Boxwood Blight

The Boxwood Blight is fast becoming a significant problem in Connecticut.  Download the PDF files below to learn more about this disease and how to identify its symptons which include brown leaf spots, black stem lesions and rapid defoliation.  Any boxwood suspected of having boxwood blight caused by Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum (syn. C. buxicola) much be confirmed at the state regulatory lab at CT Agricultural Experiiment Station.  

To save time in the confirmation and diagnosis of this new and important disease, it is best to recommend that samples go to their lab directly rather than coming to the UConn Storrs lab.  Alternatively, clients may contact the CAES Plant Disease Information Office (PDIO) directly by going to their website: or by calling 203-974-8601 or 1-877-855-2237 (toll free outside New Haven area).     Continue Reading →

February 2011 Sweeps

The February sweeps were well subscribed and the results beautiful!  Thank you to all that entered in the Horticulture and Flower Arranging classes.  Go to the Activities tab across the top of this page, scroll down to Photo Gallery and click to see all the wonderful entries.  We hope for even more participation at our April meeting.  There will be Photography sweeps as well as Hort and Flower Arranging.  We look forward to a big turnout!