Category Archives: Plant Problems

Basil Downy Mildew

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by Colette Mancke, Tennessee Master Gardener. What is basil downy mildew? Basil downy mildew is a devastating disease that affects the leaves, branches and stems of many types of basil (ie.,plants in the genus Ocimum) commonly used for cooking. Green-leafed varieties of sweet basil are particularly susceptible to the disease, while purple-leafed varieties of basil, Thai basil, lemon basil and… Read more »

CEU Opportunities

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by Alan Bruhin, Director Sevier County TN Extension. For those looking for CEU’s or just some additional training in interesting topics, here is a link to a series of webinars being offered by eXtension.org. Each month a new topic video is posted for you to view. Currently there have been three topics posted that are available for you to view…. Read more »

Know Your Invasive Plants – English Ivy

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Mature English Ivy leavies

Know your Invasive Plants-English Ivy By Roger Simpson As time goes by our understanding grows larger of what is an invasive plant. And along with this, our list of what plants are invasive grows also. This is the case with English Ivy. Until recently it was one of the most common ground covers. It was considered valuable for covering walls,… Read more »