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Annual Production Meeting Schedule Posted by Jeff Cook on Jan 14, 2022 Due to covid-19, supply chain issues, lack of toilet paper and rising cost of gas I was a little late posting the schedule, but here it is. The Pecan Meeting will be at Flint Energies in Reynolds February 15th from 10 am to Lunch, and a Beef Cattle Update will...
Weed Control in Wheat Posted by Jeff Cook on Nov 16, 2021 We are just beginning to put wheat in the ground so now is a great time to think about how you will manage weeds in this years crop. If you would like a hard copy of this circular contact your County Agent Here.
Defoliation Considerations Posted by Jeff Cook on Oct 18, 2021 Our new Cotton Specialist, Camp Hand, has been keeping us updated on recommendations for defoliating this years cotton crop. With prices where they are, we want to do a quality job to get a good crop out of the field. Now that the weather is cooling here is what our...
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Peach Blog
2022 Southeastern Peach, Nectarine, and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide Posted by Blaauw on Jan 8, 2022 I just wanted to let everyone know that the 2022 peach guides have been updated and are now available online: https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=B1171&title=Southeastern%20Peach,%20Nectarine,%20and%20Plum%20Pest%20Management%20and%20Culture%20Guide The physical copies have been printed, so they should be available soon. In the mean time if you have any questions before then, please let me know. Thank you everyone,...
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,...
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Pecan Blog
2022 UGA Pecan County Extension Production Meeting Schedule Posted by Lenny Wells on Jan 4, 2022 Our 2022 Production Meeting schedule is found below. Please contact the local county extension agent in your county for exact location of meeting Jan 27 Cook County Feb 1 Laurens Feb 3 Grady Feb 8 Appling Feb 15 Peach Feb 16 Pierce/Ware Feb 17 Toombs/Montgomery/Treutlen Feb 22 Colquitt Feb 23...
A Short Crop Gets Shorter Posted by Lenny Wells on Nov 11, 2021 The never-ending array of challenges each pecan crop presents continues with the 2021 pecan crop. From the beginning this year’s crop has appeared late and short. The intermittently cold spring pushed budbreak back and greatly slowed the progression of foliage expansion, and thus flowering and crop development by at least...
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...
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Strawberry Blog
Early Scouting for Spider Mites Pays off Posted by Jeff Cook on Nov 30, 2021 Spider mites may may seem insignifigant but they can cause extensive damage and reduce yields if not caught early in the season. The two-spotted spider mite are very tiny (0.4 mm) and usually light yellow with a distinct spot on either side of the abdomen.  The spider mites have piercing-sucking...
Neopestalotiopsis Article Posted by Phil Brannen on Oct 31, 2021 The link to the article below provides the best synopsis to date of information on Neopestalotiopsis and its management. It is a very discouraging disease, but every effort should be made to keep from spreading it from one location to another.
Additional Information on Neopestalotiopsis Management Posted by Phil Brannen on Oct 27, 2021 Dr. Natalia Peres (University of Florida) shared some additional information with me concerning possible fungicides to use in rotation with Switch and Thiram. Keep in mind that none of these fungicides are providing great control of this disease, but they are providing increased yields by comparison to untreated plots. Rhyme...
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