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Questions of the Week 1/16/22

How do I manage scale insects on my peaches and plums? San Jose scale and white peach scale are major annual pests that can weaken and even destroy stone fruits if not handled regularly. Scale are sap-feeding insects that pierce stems and fruit using syringe-like mouthparts. After the scales have…
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Christmas Tree Tips

During the holidays, families are picking out the perfect Christmas tree for their home. When you select a tree, there are a few key points to keep in mind, whether you are going to cut your own tree or buy one from a retail lot that has already been cut….
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Keep your holiday gift plants beautiful all year

By Laura Ney for CAES News As vibrant holiday plants begin to adorn the shelves of hardware stores, grocery stores and garden centers, consumers are attracted to the pinks, reds and whites atop deep green foliage, which add festive pops of color in winter homes. The appearance of plants like…
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Keep your holiday gift plants beautiful all year

By Laura Ney for CAES News As vibrant holiday plants begin to adorn the shelves of hardware stores, grocery stores and garden centers, consumers are attracted to the pinks, reds and whites atop deep green foliage, which add festive pops of color in winter homes. The appearance of plants like poinsettias and Christmas…
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Early Scouting for Spider Mites Pays off

Below is a great post from the UGA Strawberry Blog about managing spider mites in strawberries. It is written by Jeff Cook. Nov 30, 2021 | Written by Jeff Cook Spider mites may may seem insignificant but they can cause extensive damage and reduce yields if not caught early in…
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Control light and Christmas cactus will bloom

By Paul Pugliese for CAES News December 21 officially marks the winter solstice, when areas in the Northern Hemisphere have the shortest day and the longest night of the year. A few popular plants given as holiday gifts include Christmas cacti, poinsettias, kalanchoes and chrysanthemums — plants whose flowering is perfectly timed to…
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Shoring up the species barrier

By John H. Tibbets for CAES News In the latter months of 2019, a novel coronavirus probably leaped from a yet-unknown animal in central China into a human. Some speculate that SARS-CoV-2 leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan, China. But evidence suggests that it’s far more likely that the virus was a natural…
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When is a vegetable really a fruit?

By Emily S Davenport for CAES News From an early age, we’re told by our parents to make sure we eat our vegetables. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that people eat five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day. However, there’s long been confusion around what is a vegetable versus a fruit…
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