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Fly Infestations in Blueberries

Written by: Ash Sial, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia Over the past few days, I have received several calls from Extension Agents about prevalence of soft fruit, vertical fruit split, small berry size and some reports of worms in the fruit. Although it is difficult to determine…
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Phony Peach Disease Management

By Kendall Johnson and Phil Brannen Peaches are one of the most economically important fruit crops for the state of Georgia. Growers provide a large variety of high-quality fresh-market peaches for not only the Southeast, but for much of the U.S. Recently, growers have reported an increase in a disease…
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Widespread QoI resistance and emergence of DMI resistance in powdery mildew in Georgia

Written By: Brooke Warres and Phil Brannen, University of Georgia Plant Pathology Department Due to a warm, humid climate that promotes multiple diseases, growing grapes in Georgia and the Southeast as a whole is a difficult task. Fortunately, with the right information, growers have been able to control harmful pathogens…
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2020 Virtual Blueberry IPM Field Day

Interested in learning about integrated pest management options for blueberries? Need pesticide credits? Register for the Virtual Extension IPM Blueberry Field Day and join in next Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (EST). Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1714103849236858380
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Alternaria Leaf Blight and Head Rot in Brassica: A mystery or an old nemesis with new arsenal?

Written By: Emily Cabrera, IPM Communications CoordinatorExpert Source: Bhabesh Dutta, Extension Plant Pathologist A particularly nasty fungus is making a comeback across vegetable fields in the South but research efforts by UGA specialists hope to give farmers the refined tools they need to stop it in its tracks. Alternaria Leaf…
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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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