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Three River Blog
Using Pesticides Wisely Posted by Jeff Cook on Mar 2, 2021 Thanks to the hard work of our UGA specialists and the Department of Ag, we are once again able to use auxin technologies on approved crops. This month and into April you have plenty of opportunities to participate in an online training that is required for those using auxin technology...
Enlist Soybean Varieties Posted by Jeff Cook on Jan 28, 2021 I am so glad that we have a great team of Extension Specialist working to get information to us so that we can pass it along to our growers. The information in this post is from our weed scientists blog. You may be interested especially if you are growing Enlist™...
Production Meetings Posted by Jeff Cook on Jan 6, 2021

We will be having production meetings this year but they will look a little bit different. Check with your county office or email for details.

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Peach Blog
Plum curculio are becoming active Posted by Blaauw on Mar 26, 2021 A little later this year than last year, plum curculio are becoming active in middle Georgia peach orchard. Although this may be a weird and uncertain time of the year, if you have varieties at or near petal fall, it is time to start preparing your plum curculio management program....
Captan Shortage (another option) Posted by Phil Brannen on Feb 15, 2021 There is another series of fungicide options that should also work for the cover sprays, and hopefully this will allow you to not use the DMIs in cover sprays. You could alternate SDHI (e.g. Miravis) and QoI (e.g. Abound) products as well, and this would give you more cover spray...
Captan Shortage Posted by Phil Brannen on Feb 14, 2021 Unfortunately, there appears to be a shortage of captan products this year. There are quite a few alternative products for bloom. Likewise, chlorothalonil (e.g. Bravo) products work well for petal fall and shuck split, and other products are readily available for pre-harvest applications. Sooty peach can be controlled with ziram,...
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Pecan Blog
Cold Weather Damage and When to Start Spraying Posted by Lenny Wells on Apr 8, 2021 The temperatures over the Easter weekend dipped down a little further than forecast in a few areas in the state. April 3 saw the lowest temps of the weekend. While temps in Ft. Valley area reached 32, there were low lying areas that dropped down to as low as 26...
Easter Cold Snap and Pecans Posted by Lenny Wells on Apr 1, 2021 With budbreak on the move, I’ve fielded questions the last couple days about the potential effects of the upcoming cold weather on pecans. Many varieties and locations are just beginning to see a little budbreak while others are a little further along. Usually you have to get down to 28...
2021 Budbreak and Pecan Production Meeting Presentations Posted by Lenny Wells on Mar 22, 2021 Budbreak has arrived for south Georgia pecans. I noticed a few Cape Fear and Elliot trees beginning to break bud this weekend. I am sure over the next week or two we will see this progress more and the orchards will soon take on that lime green hue of spring...
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Strawberry Blog
Neopestolotiopsis Update from Florida Posted by Phil Brannen on Mar 16, 2021 I am still not hearing of major issues yet with the new Neopestolotiopsis pathogen and disease of strawberries in Georgia — not yet anyway. However, the article in the link below presents a pretty dire picture for Florida strawberries. Be vigilant and let your county agent know if you are...
Scouting for Spider Mites Posted by Jeff Cook on Mar 12, 2021 Strawberries are beginning to ripen in south Georgia and blooming across the state. Early scouting for spider mites is extremely important if you want to have a successful season. Now is a good time to be tissue sampling for fertilizer applications as well. You can easily check those leaves for...
Part Two of the 2021 Strawberry School Posted by Phil Brannen on Mar 12, 2021 Part Two of the 2021 Strawberry School is coming up! Join us March 18 as we discuss frost protection, fertility monitoring & more with experts from across the Southeast. Learn more: http://uaex.uada.edu/strawberry-school Register for free: https://bit.ly/StrawberrySchool21
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