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Using Pesticides Wisely Posted by Jeff Cook on Feb 28, 2022 If you missed the other opportunities to get certified you have one more that is close to home. The Houston County Extension Office is hosting the final Using Pesticides Wisely (UPW) session for our area March 15th at 9:30 am. This is a great opportunity to get pesticide credit, and...
UGA Agronomic Crops Weed Management Update Posted by Jeff Cook on Feb 2, 2022 If you missed the weed science training in Oglethorpe there are a few more opportunities to get the material. As always contact the county if you plan on attending. February 10th at Noon in Webster County February 10th at 6:00 p.m. in Sumter County February 16th at 8:00 a.m. in...
Obtaining Your Pesticide License Posted by Jeff Cook on Jan 31, 2022 For Georgia growers there are a few steps you need to take to either obtain a new private pesticide applicators license or renew an expired license. Click more to get all the details. Here are the instructions for obtaining a private pesticide applicators license. Go to https://estore.uga.edu/C27063_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=284 and select private...
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Peach Blog
Update from the field: San Jose scale and Mites Posted by Blaauw on Jun 23, 2022 San Jose scale: San Jose scale has been a little quiet this year…almost too quiet. This heatwave has probably slowed their development down a little bit, so I am anticipating seeing an increase in activity soon. This timing may be particularly important for blocks that have had a history of...
Captan Registration Review Posted by Phil Brannen on Jun 21, 2022 Captan is under review by the EPA. The review document is below, and a synopsis of information for peach is given below by Dr. Julius E. Fajardo. EPA is proposing several mitigations for the continued use of Captan. Any responses are currently due by 27 June, but you can request...
Crop Safety of Chlorothalonil and Copper Products at Petal Fall and Shuck Split Posted by Phil Brannen on Apr 27, 2022 We had questions this winter concerning whether chlorothalonil products, when combined with copper products at the petal fall and shuck split application timeframes, would exacerbate or increase copper damage. Shane Breeden, a graduate student in the Plant Pathology Department, established a trial to review this premise in an O’Henry planting...
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Pecan Blog
UGA Pecan Team welcomes new pecan entomologist, Dr. Apurba Barman Posted by Lenny Wells on Aug 15, 2022 We would like to extend a welcome the newest member of the UGA Pecan Team—Dr. Apurba Barman! Dr. Barman’s previous position has been as University of California Cooperative Extension IPM advisor at the UC Desert Research and Extension Center in the Imperial Valley. Dr. Barman earned a bachelor’s degree at...
Water Split is On Way Posted by Lenny Wells on Aug 11, 2022 This is just a reminder that given the recent rain and the stage the pecans are in, if you have not seen it already, you we will likely be seeing water stage fruit split on many varieties over the next couple weeks. Water stage fruit-split of pecan is often a...
Late Season Considerations Posted by Lenny Wells on Aug 2, 2022 As we enter August shell hardening is upon us for Pawnee and other varieties are only a few days to weeks behind. This means that for Pawnee we are shifting from nut sizing to kernel filling. As a result there are two things to keep in mind: 1) You should...
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Strawberry Blog
Captan Registration Review Posted by Phil Brannen on Jun 21, 2022 Captan is currently under review by the EPA. The review document is below, and it can be perused for the impact of EPAs potential actions on strawberry disease management. EPA is proposing several mitigations for the continued use of Captan. Any responses are currently due by 27 June, but you...
Botrytis Testing for Fungicide Resistance Posted by Phil Brannen on Apr 18, 2022 Clemson University has picked up the resistance testing for Botrytis. This is not a free service at this time. However, it is very useful and worth the funds to determine which Botryticides are working. See the attached form for information needed. Additional information from Dr. Guido Schnabel. I worked with...
Cold Weather Update From AWIS and NC State Posted by Jeff Cook on Mar 9, 2022 Mark Hoffman, Small Fruit Extension Specialist at NC State, shared this update on the weekend cold weather and what to prepare for in strawberries. Click Here to see what Mark has to say about the rain, cold weather and use of row covers. This is especially important for us in...
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