Coastal and Tropical South

July, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Nutrient Value of Organic Eggplant

National News

Many proponents of organic gardening have long maintained that not only are organic methods better for the soil, the environment and the safety of gardeners, but they produce nutritionally...

Fresh Plants for Southern Gardeners

Gardeners in northern parts of the country may be harvesting tomatoes and peppers, but if they are thinking about planting, they are considering quick growing, cool season crops like spinach,...

Pest Resistance in Elms

Just about everyone is familiar with the devastating effect Dutch elm disease (DED) has had on populations of American elm. Much research has gone into developing trees resistant to this disease....

Ask the Expert at the USDA

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a new, on-line, on-demand knowledge database, called 'Ask the Expert'. This new service connects with existing UDSA knowledge systems, so...

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In the Garden


Joys of the Summer Garden

On a visit to a friend's garden for dinner, I found a perfect summer tableau. The centerpiece was a pot of petunias in full bloom sitting alongside a huge watermelon. The smell of roasting peppers was mouth-watering, until a breeze moved it aside to...
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Web Finds

National Watermelon Promotion Board You can learn a lot about the nation's favorite melon at National Watermelon Promotion Board ....

Favorite or New Plant

String of Pearls The only way this plant's name could be more descriptive would be if it were called "string of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Leaf footed bugs
  • Mushroom dilemma
  • Flooded figs
  • Fresh grounds
  • Aphids abound

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