Spring 2012 - Buckeye District
Thanks to all the Consulting Rosarians who sent in their Consulting Rosarian Report for 2011. In case you missed the Buckeye District Spring meeting or would like a hard copy, I have included below the Annual CR Report Summary that I presented at the Buckeye District Spring Meeting: For the year 2011, forty-fi ve Consulting Rosarian Reports (CRR) were submitted out of eighty-two current Consulting Rosarians in the Buckeye District. A percentage of fi fty-fi ve percent Roses in Review Reports: Out of the forty-fi ve CRR, thirty-nine reports noted that a Roses in Review (RIR) was completed. Six CRR noted a RIR was not completed. The number one reason why a RIR was not completed was the CR did not grow any of the roses on the RIR list. Consulting Rosarian Programs and Written Articles: Forty CRR noted programs were presented on the local level (rose societies, garden clubs, local master gardener fairs, youth programs). Seven CRs noted they presented programs on the District level and three CRs presented programs on the National level. A total of fi fty programs were presented during the year 2011. A total of seventeen articles were written in 2011. Programs and written articles included but not limited to: insects and diseases, IPM, planting and caring for roses, rose arrangements, exhibiting roses, sustainable/earth kind roses, hybridizing, chemical safety, growing roses in containers, companion planting, old garden roses, growing roses as a hobby, winterizing and landscaping with roses. CONSULTING ROSARIAN 4 By Mark Miller Many of the programs included working and/or giving presentations at: public rose gardens, youth programs, local garden centers and nurseries, county fairs, master gardeners meetings and fairs, garden expos, garden tours, rose and garden clubs, trade shows, Top Gun meeting, district meetings and national meetings. Pesticides Used and Their Effectiveness: Twenty-eight different pesticides were used in 2011. Most of the pesticides used were rated as effective. Only a few CRs reported several pesticides as not effective. A few CRR did not note the effectiveness of pesticides applied. Only one CRR report noted the effectiveness of a certain chemical as undecided. The table on page 2 breaks down pesticides used in 2011. The pesticide names are listed in alphabetical order. All pesticides are grouped together. In other words, they are not separated out in the table as insecticides, fungicides or miticides. None of the CRR noted any herbicides used during 2011. To save space, the different formulations for each specifi c pesticide are not noted in the table. Two CRR noted no pesticides were applied in 2011. Reasons included: growing sustainable/earth kind roses, organic gardening, and pesticides are not used at all. cont.
Effective Not Effective Undecided Not Rated Avid 5 2 0 2 Banner Maxx 9 3 0 2 Bayer (includes: 3 in 1, insect and disease control, etc.) 7 0 0 8 Compass 5 0 0 1 Conserve 2 0 0 0 Cygon 2e 0 0 0 1 Daconil 2 0 0 0 Eagle 1 0 0 0 Floramite 1 1 0 0 Forbid 2 0 0 0 Fore 0 1 0 0 Honor Guard 3 0 0 0 Immunox & Immunox Plus 2 1 0 2 Insignia 0 1 0 0 Isotox (Lindane) 0 0 0 1 Lime Sulfur 0 0 0 2 Mancozeb based products 8 2 0 3 Merit 6 0 0 1 Neem Oil 1 0 0 0 Orthene 3 0 0 3 Orthenex 1 0 0 1 Pageant 1 0 0 0 Quilt 2 0 0 0 Safari 2 1 1 0 Sevin 4 0 0 3 Shuttle 1 0 0 0 Talstar 2 1 0 0 Tempo 0 0 0 1 Disclosure: The above list of pesticides is not a recommendation of chemicals to use. Mites were a big problem for roses in 2011. Miticides such as Avid, Bayer Insect, Disease and Mite Control, Forbid, and Floramite were applied. A number of CRs also reported using the water blast method to control mites, which was reported as effective. Thrips seemed to be a huge problem in 2011 also. Most CRs had problems controlling thrips. From the above table the most used pesticides were Avid, Banner Maxx, Bayer products, Compass, Mancozeb based products, and Merit. Sustainable/Earth Kind Roses: Twenty-six CRR noted that sustainable/earth kind roses were being grown. Most popular: Knock Out® Series, 5 Carefree Beauty, New Dawn, and Belinda’s Dream. Organic Products: Organic products being used but not limited to: woodchips, pine bark mulch, compost, horse manure, alfalfa meal, Mills Magic Mix, fi sh emulsion, Rosetone and leaf mulch. OTHER CR NEWS: Master Rosarian Nominations: It’s time to nominate active Consulting Rosarians for 2012 Master Rosarians. This is a designation to recognize those CRs who have made outstanding contributions as CRs over a signifi cant period of time.