Bacon County Ag Update

Beef Cattle Production Meeting-Horn Fly Control

Reminder There will be a Beef Cattle Production Meeting at the Bacon County Extension office on April 12, 2018 Time: 6:30pm Topic: Horn Fly Control Options Speakers: Danny Smith: Purina Mills and Will Lovett: UGA Extension Dinner will be served: Sponsored by Feed South and Purina Mills Please contact us to RSVP:…
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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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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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Chilli Thrips in Blueberries

Possible Chilli Thrips have been found in Georgia Highbush fields. Specimens are being sent to Dr. Sial for conformation. Chilli Thrip infestations can cause leaf curling and bronzing. Chilli Thrips can go from egg to adult in 10-15 days. Monitor weekly and implement a spray program if 5% of the field has injury…
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Cotton-Whitefly

I have found whiteflies in Cotton today. The adults are very small white flying insects. The nymphs look like football shaped scales and will be on the underside of leaves. The treatment threshold is when the 5th leaf from the top of the cotton plant has 5 or more immature…
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