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Protecting Stored Grain Posted by Jeff Cook on Aug 12, 2020

August grain protectant

Cheap Insurance for Soybeans Posted by Jeff Cook on Aug 12, 2020

I am not trying to promote some new policy to cover losses in soybean production. I am just trying to make life easier for you later in the season.

Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Posted by Jeff Cook on Aug 7, 2020

It does not look like it will hurt yields, but it is pretty easy to find peanut plants infected with Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus in 2020.

 

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Peach Blog
San Jose Scale – Third Peak Posted by Blaauw on Aug 10, 2020 In my research plots in middle GA, I am starting to see an uptick in San Jose scale crawler activity. In these plots San Jose scale have been especially bad this year, and as such, I expect the third large peak of  crawler activity to occur within 7-10 days in...
Peach Team Members Recognized Posted by Jeff Cook on Aug 7, 2020

Two UGA Peach Specialists were recognized by Fruit Grower News, as the top 40 young professionals making their mark in the fruit industry.

Update from the Field: Scale and Plum Curculio Posted by Blaauw on Jun 23, 2020 Thankfully in some areas, San Jose scale and plum curculio have not been particularly bad this season, but in my research plots in middle GA, I am starting to see an uptick in San Jose scale crawler activity. In these plots San Jose scale have been especially bad this year,...
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Pecan Blog
Water Stage Fruit Split Posted by Lenny Wells on Aug 3, 2020 If you haven’t seen it already this year, you will likely be seeing water stage fruit split occurring over the next couple of weeks. This is a common problem that happens annually on certain varieties and is just part of growing those cultivars. I have copied the blog post from...
Heat Damages Feeder Roots/Scorches Leaves Posted by Lenny Wells on Jul 27, 2020 The problem of the week last week was scorched leaves. I had calls from all over the state on this on multiple varieties but most commonly on young (5 yr and younger) Pawnees. Many things can cause leaf scorch, including a hot chemical mix, anthracnose, mites, fertilizer burn, etc. But...
SNAILS IN PECAN ORCHARDS Posted by Angel Acebes-Doria on Jul 24, 2020 In recent days, we have heard several reports of snails associated with young irrigated pecan trees. They have been seen congregating on tree trunks and on the foliage. Some have reported seeing snails in and around irrigation emitters. Normally, snails are not considered pests in pecan orchards, but rain can...
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Strawberry Blog
Georgia/South Carolina Strawberry Update Posted by Jeff Cook on Aug 7, 2020

UGA and Clemson have partnered with several researches and strawberry specialists to host a strawberry production meeting on August 19th beginning at 10am.

Zivion Registration Producer Requests (Strawberry Transplant Dips for Anthracnose Control) Posted by Phil Brannen on Jun 26, 2020 I am trying to get a company (DSM) to register Zivion (Natamycin a.i.) as a transplant dip for strawberries. It would be active against anthracnose and possibly Botrytis that would come in on the transplants. With the resistance we are seeing to multiple fungicides, we need to reduce disease from...
Strawberry Disease Recommendations Posted by Phil Brannen 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...
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