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Hop Stunt Viroid Infecting Citrus Trees in Georgia

Authors: Emran Ali, Tammy Stackhouse, Sumyya Waliullah, Jean Williams-Woodward, Johnathan Oliver Published in Plant Disease International Journal Is one of the world’s smallest pathogens harming your citrus plants? Citrus production within the state of Georgia (USA) is rapidly increasing each year. There are citrus plantings in backyards, production, and plant…
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As Weather Cools, Prepare for Fall Insects

Written By: Emily Cabrera, UGA IPM Communications CoordinatorExpert Source: Dan Suiter, Entomologist, Structural Pest Management Coordinator As the weather cools across the state, several fall insects will begin to take center stage around Georgia homes. Be on the lookout for these nuisance pests and make preparations to deter them from…
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Pecan Variety Trials Set to Begin at Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center

Written By: Emily Cabrera, UGA IPM Communications CoordinatorExpert Source: Andrew Sawyer, Southeast Georgia Area Pecan Agent This winter researchers will begin a series of trials to help identify better management practices for pecan growers in Georgia. New pecan trees will be planted at the University of Georgia Vidalia Onion and…
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Whitefly Update in Fall Vegetables – 2020

Witten By: Emily Cabrera, UGA IPM Communications CoordinatorExpert Sources: Alton Sparks, Extension Vegetable Entomologist, Bhabesh Dutta, Extension Vegetable Disease Specialist Vegetable growers are cautioned to be on the lookout now as silverleaf whitefly populations are already exploding in the Tifton-Colquitt area. “This is typically where we see this pest most…
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Using an Integrated Approach to Small Ruminant Parasite Control

Written by: Shanna Reynolds, Oglethorpe County Extension ANR Agent Internal parasites are often the #1 health problem sheep and goats face in southeastern climates, with the most notorious of pests being the stomach worm, Haemonchus contortus, (aka the Barberpole worm).  The industry can no longer rely on deworming drugs alone…
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Increased Whitefly Pressure a Concern in Cotton and Vegetables

Written by: Emily Cabrera, UGA IPM Communications CoordinatorExpert Source: Phillip Roberts, Extension Cotton Entomologist As the summer months continue to deliver hot, dry conditions throughout most of the state, growers need to be on the lookout for silverleaf whitefly in cotton and vegetables, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialist warns….
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Organic management of spotted-wing drosophila (SWD) in small fruit production systems

Written by: Ashfaq Sial, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) control programs should consist of three major components: 1) monitoring and identification, 2) preventative pest management tactics (including exclusion, sanitation, frequent harvest intervals, pruning, mulching, and resistant varieties), and 3) curative pest management tactics…
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