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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...
Enlist Soybean Varieties Posted by Jeff Cook on Jan 28, 2021 I am so glad that we have a great team of Extension Specialist working to get information to us so that we can pass it along to our growers. The information in this post is from our weed scientists blog. You may be interested especially if you are growing Enlist™...
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Peach Blog
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,...
Disease Control Recommendations following Hail Damage Posted by Phil Brannen on May 4, 2021 Recent hail injury, especially when combined with excessive rains, is of concern for disease control in peach orchards as we move forward through the remainder of the season. Frequent summer rains generally increase the risk of green fruit rot. If inoculum is present during the green fruit stage and if...
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Pecan Blog
Effects of Hot Weather on Pecan Trees Posted by Lenny Wells on May 24, 2021 Temperatures later this week are predicted to be pretty warm for this time of year. We are coming off a pretty cool spring and are diving right into summer. The trees have not had much chance so far to be conditioned for temps in the upper 90’s. This may lead...
Insect Issues on Young Trees Posted by Andrew Sawyer on May 21, 2021 Pecan Budmoth Following a cool April, we are seeing budmoth pressure increase. At the UGA Vidalia Onion Research farm, our trees sprayed in early April look great. However, I left one row non-sprayed so I could replicate a budmoth insecticide efficacy trial we were doing in Montgomery County. The Montgomery...
UGA Beginner’s Pecan Course To Be Held June 15, 2021 Posted by Lenny Wells on May 18, 2021 Good news! The University of Georgia Pecan Team will be holding its Beginner’s Pecan Course on June 15, 2021 in-person at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. This course is held every other year and covers all you need to know about pecan production including production costs,...
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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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