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Update on Registration of Glyphosate Posted by Jeff Cook on Feb 10, 2020 With all of the media coverage and lawsuit commercials I thought I would pass along some information that Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Scientist, shared with us today. EPA’s Recent Interim Registration Review Decision About Glyphosate (Prostko) On January 22, 2020, the EPA released the following document:  Glyphosate – Interim Registration...
A Couple of Items Posted by Jeff Cook on Feb 4, 2020 It never fails that once I get dates set and food ordered something comes up and we have to improvise and make some changes. That happened again this year.  We had to move the Peach Meeting from the 11th to the 19th.  We hope this does not inconvenience many of...
Requirements for Paraquat Usage Posted by Jeff Cook on Jan 22, 2020 Many of you know that the label for Paraquat containing herbicides have changed and there are new requirements for people that mix, load and apply these herbicides. An example of the new label can be seen HERE, note the statement in the Restricted Use Pesticide Box. The new label state...
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Peach Blog
Chill update – so what now? Posted by Dario Chavez on Feb 10, 2020 Hi everyone, I was waiting to send this post until it seemed that we were reaching the end of our chill accumulation for this year. The weather has been very variable the last few days from warm, to wet, and to cold. The nice thing about the temperatures going down...
Last Minute Items Posted by Jeff Cook on Feb 4, 2020 It never fails that once I get dates set and food ordered something comes up and we have to improvise and make changes. That happened again this year.  We had to move the Peach Meeting from the 11th to the 19th.  We hope this does not inconvenience many of our...
2020 Southeastern Peach, Nectarine, and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide Posted by Blaauw on Jan 21, 2020 I just wanted to let everyone know that the 2020 peach guides have been updated and are now available online: https://secure.caes.uga.edu/extension/publications/files/pdf/B%201171_12.PDF The physical copies have been printed and will be available in the coming weeks (usually at your local grower meeting), but if you have any questions before then, please let...
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Pecan Blog
INSECT UPDATE: Ambrosia Beetles Posted by Angel Acebes-Doria on Feb 11, 2020 This is just a timely reminder to be watchful for ambrosia beetles especially if you have young trees. If you have older trees (>5 yrs old) that were subjected to any stress-inducing factors such as flooding, diseases, root damage, spading, etc., monitor for potential ambrosia beetle attacks on them as...
Tree Planting Video Posted by Lenny Wells on Feb 6, 2020 I’ve had lots of requests for a video on planting pecan trees, so here it is: Pecan Tree Planting video A few comments: I apologize for the short amount of time some of the text appears on the screen. This is a result of my poor video editing skills. But,...
Bark Shedding Posted by Lenny Wells on Jan 31, 2020 Every year I receive calls regarding trees in which the bark sheds for no apparent reason. This understandably creates great alarm among growers. I see it most often on Desirable but it can occur on other cultivars as well. Usually the outer bark layer sloughs off  exposing the inner bark...
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Strawberry Blog
Row Cover Usage Posted by on Jan 22, 2020 Row covers can be used to accomplish a few different things in strawberry plasticulture.  For us in Georgia, they are best suited for protecting blooms and small fruit from frost as we near our first harvest dates. In other, colder areas of the southeast and mid-Atlantic row covers are used...
Strawberry Fertility Posted by on Jan 13, 2020 Spring is just around the corner so we need to be thinking about our strawberry fertility programs.  Now is a great time to get a tissue sample.  This will give you a baseline and let you know if your pre-plant fertilizer has run out.  It also allows you to check...
Colletotrichum Resistance to QoI Fungicides Posted by on Dec 12, 2019 Anthracnose fruit rot disease, caused by fungal Colletotrichum species, is one of the most significant disease problems of commercial strawberry production in Georgia and the Southeast.  Resistance to site specific fungicides could result in control failures if proper resistance management strategies are not used.
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