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GWA Meeting Recap & Slides

Great annual meeting at St. Simon’s Island this year. Listed below are the speakers from 2020 and linked is each of their presentations: Dr. Josh Freeman – U Florida – J Freeman Presentation GWA 2020 Dr. Gordon Johnson – U Delaware – G Johnson Presentation GWA 2020 Larry Benjamin –…
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Downy Mildew Found in Squash

A quick update from Dr. Bhabesh Dutta – Downy Mildew (DM) has been found in squash in Tift County. The same pathogen that causes the disease in that cucurbit can also cause DM in watermelon. Now that downy has been found this close to Crisp County its advisable to be…
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Ribbon Cutting – Watermelon Festival & Comm Gary Black

On Behalf of Crisp Co Chamber of Commerce: Tomorrow June 10th, 10a @ Crisp Co Farmers Market The Watermelon Festival as started and through the City & County Commissioners it has been proclaimed June 10th, 2021 as Commissioner Gary Black Day. Please come out and support these two events at…
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ALERT: Downy Mildew of Cucurbit Detected in Colquitt County

From Dr. Bhabesh Dutta: Downy mildew has been detected on cucumber in Colquitt County. These observations indicate that inoculum of downy mildew is currently in southern GA counties and under favorable conditions potential disease outbreak in cucurbit crops can occur. I would suggest our cucurbit growers to look for the downy mildew symptoms in their fields and start applying protective spray of below stated fungicides….
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Cold/Frost Threat as April Starts

We’re all eyeing the forecasted lows for tomorrow and Friday night as many a bulk of watermelon transplants rest in fields this pre-Easter week. Pam Knox, UGA Ag Climatologist, mentions in a recent article that much can fluctuate between now and Friday saying: “Frost is a tricky thing to forecast….check…
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Vegetable & Watermelon Meetings

Colquitt Co Extension have a recorded Vegetable Production meeting to share. Fantastic info, unfortunately there’s no CEU’s for watching the recording. See the YouTube video below along with its timestamps: 4:41- Intro 7:05 – Insect Management in Vegetables – Alton Sparks, Jr 35:32 – Fungicide Update – Bhabesh Dutta 1:01:30…
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