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An independent study project report by The Charles C. Holman Endowed Rose and Flower Garden Intern (2016-2017)


The goal of this project is to design and implement an evaluation protocol for the Rose Garden at the Morris Arboretum. Through the utilization of a new rose evaluation method, this paper first highlights the major pests and diseases found in the Rose Garden, followed by potential causes for these issues. Based on the results of the evaluations, lists of above average and below average roses were tabulated and included for the purposes of furthered monitoring, and as a basis of comparison in future evaluations. Finally, by synthesizing the results of the rose health evaluation with research regarding IPM tactics for pest and disease control, the last section of this paper highlights a number of recommendations that could ideally be implemented during the 2017 growing season in an effort to better implement the existing Rose Garden IPM plan, and to help mitigate and prevent major rose health issues.


Horticulture | Plant Pathology



Date Posted: 23 January 2019