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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 Transplanting link Relocating plants from one spot to another can lead to a whole new landscape. By Paul Pugliese | Published: 9/20/2018
Fragrant Garden link Some plants can bring amazing fragrances to home landscapes, UGA agent says. By Paul Pugliese, Josh Fuder | Published: 9/20/2018
'Automower' link UGA is weighing the pros and cons of battery-charged 'automower.' By Paul Pugliese, Josh Fuder, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 9/20/2018
Fall Veggies link Seed or transplant, now is the time to plant a fall garden vegetables. By Paul Pugliese, Josh Fuder, Sharon Dowdy, Beverly Adams | Published: 9/17/2018
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Upcoming Events
  • 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
  • Oct 1 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
  • Oct 3 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
  • Oct 4 Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training (Provided by UGA Extension in Partnership with GDA) Who Should Attend? Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires 'At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.' Athens, 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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Vegetable Blog
  • ALERT: Whitefly-Transmitted Cucurbit Leaf Crumple Virus Detected in Georgia Posted by Dutta on Sep 21, 2018 We have  recently confirmed Cucurbit leaf crumple virus (CuLCrV) on yellow squash at UGA, Tifton, GA. The symptoms  include crumpling, curling, yellowing and chlorosis of leaves. Infected plants appear stunted with distorted growth. Disease symptoms can be severe, especially in Cucurbita spp. (e.g., various types of squash), and may result in yield losses.  The virus spreads by whiteflies in a persistent manner. Current...
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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
  • Crop Maturity and Leaf Senescence Posted by Lenny Wells on Sep 24, 2018 The 2018 pecan crop is virtually made. Every nut I have cut of every variety I have looked at over the last two weeks is full of kernel. By the middle of last week, in addition to Pawnee, which is about ready for harvest in many orchards, I was seeing...
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Viticulture Blog
  • Brief weather update for September 21, 2018 Posted by Pam Knox on Sep 21, 2018 Now that Hurricane Florence has come and gone and calmer conditions have returned to the area, I hope that most of you are back to your regularly scheduled work. A look ahead over the next few weeks shows that in general, warmer and wetter than normal conditions are likely to...
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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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