Incurable fungus found in local garden center nursery

first_img You Might Like St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Messenger photo/Courtney PattersonThe Troy University Office of Development and the Troy University Alumni Association celebrated St. Patrick’s Day at the… read more An incurable fungus that attacks boxwood plants, called Boxwood Blight, was detected in February at retail garden centers in Alabama.The infected plants were Dwarf English Boxwoods from Scappoose, Oregon and were found at Lowe’s Garden Centers, including Troy. Other locations were primarily north of Birmingham.“The biggest problem is that once Boxwood Blight is established in the area, you can’t get rid of it. The disease stays in the soil,” said Kassie Conner, plant diagnostician at Auburn University. “The disease does not kill the plants but defoliates them.” By Secrets Revealed By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Those who have existing boxwoods should keep a close watch for symptoms of the disease including leaf spots, black stem and lesions and defoliation,” she said. “If any of the symptoms are displayed the plant should be removed.”Conner said, in order to positively identify the disease, those who suspect Boxwood Blight in their plants are encoraged to send the plants to the Auburn Plant Dianogstic Center in Auburn, 916 South Donahue, Auburn, Ala. 36832. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 2:00 am Wednesday, March 18, 2015center_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Incurable fungus found in local garden center nursery Connor said Boxwood Blight can be spread across an area by wind and splashing water or rain.“Boxwood Blight can infect and destroy existing boxwoods, and because it was detected in boxwoods at Lowe’s Garden Center in Troy, it’s possible that existing boxwoods in the Troy area could be infected,” she said.New boxwoods should be issolated for two weeks to monitor the signs of blight. This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Email the author Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img