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Plant Patents on Knock Out Roses

Question: I would like to propagate some of my Knock Out patented roses to share with friends. Is this legal, and if so, what’s the best way to do it? Most species of roses require significant time and effort to…

Upcoming PMG Programs & Events

Recording of “The Nature of Oaks” with Doug Tallamy

Purchase and view the recording of our June 3rd Webinar with Doug Tallamy for $15. With books like Bringing Nature Home and Nature’s Best Hope, Doug Tallamy has reshaped how we think about our lawns and gardens and has inspired...

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Disease & Pest Spotlight
Spotted Lanternfly adults, nymphs, and egg masses
A potentially very serious pest of grapes, peaches, hops and a variety of other crops, the spotted lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, was detected in Albemarle County, Virginia in July 2021. It is important to scout for this insect and report any potential findings here.
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