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  • Think Outside the Boxwood: Alternative Plants for Gardens and Landscapes (C 1107)

    Since 2014, boxwood blight has been steadily spreading throughout Georgia landscapes and threatening large and economically important boxwood plantings. This publication provides alternative plants to replace boxwood in landscapes across Georgia. It offers updated information on new cultivars and cautions against use of plants on the GA-EPPC invasive plant list as well as species and cultivars affected by common pests and diseases. Published on Jan 19, 2017.

  • Southeastern Peach, Nectarine, and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide (B 1171)

    This guide covers multiple states and production areas. Pest problems vary across the Southeast. Pesticide rates are a guideline. Exceptions are noted for specific locations and pests, but this guide does not list every exception. Listed pesticides may not be registered for the uses recommended here in all states.

    This guide is to be used only by commercial growers. Observe all label precautions and recommendations. Brand names of pesticides are given in the spray schedule as a convenience to the grower. They are neither an endorsement of the product nor a suggestion that other products with the same active ingredient are not effective. Published on Jan 31, 2017.

  • Establishing a Pecan Orchard (B 1314)

    A well-planned, organized orchard will be more efficient, require less input and offer larger potential returns. Select the orchard location based on its soil type, drainage, water table and land topography. Straight rows in planted orchards make maintenance, irrigation and harvest easier. Tree growth and spacing requirements can also be anticipated for the early planting and subsequent orchard thinnings. Published on Jan 31, 2017.

  • Blueberry Irrigation Water Quality (C 1105)

    This circular is a review of water quality standards, calculations, and recommendations for water that will be used for irrigation of blueberries. Published on Jan 5, 2017.

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