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Flowers of annual fleabane. Photo: Peter Landschoot, Penn State
Lawn and Turfgrass Weeds: Annual or Daisy Fleabane - Articles Articles

Lawn and Turfgrass Weeds: Annual or Daisy Fleabane

Peter Landschoot, Ph.D., Tim Abbey, Tanner Delvalle

Annual fleabane, also called daisy fleabane, is a common and fast-growing broadleaf weed found in Pennsylvania lawns and other low maintenance turf areas. Its common name comes from folklore claiming dried plant material will repel fleas. More
Creeping buttercup growing in a partially shaded lawn. Photo: Peter Landschoot, Penn State
Lawn and Turfgrass Weeds: Creeping Buttercup - Articles Articles

Lawn and Turfgrass Weeds: Creeping Buttercup

Peter Landschoot, Ph.D., Tim Abbey, Tanner Delvalle

Creeping buttercup is a stoloniferous plant that spreads through thin turf forming patches in lawns and parks. More
Rapid death of cucumber magnolia (Magnolia acuminata) in an established landscape due to root rot. Photo: Alyssa Collins, Penn State
Root Rots in Ornamental Plant Species - News News
The past two wet years and the resulting excess soil moisture have been rough on our woody plants. More
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PA Department of Agriculture Encourages Pennsylvanians to Check Rhododendrons for Infectious Disease - News News
Harrisburg, PA - This spring, Pennsylvania was among 28 states where retailers received rhododendrons which may have been exposed to a plant pathogen called Phytophthora ramorum. More
Photo: Connie Schmotzer, Penn State
The Invasive Japanese Honeysuckle - Articles Articles
Japanese honeysuckle is an invasive, non-native climbing vine. More
2019 Penn State Flower Trials
2019 Penn State Flower Trials - Videos Video Series

2019 Penn State Flower Trials

乐动体育注册 Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Sinclair Adam, Nick Flax, Krystal Snyder

The Penn State Flower Trials serves a variety of purposes and has a powerful benefit in Pennsylvania and beyond. Bi-weekly video updates of the 2019 trials are now available to view. More
Pinnately compound leaves with rounded leaflets. Photo: Peter Landschoot, Penn State
Lawn and Turfgrass Weeds: Hairy Bittercress - Articles Articles

Lawn and Turfgrass Weeds: Hairy Bittercress

Peter Landschoot, Ph.D., Tim Abbey, Tanner Delvalle

Hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta L.) is one of the first broadleaf weeds to appear in home lawns, parks, and other turf areas during early spring. More
Patch of common field speedwell in park in Gettysburg. Photo: Peter Landschoot, Penn State
Lawn and Turfgrass Weeds: Common Field Speedwell - Articles Articles

Lawn and Turfgrass Weeds: Common Field Speedwell

乐动体育注册 Peter Landschoot, Ph.D., Tanner Delvalle, Tim Abbey

Common field speedwell is a common weed of home lawns, parks, institutional grounds, and golf courses in Pennsylvania. More
Employee Landscape Training: Pruning Basics
Employee Landscape Training: Pruning Basics - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
$79.00
These 17 videos help landscape businesses train beginner and seasonal employees in pruning trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants, and apply the skills at work. More
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Public Alert: PDA Advises Consumers to Discard Triple Action Neem Oil - News News
In response, consumers, distributors, and pesticide applicators are advised to cease the sale and use of this product. A press release by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture highlights the details of this unfolding story. More
Celosia Kelos Atomic Neon Pink——Beekenkamp Photo: Sinclair Adam, Penn State
Top Performers at the 2018 Penn State Flower Trials - News News
2018 was a challenging year for growers of annual and perennial plants. More
Poinsettia plant injured from off-label application of prometon (Pramitol) under the greenhouse bench. Photo: Tom Ford, Penn State
Weed Control in the Greenhouse - News News

Weed Control in the Greenhouse

03/18/2019

Each year brings with it new challenges and opportunities for the greenhouse industry and the growers that are tasked with overseeing the various production facilities across the world. More
Woody Ornamental Plant Identification for Master Gardeners
Woody Ornamental Plant Identification for Master Gardeners - Workshops Workshops
Master Gardeners are invited to join us to learn about woody ornamentals and how to choose them for your landscapes. More
Woody Ornamental Plant Identification for Green Industry Professionals
Woody Ornamental Plant Identification for Green Industry Professionals - Workshops Workshops
Green industry professionals are invited to join us to learn about woody ornamentals and how to choose them for your landscapes. More
Not only an early spring/late fall bedding plant, the flowers can be used as a garnish or candied. Photo: Tom Butzler, Penn State
Flowers Becoming Hot Topic - News News

Flowers Becoming Hot Topic

02/14/2019

The annual Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Conference (MAFVC) in Hershey, PA is a chance for area growers to gather new information about pest issues, marketing ideas, and production matters. More
Proper Care of Woody Ornamentals
Proper Care of Woody Ornamentals - Workshops Workshops
Join us to learn how to care for those woody ornamentals in your landscape. More
Workshop at Heritage Farm
Master Class: Soils, Urban Environments and Tough Choices - Workshops Workshops
An overview of urban soils and their use in a variety of urban roles More
Turf and Ornamentals Workshop
Turf and Ornamentals Workshop - Workshops Workshops

Turf and Ornamentals Workshop

03/26/2020

Wilkes-Barre, PA

$55.00
Landscape professionals and pesticide applicator license holders are invited to join us for this update! More
Turf and Ornamentals Conference
Turf and Ornamentals Conference - Conferences Conferences

Turf and Ornamentals Conference

02/12/2020

Kutztown, PA

$60.00
Earn pesticide credits, network with peers, and visit with vendors at this annual conference. More
Coneflowers (Echinacea) can be divided. Photo credit: Lois Miklas
A Guide to Dividing Perennials - Articles Articles

A Guide to Dividing Perennials

Pamela T. Hubbard

One of the gardener’s most rewarding tasks is dividing perennials. Not only is it an easy way to acquire more plants, but it helps them stay vigorous and healthy. More
Autumn Leaves of Many Colors for Youth
Autumn Leaves of Many Colors for Youth - Workshops Workshops
Learn why leaves change colors and then fall from the tree! More
Jimsonweed, Datura stramonium. Photo: Jan Samanek, Phytosanitary Administration, Bugwood.org
Toxic Weed in the Landscape: Jimsonweed - News News
Jimsonweed is an annual plant that is poisonous to animals and humans. More
Notice the size difference, Yellowjacket (bottom), European hornet (top). Photo courtesy of Jim Baker, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org
The Giant Asian Hornet Scare - News News

The Giant Asian Hornet Scare

07/17/2018

There was a flurry of calls coming into area Penn State Extension offices a few weeks ago about the appearance of the giant Asian hornet. More
Photo credit: F.D. Richards CC BY-SA 2.0
Orienpet Lilies are Show-Stoppers in the Garden - Articles Articles
Orienpet, or OT, lilies combine the best characteristics of Oriental and trumpet lilies. This article discusses their care along with recommended cultivars and companions. More
Photo: Ohio State Weed Lab, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org common mallow (Malva neglecta)
Landscape Management: Common Mallow - News News
Considered a weed in turfgrass and landscape beds, common mallow is an interesting plant in that it can be an annual or biennial. More
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