Monday, October 18, 2010
This sample came in before the winter break from a grower who specializes in Asian vegetables. A bag full of Korean radishes (also known as tae baek)- white & green very large (~6 inches long and ~3 inches diameter) radishes. This sample presented with leaf curling and dark flecks in the root tissue. Never having encountered a Korean radish before, I had to research the seed catalogs online to see if the green shoulders were normal (they are). The sample was in the cooler for too long and the foliage was beginning to deteriorate, so no picture but symptoms were similar to those caused by viruses.
Possibilities: virus or abiotic (herbicide, nutrient deficiency).
Tests done: CMV (ImmunoStrip assay from Agdia), POTY (elisa assay from Agdia)
Results: (-)CMV, (+)Potyvirus
Friday, August 6, 2010
*optional trip to The GrowHaus to see their aquaponics system*
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Little Valley Wholesale Nursery, Brighton, Colo.
Each session costs $25 per person or $50 all day
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Morning session: Diseases and Insects
A general course for identifying pest problems in the nursery and greenhouse and will be
followed by a pest identification lab. Course instructor is Brooke Edmunds, Ph.D. from CSU Adams County Extension
1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Afternoon session: Soils
Nurseryman and USDA/ARS Woody Plant Germplasm Committee Representative for the
Southwest, Michael Melendrez, will provide the basics on prepping soils, basic soil properties, and what your new hires need to be prepared for as the season begins. He will discuss plant nutrition and soil fertility providing information to the modern green thinker.
Register with the CNGA. Send attendee names to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-758-6672 or 888-758-6672
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Enjoy and as always contact me if you need more information!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
As of March 1st, the Adams County Plant Diagnostic Clinic is using a new method to communicate with our clients. We have always been anonymously reporting our plant sample results to the National Plant Diagnostic System and now the software has been revised. The upgrade is designed to communicate diagnostic information pertaining to your sample submissions back to you more efficiently. Preliminary and final diagnostic reports as well as billing invoices can now be sent directly to your email address. Ultimately the system is designed to deliver written diagnostic information into your hands within 24 hours of sample receipt and keep you informed the duration of the diagnostic procedure. Naturally with every new database, some bugs will need to be worked out before the system proves to function at its full potential. Hopefully this transition will flow smoothly with very few malfunctions or delays.
During receipt of the new diagnostic emails, we hope to receive input from our clients regarding the quality and efficiency of the diagnostic reports and billing invoices. We welcome feedback regarding the new email system during this transition period. And as always, if you prefer phone calls or paper mail over email just let us know!
Friday, March 12, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Don't miss my presentation on "Managing Diseases in Hoophouses & Greenhouses" Friday at 10am!
This is THE conference for sustainable agriculture in the state. View the full program here.
This year the conference is being held in Adams County, so if you want a tour of the Greenhouse and Nursery Plant Diagnostic Lab, I would be happy to show you!