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Wheat Production Guides and… Posted by Jeff Cook on Oct 31, 2022 It is hard to believe that another growing season is almost over. Before you make any decisions on planting wheat, you may want to check out the wheat production guide for this year or the State Wide Variety Testing site. Also, the corn short course will be coming up January...
Deer Herd Management Posted by Jeff Cook on Oct 18, 2022 You may not be a hunter but if you grow any crop in Georgia I am sure you have tried soem level of deer herd management. There are still those out there that subscribe to the, “if it’s brown it’s down” philosophy, but many hunters across the state are trying...
Cotton Defoliation 2022 Posted by Jeff Cook on Sep 26, 2022 It’s that time of year again. Time to start thinking about terminating our cotton crop and getting the plants and bolls ready for harvest. Cotton defoliation is much easier when there is a good boll load and all of the available nutrients have been used by the crop. The timing...
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Peach Blog
IMPORTANT SURVEY – Mating Disruption in Crop Production Posted by Blaauw on Oct 28, 2022 Greetings everyone, I hope this post finds everyone well. I am part of a new working group that is attempting to improve pest management through mating disruption technologies. However, before we can do that, we need to better understand growers’ needs and perception of mating disruption. As such, if you...
Hurricane Ian, Peach Tree Damage, and Subsequent Phytophthora Root Rot Posted by Phil Brannen on Sep 27, 2022 Hurricane Ian will probably move relatively quickly through Georgia, but I fear it will have substantial winds as it moves through.  Depending on the path, it may cause damage to peach orchards through the Coastal Plain and mid-Georgia area.  I hope we all weather the storm well, but I do...
Update from the field: San Jose scale and Mites Posted by Blaauw on Jun 23, 2022 San Jose scale: San Jose scale has been a little quiet this year…almost too quiet. This heatwave has probably slowed their development down a little bit, so I am anticipating seeing an increase in activity soon. This timing may be particularly important for blocks that have had a history of...
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Pecan Blog
How Late are Stuarts? Posted by Lenny Wells on Oct 31, 2022 I’ve had a lot of calls over the last 3 weeks about Stuarts lagging behind and not opening. However, I don’t think they are actually behind as much as it seems they are. Stuart always has an interrupted and prolonged shuck split in which it opens a few and then...
Don’t Fail to Keep Trees Hydrated During Nut Maturity/Shuck Split Posted by Lenny Wells on Oct 3, 2022 We were fortunate to dodge a bullet in the form of Hurricane Ian. Before the storm track began to take a more definite shape, growers turned off irrigation in their orchards, whcih was the right thing to do. But, it has been and continues to be extremely dry. The forecast...
Hurricane Ian Posted by Lenny Wells on Sep 27, 2022 I have waited until this point to comment on Ian since its path has remained uncertain. It could still change, but it looks as though we have the best case scenario for south Georgia if it stays on the current predicted path, considereing the way it looked a few days...
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Strawberry Blog
Strawberry Planting and Cold Weather Posted by Jeff Cook on Oct 14, 2022 We are right in the middle of strawberry planting in Georgia and there are some things to consider with cold temperatures coming middle of next week. The forecast for next week looks good for deer hunting, but not as good for folks that are just getting strawberry plants in the...
Captan Registration Review Posted by Phil Brannen on Jun 21, 2022 Captan is currently under review by the EPA. The review document is below, and it can be perused for the impact of EPAs potential actions on strawberry disease management. EPA is proposing several mitigations for the continued use of Captan. Any responses are currently due by 27 June, but you...
Botrytis Testing for Fungicide Resistance Posted by Phil Brannen on Apr 18, 2022 Clemson University has picked up the resistance testing for Botrytis. This is not a free service at this time. However, it is very useful and worth the funds to determine which Botryticides are working. See the attached form for information needed. Additional information from Dr. Guido Schnabel. I worked with...
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