Rose Chat Podcast – Dr. Malcom Manners, Rose Culture and History

Dr. Malcom Manners, guest on Rose Chat podcast.
The latest Rose Chat Podcast is very informative, especially if you have ever suspected that your rose was infected with Rose Mosaic Virus.

In this episode of Rose Chat, Dr. Malcolm Manners talks about his work with Rose Mosaic Virus and the beautiful rose gardens and rose collections at Florida Southern College and their history.

After listening to this episode, it will be evident why in 2013 he was awarded the “Great Rosarian of the World” for his many years of work on rose mosaic virus disease and as an educator in the field of rose culture.

Dr. Malcolm has been teaching at Florida Southern College since 1981 and specializes in fruit production, roses, and techniques of propagation of various crops. Dr. Manners is also active in the preservation of heirloom genetic resources in roses and is a trustee of the Heritage Rose Foundation.

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Rose Diseases Photo Chart

by Dr. Mark Windham and Dr. Alan Windham

Need a quick, handy chart help to help identify what disease is attacking your rose bushes? The first step to addressing a problem in the garden is to accurately identify what that problem is!

Dr. Mark Windham, professor in the Agriculture Department at University of Tennessee – Knoxville and Distinguished Chair of Ornamental Pathology, and Dr. Alan Windham, Professor of Plant Pathology with University of Tennessee and Extension Specialist, have created a full-page color chart to help you identify rose diseases.


Click the image above for a full-page, printable chart of rose diseases.

Beneficial Insects: Will Work for Food

by David Cook, University of Tennessee Extension Agent for Davidson County, Tennessee

 

David Cook’s presentation to the Nashville Rose Society introduces the plants that attract beneficial insects to gardens and landscapes and identifies specific beneficial insects and mites that feed on other insects that damage plants. Continue reading “Beneficial Insects: Will Work for Food”

Identifying and Controlling Garden Pests

by Dr. Tommy Cairns, Ortho’s All About Roses, 1999
[with updates from the ARS Consulting Rosarian Manual]

 

There are three main categories of pests to watch out for – various insects, spider mites, and fungal diseases. This section deals mainly with a visual identification scheme and some suggestions for control. Continue reading “Identifying and Controlling Garden Pests”

Taking Care of Your Knock Out Roses

By Diane Coleman, NRS Consulting Rosarian

What are Knock Out© Roses?

Arrangement of Knock Out Roses
Knock Out© Rose is a shrub rose bred by American rose grower, William Radler in 1989, and introduced into the United States by Star Roses and Plants in 2000. It was named an All-America Rose Selections winner in 2000 and was one of the bestselling roses of the year. The rose was found to be extremely disease-resistant, drought-tolerant and ever-blooming. The ideal rose for both new and seasoned gardeners.

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