Hort 232 - Optional
Reading Suggestions for Selected Topics
||Pinales ("conifers") - by Tim Dickinson - from EEB337H1 at Univ. of Toronto.||Has a list of features of some conifer families, followed by beautiful photos to illustrate many points.|
The Gymnosperm Database
||Skip past "Taxonomic Notes" to
|Balsam Woolly Adelgid
||Balsam Woolly Adelgid
- (pdf) by I.R. Ragenovich and R.G. Mitchell, USDA Forest Service
||12 page brochure with detailed
descriptions of the insect, hosts, damage, and control.
||Picea - The Gymnosperm Database||Skip past "Taxonomic Notes" to "Description."|
|Cooley Spruce Gall Aphid
Spruce Gall Adelgid - University of Massachusetts Extension
||Covers the life cycle of this
Includes a few photos.
||Pinus - The Gymnosperm Database||Skip past "Taxonomic Notes" to "Description."|
||Growth characteristics of the ancient bristlecone pines - by Leonard Miller||Comments refer to Pinus longaeva and Pinus aristata . Discusses why they live so long.|
||Tsuga mertensiana - from the Gymnosperm Database||Covers identification, growing conditions, and more.|
||C is for Conifers
- from They Might Be Giants
||A fun song about conifers.
Mentions some kinds of conifers and uses for them.
Windbreaks: Planning - (pdf) by P. Wray, L. Sternwets, and
Lenahan, Iowa Cooperative
||Good summary information on
windbreaks and how to design effective ones.
- from Penn State Extension
||Presents concise information of
the effects of
height, density, orientation, and length.
Some Corn Rows Standing for Winter - from Minnesota Dept. of
||A short news release about the
Minnesota DOT paying farmers to leave corn stalks to reduce snow
More: Bulb basics - from University of Illinois Extension
||Reviews the differences between
true bulbs and
other storage organs.
& Cultivars - from the American Daffodil Society
||Descriptions and good phots to
the Heck is an Invasive Plant? - (pdf) from the
||From the Weeds Gone Wild web site: a short fact sheet that explains what invasive plants are.|
||Ivy O.U.T. - from Pacific Native Plant Society||Extensive information on the
problem with Hedera helix
in Washington and what to do about it.
||Invasive and Noxious Weeds - from the USDA and the Natural Recources Conservation Service||A nationwide database of invasive plants and noxiuos weeds; information by state or by plant.|
(pdf) from Alabama Cooperative Extension
||Detail description of the
disease. Lists of susceptible and resistant plants.
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