Charmingly warm weather coaxed roses into bloom early this year, which means dealing with the usual diseases and pests earlier, too. When it comes to one of the county's most popular perennial plants, the "big four" vexations are powdery mildew, black spot, rust and aphids, according to Jay W. Pscheidt, a plant pathology specialist with Oregon State University's Extension Service.
Lecture: Artist Fred Wilson: Museum Therapist Fred Wilson will share his experiences as an artist and self-described "museum therapist" who inspires and challenges museums to be more aware of the stories they tell. Presented in collaboration with the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Department of Art and K-State Libraries in support of the Museum of Wonder exhibition. Funded by the KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee. March 28, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm 114 Willard Hall; Kansas State University
Cucumber mosaic virus is one of the most common plant viruses causing yellow mottling, distorted leaves and stunted growth in a wide range of garden plants, not just cucumbers. Destroy suspect plants promptly to reduce the risk of transmission.
The best defense against the blueberry-attacking fungus Monilina vaccinii-corymbosi and the mummy berry disease is to regularly pick up shriveled fruit off the bush and ground and dispose of it as soon as you first see it, said Jay Pscheidt, a plant pathology specialist for the Oregon State University Extension Service.