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  • By Allison Floyd for CAES News Using proven production practices to fight disease in the field, Georgia farmers produce half the peanuts grown in the U.S. each year. Modern peanut varieties carry few genetic defenses against some of the more devastating diseases, so peanut farmers carefully consider when to plant, whether to irrigate and when to apply fungicide…

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  • 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 dispersed during their initial nymphal…

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  • In 1982, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences established the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia with the mission to facilitate teaching, research, and new plant introductions. The gardens are an essential trialing site for heat and humidity tolerance for many of the world’s annual and perennial ornamental breeding companies due to the…

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  • 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. Do a freshness test: Run…

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  • 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 cacti usher…

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  • 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 cacti usher in the holiday…

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  • 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 the season. The two-spotted spider…

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  • 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 the shorter days experienced this…

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  • 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 “zoonotic” leap from animal to…

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