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Out On The Farm

Highbush blueberries are being packed wide open now. The later maturing rabbiteye variety season hasn’t started yet. Rain is slowing some picking down, but for the most part packing sheds are running strong getting blueberries packaged and shipped. We started collecting leaf samples from one of our blueberry Exobasidium leaf and fruit spot…
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Tobacco Research

We have an on farm tobacco variety trial in Appling County. There are 12 different varieties and each one is clearly marked. I’m also evaluating imidacloprid treated plants compared to untreated throughout the season. All the results will be available prior to next season.    
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Pecan Update

On April 22 we had a pecan grafting clinic in Appling County I went and checked the grafts today (May 15) and some are starting to bud out. In some orchards on susceptible varieties leaf scab is already getting bad. Growers need to be on a timely fungicide program. A suggested…
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Blueberry Time!

I attended a blueberry training earlier this week in Gainseville, FL. We stopped at Island Grove nursery and toured their farm. In the below picture are 2 year old Meadowlark blueberries. In order to get fertilizer through the plastic mulch they cut slits in the plastic and use special equipment…
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