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Mummy Berry Sprays Should Begin Soon

Dr. Harald Scherm has determined the mummy berry potential for germination and development of the apothecia is here. Germination is likely to have started and apothecia are likely to be produced in the field. It doesn’t necessarily say that spores are already being dispersed, but the potential is definitely there….
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2015 Georgia Junior national Livestock Show

Pictures from the 2015 Georgia Junior national Livestock Show. We should all be proud of these young men and women for the dedication they’ve had this season and all their hard work. They represented Appling County very well in Perry and braved the 24 degree temperatures! Even in the cold temperatures they worked…
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Problems in Small Grains

I’ve looked at numerous small grains exhibiting leaves and tillers that have yellowed and are showing red/purple damage. These symptoms can be caused by many things, including nutrient deficiency, cold injury, and disease. But some (not all) of these cases have been barley yellow dwarf virus (BYD). BYD is vectored by aphids. Below is…
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Freeze Injury on Blueberry Plants

Where freeze damage has occurred on southern highbush,  an immediate application of Pristine (unless resistance is confirmed in the field. More info below on that.) at the high rate is recommended. There’s a lot of damaged plants from freeze protection and/or the weather itself. Where cold-damaged blooms/shoots are observed, Botrytis will…
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Freeze Protecting Blueberries. What Went Wrong?

  On February 12 blueberries looked like this: On February 13 blueberries looked like this: And the below pictures were taken on February 23. You can easily see the freeze damage in the blueberries even though this field was freeze protected.   Why are we seeing damage if the plants…
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Using Acid to Clean Out Drip Lines in Blueberries

How much acid can be used to clean out drip lines in blueberries? A link is provided at the bottom for a calculator to assist you. I asked Dr. Erik Smith this question and here is his response: “I used 100 meq/L for the alkalinity and the initial pH of 7.0….
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