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    … Fruits   General Fertilizing Fruits Fruit Disease and Insect Pest Control and Prevention Fungicides for Fruit … Harvesting Plants Grown in Salad Tables™ or Salad Boxes™ Plant, Fertilize, Water a Salad Table™ or Salad Box™ … Choanephora Rot of Vegetables Club Root of Vegetables Common Scab of Vegetables Corn Smut of Corn Downy Mildew of …

  • IPM - Prevent, Identify, and Manage Plant Problems

    … towards warmer conditions, extreme weather events, and variable, changing seasons, take proper measures to prevent plant problems as part of the landscape planning process. … plants. Plant diversity reduces plant problems. A common mistake is planting one tree species when creating a …

  • Plants for Mixed Privacy Screens

    … a variety of plants are more resilient to diseases, pests, and climate challenges. Prioritize native plants and avoid … are provided in the list below. Whether your goal is to plant a screen to create privacy, reduce noise, or block an … natural privacy screen for years to come. Evergreen trees Common name Botanical name Height Width Sun/shade Native to …

  • Removing Invasive Plants and Planting Natives

    … plants like Callery pear, English ivy, autumn olive, and Japanese honeysuckle Photo: M. Boley Updated: June 23, … biology. Replace invasive plants with competitive native plant species that are appropriate for the soil and growing … Extension office .  Use the Invasive Species page to find common invasive woody and herbaceous plant species in …

  • Boxwood: Identify and Manage Common Problems

    … shrubs that are typically used as foundation plantings and backdrops for planting beds, topiaries, and formal … There are many species and cultivars available. The most common pests of boxwood in Maryland are leafminers, psyllids, … Fertilizing Miscellaneous Site Proper site selection and plant care are essential for maintaining the health of …

  • Roses: Identify and Manage Problems

    … a location that receives full sun, good air circulation, and good soil drainage. They require regular maintenance … to reduce competition for water, nutrients, and sunlight. Plant roses away from fruit trees to minimize shared disease … growth begins in the spring.  This disease used to be very common, however, most landscape roses grown in Maryland are …

  • Pesticide Safety and Training

    … Updated: October 21, 2021 Pesticide Safety and Training The University of Maryland Pesticide Safety and … John Wallace, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Science;  Dwight Lingenfelter, Extension Associate, … horsenettle, horseweed, palmer amaranth and waterhemp, common pokeweed, common ragweed, giant ragweed, annual …

  • Azaleas and Rhododendrons: Identify and Manage Problems

    … bloom Updated: October 26, 2021 Key points Rhododendrons and azaleas offer a wide range of flower colors in the spring … depending on the genus and species planted. Check the plant label for the mature height and width.  Disease and … Botryosphaeria dieback Botryosphaeria canker is the most common disease of rhododendron in the landscape. A typical …

  • Fruit Disease and Insect Pest Control and Prevention

    … type of fruit successfully, you must grow healthy plants and anticipate and prevent problems. The appearance and … Jose scale.) Causes of fruit problems Do not assume that plant problems are caused by insects and diseases. A large … damage from cultivation. In addition, the severity of some common problems is closely related to weather (some diseases …

  • Pollinators and Pesticides

    … Act of 2016 European honey bees, native bee species, and other pollinators in Maryland have suffered population …  are essential for the reproduction of many native plant species and to the production of food crops on farms …   to help you determine the general toxicity level of common pesticides. Select products listed by the  Organic …