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Controlling Nostoc, a slippery hazard for nursery workers
Nostoc, is a cyanobacterium that produces thick, olive-green to brown, gelatinous masses on nursery roadways, walkways and production areas. While it does not impact crops directly, patches of this slimy invader are slipping hazards for you and your workers. Most pesticides used in nurseries are ineffective. But, what was once a perplexing and frustrating problem can now be controlled with relative ease. In this presentation Dr. Neal will review five years of research on strategies to control nostoc in container nurseries.

Oct 4, 2022 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Joe Neal
Professor of Weed Science @North Carolina State University
Dr. Joseph C. Neal is Professor of Weed Science and Extension Specialist for weed management in landscapes, nursery crops and Christmas tree production in the Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University. He received his Ph.D. in Weed Science from NC State University in 1984 then joined the faculty of Cornell University where he was responsible for research and extension programming for turfgrass and nursery crops. After 12 years watching weeds freeze in upstate New York, Dr. Neal joined the faculty at NC State University in 1996. His research and extension programs emphasize development of cost-effective weed management solutions for nursery and landscape professionals. He is co-author of Weeds of the Northeast and many other outreach publications, is past president and Fellow of the Northeastern Weed Science Society and in in 2022 received the Outstanding Extension Award from the Weed Science Society of America. Web site: https://weeds.ces.ncsu.edu/