Tenarky 2016 Winter Workshop

March 24, 2016

The Rose Chat Podcast was out in full force at the recent Tenarky District Winter Workshop held in Bowling Green Kentucky. Rose Chat Podcast creator Chris VanCleave was a featured speaker along with Carol Shockley, Curtis Aumiller, Steve Hutton, Mark Windam and American Rose Society President Pat Shanley. 

These winter workshops are designed to enlighten and inform area rose lovers on the latest trends and varieties in roses. During this event, Teresa Byington caught up with several of our rose loving friends and they had a lot to say!. On this broadcast, we chat with Master Gardener and Rosarian, Ron Daniels on mentors, memories and some of the favorite roses in his garden. Teresa also checks in with award winning exhibitor Mark Nolen on his"GoTo' roses for exhibition. Then Teresa chats with Nashville Rose Society President Cindy Worch on gardening with her husband, her no spray garden and some of her favorite varieties.  

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Dr. Mark Windham - University Of Tennessee Knoxville - Rose Rosette Research

April 23, 2014

Dr. Mark Windham, Professor, University of Tennessee Knoxville (Department of entomology and Plant Pathology), will discuss his research into Rose Rosette Disease (RRD) and other projects, such as identifying disease resistant varieties and mechanisms of roses. His interests include how plant resistant mechanisms interact with environmental and water stresses.

The American Rose Society Research Endowment Trust has selected Dr. Windham to head a three-year study beginning in 2012 concerning the management of RRD. The objectives are to determine 1) how rosarians can manage RRD in their gardens, and 2) what best management practices for RRD can be developed, other than eliminating bushes with symptoms. The Trustees have identified Rose Rosette Disease as the greatest threat to the future of commercial and recreational growth and enjoyment of roses.