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An Assessment of the Trees of S.E. Cuba

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE TREES OF S.E. CUBA (Specifically the areas known as Holguin and Granma) Many of us, historically, think of Cuba and Ricky Ricardo and Lucy of the old I Love Lucy TV show; or we think of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Insurgency of the late 1950’s that...

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Fruit Trees: Disease and Insects

Overview Growing fruits in the home orchard or garden can be an interesting and satisfying hobby, as well as a source of nutritious food for the home gardener.  Tree fruits and small fruits require considerable care, and the needs of tree fruit plants and small fruit...

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phytopthora Root Rot

  phytopthora Root Rot Identification, Biology and Management: phytopthora root rot is a widespread but often overlooked disease of landscape plants. There are many species in this genus that attack woody ornamentals. These fungus-like organisms grow in the...

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The Phosphite Story

Phosphites have been found to be extremely effective in the control of diseases particularly those that belong to the Oomycetes group such as Phytophthora spp., Pythium spp., and the Downy Mildew diseases.  In addition to these, phosphites also control some fungal...

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Ambrosia Beetle

Ambrosia Beetle Ambrosia beetles have a broad range, but are most abundant in the southern and eastern regions of the United States.  The term ambrosia beetle refers to a number of species of the insect, 40 of which are native.  Several are destructive, but there are...

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