The University of Arizona Timely Tips for May
in the Low Desert


Tip of The Month
Avoid using overhead sprinklers when possible. While sprinklers mimic natural rainfall, they also cause several problems. Many fungal and bacterial diseases are spread by water splashes. In addition, our salty, alkaline water will bead on leaves and quickly evaporate, leaving behind salts which can burn spots on sensitive plants.

Video Demonstration
Cutflower Demonstration

Cutflowers: [click here]


Climate Information for May
in Phoenix, Arizona

Rainfall:
Temperature (degrees F):
Note: Rainfall and temperatures vary widely within the valley depending upon elevation and microclimate.

To Do List . . .
Turf

Vegetables

Roses

Fruit and Nut Trees

Landscape Plants

Don't List . . .

Frequently Asked Questions
Damage is Noticed on the Fruit

Damage is Noticed on the Leaves

Damage is Noticed on the Stem or Trunk

Damage is Noticed on the Roots Cultural / Environmental Questions Insect/Pest Questions Disease Questions



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Last Updated January 3, 2006

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