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Donald R. Hodel, A. James Downer and Dennis R. Pittenger

The root system of palms is adventitious and composed of numerous, small- to medium-sized, nonwoody roots. All primary roots are of a more or less constant diameter and arise independently from an area at or near the base of the stem called the root

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Monica L. Elliott

For many years, the palm disease spectrum in the Florida landscape had been relatively stable, with lethal yellowing (a phytoplasma disease caused by ‘ Candidatus Phytoplasma palmae’ subgroup 16SrIV-A) and ganoderma butt rot (a fungal disease

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A. James Downer, Donald R. Hodel and Maren J. Mochizuki

Palms are arborescent monocotyledons that do not usually branch along their stem. Consequently, pruning landscape palms is essentially the removal of inflorescences and leaves from the lower portion of the canopy or, in the case of multiple trunked

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Timothy K. Broschat

Palms are increasingly popular as landscape plants in tropical to warm temperate regions of the United States and as interiorscape plants elsewhere. While visible nutrient deficiency symptoms are relatively uncommon on dicot trees found in

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Timothy K. Broschat

have positive effects on plants subjected to diseases and other physiological stresses, but there are relatively few published papers documenting these effects of this element in palms ( Turner, 1981 ; von Uexkull, 1982 , 1991 ) and none relating to

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Dennis R. Pittenger, A. James Downer, Donald R. Hodel and Maren Mochizuki

Palms are important constituents of many landscapes in arid and semiarid regions where irrigation is deemed necessary for their successful establishment and maintenance. Reducing or limiting water applied to urban landscapes is a primary focus in

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Timothy K. Broschat and Monica L. Elliott

The use of commercial microbial inoculants, especially arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, has been widely promoted for woody plants, including palms (Arecacaeae), transplanted into the landscape. AM fungi may promote plant health and development and

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Timothy K. Broschat

Boron deficiency is a common and widespread disorder of palms throughout the world ( Broschat, 2007a ; Corrado et al., 1992 ; Elliott et al., 2004 ; Kamalakshiamma and Shanavas, 2002 ). Boron deficiency can be extremely transient, affecting

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Donald R. Hodel

No other plant material captures that so-sought exotic and tropical motif as do palms ( Fig. 1 ). A natural and unique group, palms comprise the most distinctive plant materials in our landscape but differ from other woody landscape plants in their

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A. James Downer, Janice Y. Uchida, Donald R. Hodel and Monica L. Elliott

Canary island date palm wilt Pathogen and host range. The pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. canariensis causing date palm wilt has been reported primarily on canary island date palm ( Simone, 2004a ), but wilt symptoms have also been observed on