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Welcome to the UGA IPM Website

What is Integrated Pest Management? It is a science-based decision-making process that employs biological, mechanical, cultural, and chemical control methods is such a way as to minimize economic, environmental, and public health risks associated with pests and pest management practices.

Integrated Pest Management is rapidly becoming the standard for handling pest problems in agriculture and urban settings. Consumer concerns about pesticides and food safety are growing and placing increased pressure on land grant universities to provide growers with effective management strategies that minimize the impact of pesticides and fertilizers on food products and the environment. Additionally, homeowners demand safe, effective pest management strategies for use in their own homes and gardens.

This website provides information about the University of Georgia Integrated Pest Management program. Further, we look to provide updates on valuable pest management information for homeowners and commercial operations. Please check back often as we continue to build and update this site!



 

Our Handbook

The most recent edition of the Georgia Pest Management Handbook gives current information on selection, application, and safe use of pest control chemicals. The Handbook has recommendations for pest control on farms, around homes, urban areas, recreational areas, and other environments in which pests may occur. Cultural, biological, physical, and other types of control are recommended where appropriate. Commercial and Homeowner editions are available.

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Extension News
Fall Veggies link Seed or transplant, now is the time to plant a fall garden vegetables. By Beverly Adams | Published: 9/17/2018
Sun & Soil link Test soil and pick the perfect spot before putting seeds or plants in fall gardens. By Beverly Adams, Beverly Adams | Published: 9/17/2018
Whitefly Management link UGA Extension believes scouting remains the best course of action to stay ahead of whiteflies. By Beverly Adams, Beverly Adams, Clint Thompson | Published: 9/12/2018
Georgia Peanuts link UGA Peanut Team works to keep Georgia the top peanut producing state. By Beverly Adams, Beverly Adams, Clint Thompson, Cristina deRevere | Published: 9/12/2018
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Upcoming Events
  • Sep 19 Peanut Maturity Clinic There will be peanut maturity clinics at the Telfair County Extension Office on this date from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. If possible, please call the office at 229-868-6489 to let us know that you would like your samples checked on the maturity profile board. Thank you! McRae-Helena, GA
  • Sep 21 Peanut Maturity Clinic There will be peanut maturity clinics at the Telfair County Extension Office on this date from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. If possible, please call the office at 229-868-6489 to let us know that you would like your samples checked on the maturity profile board. Thank you! McRae-Helena, GA
  • Sep 24 Peanut Maturity Clinic There will be peanut maturity clinics at the Telfair County Extension Office on this date from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. If possible, please call the office at 229-868-6489 to let us know that you would like your samples checked on the maturity profile board. Thank you! McRae-Helena, GA
  • Sep 26 Peanut Maturity Clinic There will be peanut maturity clinics at the Telfair County Extension Office on this date from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. If possible, please call the office at 229-868-6489 to let us know that you would like your samples checked on the maturity profile board. Thank you! McRae-Helena, GA
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Blueberry Blog
  • Spotted Wing Drosophila Identification, Monitoring, and Management in Georgia Blueberries Posted by Ash Sial on Apr 18, 2018 Spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) (Diptera: Drosophilidae) is an invasive and economically important pest of many soft-skinned fruits such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, and other. Since its first detection in California in 2008, SWD spread rapidly across the United States. It was first found in Georgia...
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Peanut Blog
  • Conditions are Favorable for Southern Corn Rootworm Posted by on Aug 2, 2018 Conditions continue to be favorable for southern corn rootworm (SCR) development across much of Georgia’s 2018 peanut acreage. SCR is a pest that requires moist soil conditions, and we typically see rootworm infestations in fields with heavy soils and center pivot irrigation. The abundant rainfall in many areas this year...
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Cotton Blog
  • Cotton Outlook Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 By Yangxuan Liu and Don Shurley Download the PDF version of this article. In 2018, Georgia’s farmers planted 1.43 million acres of cotton, up 150,000 acres from 2017. The average cotton yield is forecast at 946 pounds per acre. Production is forecast at 2.8 million bales, which would be the...
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Pecan Blog
  • Scab and the Cost of Pecan Production in 2018 Posted by Lenny Wells on Aug 28, 2018 If nothing else, 2018 has been a wet year. As far as nut scab is concerned, the frequency of rainfall really starts to matter in June and its importance continues on through the rest of the season until shell hardening occurs (or shortly after shell hardening if you grow a...
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Viticulture Blog
  • Making wine from fruit with unbalanced chemistry Posted by Cain on Sep 17, 2018 Dear all: Florence was generally kind to us grape growers here in Georgia. Let’s please keep those that were less fortunate in our thoughts and prayers. The weather forecasted for this week looks to be nice for picking. Take advantage of it and get out there and get it done...
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Peach Blog
  • Court orders ban on chlorpyrifos Posted by Blaauw on Aug 15, 2018 Last week, a federal appeals court ordered the EPA to remove chlorpyrifos from sale in the United States within 60 days. While the threat of losing chlorpyrifos is not new and the ban is bound to happen eventually, I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that our management...
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Strawberry Blog
  • Fungicide Selection for Botrytis and Anthracnose Fruit Rot Management in Strawberry Posted by on Mar 21, 2018 The following link should give you excellent, up-to-date information on selection of fungicides for management of strawberry Botrytis and anthracnose fruit rots.  If you observe Botrytis, this fungus can be tested for resistance development at Clemson University.  If you observe anthracnose, this fungus can be tested for resistance at the...
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