Bacon County Ag Update

Blueberry leaf Wind burn damage

We have seen some leaf damage from windburn the last several days in Bacon and surrounding counties. Injury can be mistaken for insect injury, disease, drought or chemical injury. This blog post from ncblueberryjournal does a good job describing it. http://ncblueberryjournal.blogspot.com/2011/08/wind-burn.html?m=1
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Blueberry update

Last week I visited several fields of Southern Highbush that had Botrytis Blossom and/or fruit rot.  Most of these fields had only received one or two fungicides applications for mummy berry (DMI (Indar, Quash, Orbit + Captan). With more rain predicted tomorrow fields that have Botrytis infections currently or have received minimal sprays may be at higher risk for…
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Bacon County Mummy Berry and Blueberry bud stages

The Blueberry Spray Guide recommends to start spraying at green tip on leaf buds or 1-5% open bloom (stage 6) occurs on the flower buds, and continue until all blooms have fallen. As you can see below many of our varieties now fall within these criteria. Rabbiteye varieties are entering…
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Blueberry Integrated Pest Management Field Day

  9:45     Welcome and Introductions……….….Will Lovett & Renee Allen 10:00         Discuss Gall Midge, Thrips, & SWD IPM………….……Dr. Ash Sial 11:00 Sprayer Calibration Demo………………………………..Dr. Glen Rains 11:30 Hear from our Sponsors………………………………………..Sponsors 12:00 Lunch, provided by Shorty’s BBQ……………………….…..Alma, GA   When: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 Time: 9:45 AM– Lunch Place: Blueberry…
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Grower Produce Safety Rule Training

WHAT: This free one-day workshop is being offered to produce growers. The training will cover the standardized curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance, which meets the regulatory requirements of the Produce Safety Rule under FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act). The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices…
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