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  • 2012 Georgia Plant Disease Loss Estimates (AP 102-5)

    It is estimated that 2012 plant disease losses, including control costs, amounted to approximately $855.98 million. The value of the crops used in this estimate was approximately $6,647.83 million, resulting in a 12.9% total disease loss across all crops included in this summary. Loss estimates for apple, blackberry, blueberry, bunch grape, corn, cotton, muscadine grape, ornamentals, peach, peanut, pecan, soybean, strawberry, turf grass, vegetables, and wheat in 2012 are presented in this report. Published on May 30, 2015.

  • 2013 Georgia Plant Disease Loss Estimates (AP 102-6)

    It is estimated that 2013 plant disease losses, including control costs, amounted to approximately $821.85 million. The value of the crops used in this estimate was approximately $6,551.91 million, resulting in a 12.55% total disease loss across all crops included in this summary. Loss estimates for apple, blackberry, blueberry, bunch grape, corn, cotton, muscadine grape, ornamentals, peach, peanut, pecan, soybean, strawberry, turfgrass, vegetables, and wheat in 2013 are presented in this report. Published on May 30, 2015.

  • Identification and Control of Fusarium Head Blight (Scab) of Wheat in Georgia (C 1066)

    Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), also called scab, is a devastating disease that is emerging in Georgia wheat fields. This publication contains important information on the biology of the causal agent, and conditions that favor the disease, detailed descriptions of the diseases symptoms, and the latest information on cultural, genetic, and chemical methods of control. The intended audience is producers, professionals, consultants, county faculty and the general public. Published on May 30, 2015.

  • Weed Wizard Series: Controlling Poison Ivy in the Landscape (C 867-10)

    Poison ivy (Rhus radicans) is a common poisonous plant in Georgia. Its preferred habitat is moist, deciduous forests and wooded areas; however, it is also found in pastures, fence rows, ornamental plantings and various types of noncropland areas. Every person who works outdoors with plants or participates in hiking, camping or other outdoor activities should be able to identify poison ivy. Failure to do so can lead to severe allergic reactions. Published on Apr 30, 2015.

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