Brooks County Ag Connection

ALERT: Downy Mildew of Cucurbit Detected in Georgia

Courtesy of Dr Bhabesh Dutta UGA Extension Vegetable Pathologist: Downy mildew of squash has been detected from Thomas County in Georgia (May 3, 2016). These observations indicate that inoculum of downy mildew is currently in GA and under favorable conditions (cool and wet conditions) potential disease outbreak in cucurbit can occur. I would suggest our cucurbit growers…
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2016 Vegetable Fungicide Spray Programs

            I have attached the updated University of Georgia Vegetable Fungicide Spray Programs for 2016.  Please refer to the link below for fungicide spray schedules for the following crops; Pepper, Tomato, Succulent Legume (Snap, Lima, Pole beans), Cucumber, Squash, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, and Broccoli/Cabbage. 2016 Vegetable…
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2016 Vegetable Production Meeting

  The 2016 Brooks County Extension Vegetable Production Meeting will be held today at noon.  Dr. Tim Coolong will review recently updated food safety regulations and various vegetable varieties for 2016 plantings.  Also, I will have available 2016 Vegetable Crop Handbooks, fungicide spray programs, and fungicide efficacy charts.  Please make…
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Downy Mildew of Watermelon Detected in Georgia

Downy mildew of watermelon has been detected from Sumter County in Georgia (June 10, 2015). These observations indicate that inoculum of downy mildew is currently in GA and under favorable conditions (wet conditions) can be a potential problem in watermelon. I would suggest our watermelon growers to look for the…
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Proposed label changes for pollinator protection

Here is an alert from Dr. Stormy Sparks: The link below and the information attached concerns PROPOSED label changes for MOST insecticides we use in vegetables (and other crops). This currently will apply only to situations where growers are contracting for pollination services (but can easily be expanded). This will…
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2015 Vegetable Fungicide/Herbicide Spray Programs & New pesticide labeling

  The Brooks County Extension Vegetable meeting was held on February 25th.  At this meeting, I shared information and handouts related to many new labels that have been acquired for 2015 growing season.  I have included links that provide this information for fungicides, nematicides, insecticides, and herbicides.  Also, I wanted…
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Vegetable Production Meeting

Brooks County Extension will be hosting a Commercial Vegetable Production meeting on Wednesday, February 25 at noon. Stormy Sparks, Tim Coolong and Hunt Sanders will be presenting on insect and disease control, varieties and vegetable production for 2015. Commercial and Private applicator credits will be available. Please contact the Brooks…
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