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Pecan Meeting Recap & Slides

Thanks to everyone who came out to Crisp’s 2020 Pecan Production meeting. Special thanks to our sponsors, caterer (JB’s Backyard BBQ) and speakers. The UGA speakers are listed below along with their presentations linked: Dr. Lenny Wells – PresentationLW Jason Brock – PresentationJB Dr. Angel Acebes – PresentationAA Additional Resources…
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Pest Manager Training Offers CEU’s in Many Categories

“Pest Manager Trainings” are organised around the state by Willie Chance to, using a phrase he bookmarks his emails with, “-help those who protect us from pests.” Willie retired from UGA Extension with more than 30 years experience. I’ve attended one of his training’s and was humbled by how insightful…
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Flint RiverQuarium’s Annual Celebration of All Things Wildlife Kicks-Off

“Water, Wings and Wildlife” (W3) is the Ablany Aquariums yearly educational outreach event for everything flying, crawling and swimming. Usually occurring in late September, 2019’s celebration started today with area school’s/home-schoolers visiting booths consisting of live insects, tortoises, snakes, owls, alligators…etc. Its a chance for youth and adults alike to…
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UGA Cotton Team Newsletter – September 2022

Articles in this month’s issue include: High Abandonment Acres for U.S. Cotton Projected Due to Drought (Yangxuan Liu) Importance of End of Season Irrigation Termination and Disease Control in Cotton (BobKemerait, Wesley Porter, David Hall, Jason Mallard) Weather and Climate outlook for September 2022 and Beyond (Pam Knox) Late Season…
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Whiteflies & General Cotton Pest Patrol

A local field of late May planted cotton I was in the other day was approaching threshold for silverleaf whiteflies (50% of sampled leaves, 5th below terminal, have 5 or more immatures). Now’s the time to start thinking about treatments in these almost/at threshold fields. Below flyer lists chemistries with…
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Scout all Cotton for Corn Earworm

Just a quick reminder from Dr. Phillip Roberts for all of us to continue scouting for this pest as a second generation, meaning: more damaging caterpillars, is currently upon us: “We should expect another generation of corn earworm in the coming days depending on location.  We have received reports of…
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Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Survey – 3rd Year

Now till the end of August I’ll be recording TSWV hits in peanut fields while scouting. These numbers will be collected by counting the number of 1′ hits of TSWV in three 50′ sections of row, averaged out. Last year I saw fields with anywhere from 6-18.6% disease and 3-26%…
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UGA Cotton Newsletter – August

Articles Below – Various Authors: Post-bloom Nutrient Deficiencies, Waterlogging, and Foliar Feeding The Next Big Thing (Plant Pathology) August Weather and Climate Outlook Variable-Rate PGR Application Considerations Cotton Irrigation Considerations for August Factors Responsible for Boll Retention/Shed in Cotton Musings from the Road Silverleaf Whitefly Management
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Aphids & Weeds in Wheat

Rome Ethredge (Grain & Soybean Agronomy) – “Aphids can cause direct feeding damage and transmit disease in small grains. Today (Jan 3, 2022), in Seminole County, I found Bird cherry-oat aphids reproducing in wheat, see the female and 6 young offspring in [photo below]. Although all aphids can potentially transmit…
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