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Three River Blog
Surprising Ruling on Dicamba Use Posted by Jeff Cook on Jun 4, 2020 See This Article about a recent federal ruling on the use of Dicamba.
Using Pesticides Wisely Posted by Jeff Cook on Apr 16, 2020 I think most of our producers are up to date with the required training for application of the new Dicamba and 2,4-D technologies, but just in case…. We are offering a few more opportunities to get certified. Because of everything that is going on we have moved all sessions to...
Check Soil Temperatures Before Planting Posted by Jeff Cook on Apr 8, 2020 When spending thousands of dollars on seed you may want to check more than the farmers almanac to know when to plant. The University of Georgia and other parties have put a bunch of money and resources into the UGA Weather Network. Here you can find all sorts of great...
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Peach Blog
Coronavirus best management practices for horticultural crop producers Posted by Dario Chavez on Apr 6, 2020 Obtained from Fruit Grower News – written by Tom Ford – Penn State University (permission to share this info). As a horticultural crop producer, you are approaching your busiest time of year and the COVID-19 outbreak may impact your ability to source inputs, engage workers and/or operate your business in...
San Jose scale crawler management Posted by Blaauw on Apr 3, 2020 With the beautiful spring weather we have been having, the first large peak of San Jose scale crawler activity is expected to occur within approximately two weeks from now in Fort Valley, GA. This is a couple of weeks earlier than it was last year. Following the degree day (DD)...
OFM Management Update Posted by Blaauw on Mar 30, 2020 Overview Oriental Fruit Moth (OFM), is an invasive pest of peaches. The adult moths are grayish, with darker banding on a mottled background (see above image). They are roughly 1/4 -inch in length, and have a wingspan of nearly 1/2-inch. Early in the season the females lay their eggs in...
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Pecan Blog
SURVEY: PECAN HEDGE-PRUNING Posted by Angel Acebes-Doria on May 19, 2020 The University of Georgia and USDA-Byron research scientists are collaborating in a project entitled, “Pecan Hedge-pruning: A Sustainable Management Option for the Southeastern US”. The project will assess the effects of pecan hedge-pruning on critical horticultural parameters (nut yield, quality, water-use efficiency, and nutrition), disease (incidence and severity of scab,...
Desirable Leaf Drop, Thoughts on Spraying and Pollination Conditions Posted by Lenny Wells on May 14, 2020 I’ve had a few calls this week on Desirable leaf drop. While mowing orchards all week, I noticed some of this myself. Upon closer examination, where I was seeing it from the tractor it seemed to be only on trees which had stopped up microsprinklers. What appears to be going...
Mouse Ear, Zinc and Glyphosate Injury on Young Trees Posted by agsawyer on Apr 23, 2020 We are seeing some common issues on young trees at this time. I want to show you some photos to help note the difference in nutrient deficiencies and glyphosate injury. But even more important is to remember is that often times, more than one or all of these symptoms are...
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Strawberry Blog
Strawberry Disease Recommendations Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 Guido Schnabel (Clemson University) just provided his recommendations for the remainder of the season concerning strawberry disease spray programs. See the strawberry IPM guide at www.smallfruits.org to supplement this information (especially FRAC groups), but I concur with his thoughts as we move forward this season. Guido writes. “In general, based...
Strawberry Disease Surge Posted by on Mar 22, 2020 As the coronavirus is wreaking havoc throughout the world, it is hard to get very excited about strawberry diseases – unless you make an income off strawberries.  Unfortunately, the mild temperatures and almost continual rainfall are making it very difficult to manage strawberry diseases at this time. Based on diseases...
Be Looking for Disease Issues Posted by on Mar 16, 2020

With all of the recent rain and plenty of green and ripe fruit we need to be on the lookout for diseases.

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