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Feature Stories

Summer 2018 (Volume 22, Issue 2)

Update on Biological Control and the Challenges Growers Face
by Michael P. Parrella and Edwin Lewis

Winter 2018 (Volume 22, Issue 1)

What's Bugging Our Bees
by Elina L. Niño

The Neonicotinoids: An Objective Assessment
by Randy Oliver

Piercing-Sucking Insects and Systemic Insecticides
by James A. Bethke

Summer 2017 (Volume 21, Issue 1)

Phytophthora in Restoration and Forest Nurseries
by Laura Sims and Matteo Garbelotto

Phytophthora Croon and Root Rot Symptoms and Detection
by Steve Tjosvold, Laura Sims, and Matteo Garbelotto

Can Fresh Wood Chip Amendments Suppress Root Pathogens?
by Jim Downer

Summer 2016 (Volume 20, Issue 2)

Sanitation to Reduce Arthropod Pests
by James A. Bethke

Keeping Weeds out of your Operation
by Cheryl Wilen

Sanitation for Pathogens: Contaminated Soil is a Primary Source of Pathogens and Must Be Managed
by Steve Tjosvold

Solarization: A Simple and Low-cost Method for Disinfesting Horticultural Containers
by Karen Suslow and Kathy Kosta

Slow Sand Filters Remove Tobacco Mosaic Virus
by Loren Oki, Lloyd Nackley and Bruno Pitton, Sohrab Bodaghi, Eric Lee, Darren Haver and Deborah Mathews

Spring 2016 (Volume 20, Issue 1)

Controlled Environment Agriculture
by James A. Bethke and Heiner Lieth

LED Technology for Crop Production in Controlled Environments
by Yihe Zou and Heiner Lieth

Manipulating Plant Growth Responses with LEDs
by Nicholas Claypool and Heiner Lieth

Winter 2015 (Volume 19, Issue 3)

Managing El Niño Storm Runoff
 Julie P. Newman, Don Merhaut, Darren Haver, John N. Kabashima and Ben Faber

Impacts of El Niño in 2016
by Julie P. Newman and Steve Tjosvold

Summer 2015 (Volume 19, Issue 2)

Reap Profits During Drought
by Julie P. Newman, James A. Bethke and Steve Tjosvold

Irrigating greenhouse and nursery crops based on soil moisture measurement
by Loren Oki

Spring 2015 (Volume 19, Issue 1)

Strategies for Diagnosing Abiotic and Biotic Problems
by Steve Tjosvold and Steve Koike

Summer 2014 (Volume 18, Issue 2)

Maintaining Irrigation Efficiency in Greenhouses and Nurseries
by Larry Schwankl, Richard Evans and Ben Faber

Leaching to Manage Salinity in Ornamental Crops
by Richard Evans

UC Resources Available to Assist California through the Drought
by Doug Parker and Faith Kearns

Spring 2014 (Volume 18, Issue 1)

The Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer: A New Tree Pest in Southern California
by John Kabashima and Monica Dimson

The Threat of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug to Nurseries and Floriculture
by Chuck Ingels

Management of the Bagrada Bug in Nurseries
by Darcy A. Reed, Julie P. Newman, Thomas M. Perring, James A. Bethke, John N. Kabashima 

Fall 2013 (Volume 17, Issue 3)

Nutrient Release from Controlled-Release Fertilizers in Nursery Production Systems
by Donald J. Merhaut, Eugene K. Blythe, Joseph P. Albano, and Julie P. Newman

Organic Nitrogen Fertilizers for Container Substrates
by Richard Evans

Summer 2013 (Volume 17, Issue 2)

Plant Selection for Vegetated Buffers: Plant Size vs Nutrient Uptake Efficiency
by Lea Corkidi, Donald J. Merhaut, Maren Mochizuki, Toan Khuong, Julie P. Newman, Oleg Daugovish, Ben Faber, José de Soto, Arturo A. Keller, María E. Sánchez-Coronado, Jeff Bohn, and Mike Evans

Update of Slow Sand Filtration Research
by Loren Oki

Spring 2013 (Volume 17, Issue 1)

Pesticide Use on the Decline in California Cut Flower Production: The Untold Story
by Michael Parrella, Christine Casey, Andrew Melicharek, Machiko Murdock
and Daniel Klittich

Progress in Managing Weeds, Mollusks and Vertebrates
by Cheryl Wilen

Summer 2012 (Volume 16, Issue 2)

Management of Downy and Powdery Mildews: Three New Diseases Hit California
by Deborah M. Mathews

Fall 2011 (Volume 15, Issue 3)

European Pepper Moth: A New Invasive Moth Threatens California Agriculture
by James A. Bethke and Bryan Vander Mey

Field Evaluation Of Insecticides To Control Light Brown Apple Moth
by Steve Tjosvold and Neal Murray

Spring 2011 (Volume 15, Issue 2)

Ecological approaches used in nurseries to treat water
by Lorence R. Oki and Sarah A. White

Spring 2010 (Volume 14, Issue 1)

Bedding Plant IPM in California
by Christine Casey and Michael Parrella

IPM Program update
by Cheryl Wilen

Foliar Nematodes
by J. Ole Becker, Antoon T. Ploeg and Jennifer Smith Becker

The Farm Business and Market Place
by Laura Tourte

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