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PGR Considerations Posted by Jeff Cook on Jul 7, 2021 This article by our new Cotton Agronomist, Camp Hand, should help you out when making decisions on PGR applications. With the current weather conditions and state of the crop even dryland fields are in need of plant growth regulators. Now that the vast majority of the crop in Georgia is...
Scouting for Stink Bugs Posted by Jeff Cook on May 21, 2021 As we progress through the growing season we have to start looking for certain pests. From the V10 to R1 stage in corn it is critical to be scouting for stink bugs. At these stages of growth stink bugs can feed on the developing ear before it begins to emerge....
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...
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Peach Blog
NEWS: EPA is revoking all “tolerances” for chlorpyrifos on food crops Posted by Blaauw on Aug 19, 2021 As many of you may have already heard, the EPA has decided to ban the use of chlorpyrifos (e.g. Lorsban) for use in food production. While chlorpyrifos has been on the chopping block for many years, yesterday’s announcement came as quite the surprise. For more information, please see the EPA’s...
You Mite Have a Problem… Posted by Blaauw on Jun 8, 2021 Hello everyone, With the hot, dry weather we were having in May, I have received some reports of mites flaring up in orchards. This is unfortunately not surprising as hot, dry weather is perfect for mite reproduction and development. Hopefully, the rain we have been having we knock back populations,...
Update from the Field: Plum curculio and San Jose scale Posted by Blaauw on Jun 7, 2021 Hello everyone, Quick update from the field. The field generation of plum curculio are emerging now, so activity is on the rise. Just as a reminder Imidan, Actara, Belay, and Avaunt provide excellent control and good residual control of plum curculio and Oriental fruit moth. As such, rotation of Imidan,...
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Pecan Blog
Water Split and Crop Progress Posted by Lenny Wells on Aug 30, 2021 As predicted we are seeing a banner year for water stage fruit split. We are currently seeing nut drop from water split even on varieties on which we don’t normally see it (such as Desirable). It has been abnormally wet this growing season and especially through the late water stage...
Managing Stink Bugs and Weevil Posted by Lenny Wells on Aug 19, 2021 Now that Pawnees have shell hardened and we approach shell hardening on most other varieties in the next week, it is time to start thinking seriously about managing stink bugs and weevils. Prior to shell hardening these pests simply knock nuts off the trees as they feed or lay eggs....
Leaf Scorch and Fruit Thinning Posted by Lenny Wells on Jul 29, 2021 We’re into late summer and seeing some leaf scorching out there. The two most common types I have had calls on this week have been from the scorching of young trees from heat stress. On older trees we are seeing a fair amount of terminal die back (Neofusicoccum). I went...
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Strawberry Blog
Webinar with Natalia Peres on Neopestalotiopsis Posted by Phil Brannen on Apr 21, 2021 See below for information on a webinar at 7:00 p.m. EST on April 22, 2021. This is being developed by the National Strawberry Growers Association.
Neopestalotiopsis Movement on Farm Equipment Posted by Phil Brannen on Apr 21, 2021 There is at least anecdotal evidence that this new pathogen of strawberries can be moved from field to field on farm equipment (possibly by laborers as well). Keep this in mind as we move forward. Washing equipment (soap and water) after use in a field with Neopestalotiopsis may or may...
Additional Nursery is Reported as a Source of Neopestalotiopsis in Strawberry Posted by Phil Brannen on Apr 20, 2021 As an update to my previous posts on this new disease of strawberry, there is now an additional nursery implicated in the spread of Neopestalotiopsis. This nursery, located in Canada, received plants from the one North Carolina nursery that is the original source of this pathogen. This Canada nursery has...
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