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Irrigation Scheduling

Written By: Emily Cabrera, IPM Communications Coordinator Expert Source: Andre Da Silva, Extension Vegetable Specialist Not all irrigation schedules are managed the same. And while that may seem obvious, there’s actually a huge difference in yields and savings that can be had with implementing a more tailored irrigation regime on-farm….
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2020 North Georgia Vegetable Variety Selection

Written By: Emily Cabrera, IPM Communications Coordinator Expert Source: Tim Coolong, Extension Vegetable Specialist University of Georgia Extension Vegetable Specialist Timothy Coolong spoke to vegetable growers this month in Blairsville about the latest research in variety testing of selected crops for north Georgia. Vegetable growers “above the fall line” are…
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2020 Soybean Update: Weed Management

Written By: Emily Cabrera, IPM Communications Coordinator Expert Source: Eric Prostko, Extension Weed Specialist University of Georgia Extension weed specialist Eric Prostko spoke to growers about current pesticide applicator regulations and weed control strategies for the 2020 season at this year’s Northeast Georgia Soybean Production Meeting in Bowman. Prostko emphasized…
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2020 Soybean Update: Insect Pest Management

Written By: Emily Cabrera, IPM Communications Coordinator Expert Source: Phillip Roberts, Extension Entomologist In 2019, soybeans were planted on 100,000 acres in Georiga. At this month’s Northeast Georgia Soybean Production Meeting in Bowman, University of Georgia Extension specialists provided updates for growers going into the 2020 season. Extension entomologist Phillip…
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UGA Peach Entomologist Warns Growers, Potentially Higher Populations of San Jose Scale This Spring

San Jose Scale are predicted to be particularly bad this year for peach growers, as this pest is active in temperatures over 51oF, “so we’ve already had a lot of days for this pest population to grow” said Dr. Brett Blaauw, UGA Peach Entomologist. “This pest is so pervasive in the southeast that we really don’t recommend scouting, because it’s time and labor intensive and not always accurate. We know this pest exists in every orchard and we know it will need to be managed.”

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Blueberry Growers Should Scout Early for SWD and Manage Before Berry Color Changes

Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) is the most economically significant insect pest in berry production in the southeast. They survive all year round, in every landscape, and the presence of just one egg, larva, pupa, or fly can render an entire harvest unmarketable. Scout early and manage this pest for a productive year.
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UGA Climate Expert Shares Production Strategies for Spring Weather

Georgia weather is predictably unpredictable, bitter cold one week and balmy the next. And for that reason, growers are being urged to pay close attention to the weather over the coming months, and be prepared to utilize irrigation for frost protection and potential dry conditions as we move into spring. We are currently in an ENSO neutral year, and weather patterns in those years are more variable and can often create issues with…
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