the implement. Success was ...


St. George, Utah, Turfgrass Management Calendar, Kelly Kopp, Rick Heflebower, Steven J. Price Dec 2017

St. George, Utah, Turfgrass Management Calendar, Kelly Kopp, Rick Heflebower, Steven J. Price

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This is a calendar for turfgrass management for St. George, Utah, and includes guidelines for seeding, overseeding, sodding, fertilization, mowing, aeration, weed control, and irrigation.


Northern Utah Turfgrass Management Calendar, Kelly Kopp, Michael Caron, Helen Muntz, Jaydee Gunnell Dec 2017

Northern Utah Turfgrass Management Calendar, Kelly Kopp, Michael Caron, Helen Muntz, Jaydee Gunnell

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This is a calendar for turfgrass management for northern Utah and includes guidelines for seeding, overseeding, sodding, fertilization, mowing, aeration, weed control, and irrigation.


Southeast Utah Turfgrass Management Calendar, Kelly Kopp, Michael Johnson, Steven J. Price Dec 2017

Southeast Utah Turfgrass Management Calendar, Kelly Kopp, Michael Johnson, Steven J. Price

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This is a calendar for turfgrass management for southeast Utah and includes guidelines for seeding, overseeding, sodding, fertilization, mowing, aeration, weed control, and irrigation.


Preparing Soil For Turfgrass Establishment - Southern Utah, Michael Caron, Candace Schaible, Rick Heflebower, Grant Cardon, Taun Beddes, Kelly Kopp Dec 2017

Preparing Soil For Turfgrass Establishment - Southern Utah, Michael Caron, Candace Schaible, Rick Heflebower, Grant Cardon, Taun Beddes, Kelly Kopp

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This fact sheet provides information for successfully establishing a lawn including planning, soil preparation, appropriate seed or sod choice, and an understanding of turfgrass requirements in southern Utah.


Southwest Utah Turfgrass Management Calendar, Kelly Kopp, Candace Schaible, Mark Nelson, Steven J. Price Dec 2017

Southwest Utah Turfgrass Management Calendar, Kelly Kopp, Candace Schaible, Mark Nelson, Steven J. Price

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This is a calendar for turfgrass management for southwest Utah and includes guidelines for seeding, overseeding, sodding, fertilization, mowing, aeration, weed control, and irrigation.


Horticulture For Pollinator Conservation, Carter M. Westerhold Dec 2017

Horticulture For Pollinator Conservation, Carter M. Westerhold

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research in Agronomy and Horticulture

Pollinators worldwide are declining. Consequently, the agricultural and ecological services these insects provide are in danger of being lost. Land use intensification, via urbanization, has greatly influenced this decline in pollinators. Luckily, through targeted horticultural practices, stable populations of pollinators can be sustained within urban areas. The horticultural practices of planting diverse floral resources and managing pollinator habitat in urban areas can sustain these populations. Two studies were conducted with the intent to identify horticultural knowledge gaps that could be reduced to aid in pollinator conservation efforts. First, a study to compare Nebraska native and non-native ornamental plants was conducted ...


Better Health Through Horticulture: Using Horticulture To Influence Behavior And Reduce Stress, Rachel Ochylski Nov 2017

Better Health Through Horticulture: Using Horticulture To Influence Behavior And Reduce Stress, Rachel Ochylski

All NMU Master's Theses

Horticultural intervention in the form of gardening workshops connect participants to nature while they nurture another living organism. Horticultural intervention provides opportunities to socialize and engage in a meaningful activity, which have been recognized as helpful in the treatment of common mental health difficulties such as depression and anxiety. There is a lack of experimental studies based on quantitative data that focus on the effects of horticulture on holistic human health. The author evaluated the effects of a horticultural intervention on two separate groups, older adults and college students. The behavioral effects of engaging in gardening activities were evaluated using ...


Optimization Of Overhead Irrigation In Relation To Irrigation Water Use Efficiency In The Louisiana Nursery Industry, Mark A. Wilson Oct 2017

Optimization Of Overhead Irrigation In Relation To Irrigation Water Use Efficiency In The Louisiana Nursery Industry, Mark A. Wilson

LSU Master's Theses

Irrigation efficiency is an essential component of nursery production in the United States. To increase productivity of Louisiana growers, a series of studies were conducted to evaluate current nursery water practices. The objectives were to determine current irrigation practices; evaluate actual water usage; and compare nursery media for water utilization. A mailed survey determined that the majority of growers used can yard production (63%), overhead irrigation (79%), had no irrigation manager (82%) and did not collect/reuse water(61%); 50% do not test/calibrate their irrigation system. Based on this information, five nurseries using overhead irrigation were selected to determine ...


Prostrate And Spotted Spurge Management In Home Landscapes, Taun Beddes, Michael Caron, Kelly Kopp, Corey Ransom Oct 2017

Prostrate And Spotted Spurge Management In Home Landscapes, Taun Beddes, Michael Caron, Kelly Kopp, Corey Ransom

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This fact sheet describes prostrate spurge and spotted spurge that are low-growing annual weeds that can be problematic in landscapes in Utah, and provides management tips.