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Stay on Schedule to Maintain Healthy Turfgrass

Written By: Emily Cabrera, UGA IPM Communications CoordinatorExpert Source: Clint Waltz, Extension Turfgrass Specialist With the heat of summer bearing down on us, University of Georgia Extension turfgrass specialists recommend homeowners ‘stick to the schedule’ for healthy lawn maintenance. College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Extension turfgrass specialist Clint Waltz…
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Thrips and Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus in Peanuts

Written By: Emily Cabrera, IPM Communications CoordinatorExpert Source: Mark Abney, Associate Professor of Entomology, University of Georgia Come August, peanut growers will either see that their efforts this past spring to control for Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus paid off or they will most likely be planning ahead for next spring…
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Cover Crops in Cotton Production

Written by: Emily CabreraExpert Source: Nick Basinger, Assistant Professor of Weed Science, Crop and Soil Sciences The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said earlier this month they are pulling registrations for the use of all dicamba products for row-crop production. This herbicide has been around since the late 1960’s, but…
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A rapid and sensitive method for detection of Phytophthora capsici in irrigation water sources

Written by: Emran Ali, Owen Hudson, Justin Hand, and Sumyya Waliullah Georgia ranks among the top three states in the nation in vegetable production. One of the most serious diseases in vegetable production in Georgia is Phytophthora blight, caused by the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora capsici. It is a water mold…
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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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